Tin Pan Alley was the name of the songwriting culture that defined America popular music in the late 19th and early 20th century. It’s also an actual location – many of the buildings along W 28th St. between 5th and 6th Ave was where countless American classic songs were written, songs that would go on to influence early rock & rollers and other strands of popular music, including Dylan’s intial electric phase. (at W 28St Broadway Ave)