Folk singer Dave Van Ronk, a staple of the early 1960s New York music scene, died February 10 of colon cancer. He was 65. His longtime agent Mitchell Greenhill, president of Folklore Productions, was at his bedside at New York University Medical Center.
Known as "The Mayor of MacDougal Street" in Greenwich Village, he was also an early mentor of Bob Dylan.
Van Ronk last performed October 22 in Adelphi, Md., which was recorded for a live album. He underwent surgery in November.
His wife, Andrea Vuocolo, survives him. A memorial service is pending.