The vendor acquired this booklet and signature on Saturday, 1st May, 1965, the day after Bob Dylan's concert at City Hall, Sheffield. According to the vendor, who waited for Dylan outside his hotel, the encounter was filmed by D.A Pennebaker who was trailing Dylan filming footage for Don't Look Back [this particular moment is not in the final release].
In an interview with Ken Pitt published in the Bob Dylan magazine The Telegraph, Pitt relays the story of the booklets...A whole stack of these leaflets came over from Al's [Grossman] office...the purpose of them was that they should be handed out....people always like to be given photographs if they're available...I didn't have those sort of postcard photos of Bob, but I did have these leaflets, so I used to hand them out, and then when fans were in the queue getting their autographs, they'd offer them to be signed. That was how Bob discovered that they were being handed out....He wasn't angry in any way, but in a matter-of-fact way, he said, Oh I don't think they should be handed out. Grossman said, Why not, Bob? It's something you wrote. And Bob just said, Well that was a long time ago. So we didn't hand them out any more.
It is believed that approximately 500 booklets were printed, but it is estimated that Pitt only handed out about 50 or 60 at the Sheffield concert, and only a handful the following day.