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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan



Robert Dylan (/ˈdɪlən/; born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, painter, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when he became a reluctant "voice of a generation"[2] with songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'", which became anthems for the Civil Rights Movement and anti-war movement. Leaving behind his initial base in the American folk music revival, his six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone", recorded in 1965, enlarged the range of popular music.

Dylan's lyrics incorporate a wide range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed to the burgeoning counterculture. Initially inspired by the performances of Little Richard and the songwriting of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, and Hank Williams, Dylan has amplified and personalized musical genres. His recording career, spanning more than 50 years, has explored the traditions in American song—from folk, blues, and country to gospel, rock and roll, and rockabilly to English, Scottish, and Irish folk music, embracing even jazz and the Great American Songbook. Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards, and harmonica. Backed by a changing lineup of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour. His accomplishments as a recording artist and performer have been central to his career, but his songwriting is considered his greatest contribution. Since 1994, Dylan has also published seven books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries.

As a musician, Dylan has sold more than 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He has also received numerous awards including eleven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award. Dylan has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." In May 2012, Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. In 2016, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".[3]



The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: Trouble No More 1979–1981
The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: Trouble No More 1979–1981 is a set of recordings from 1979 to 1981 by Bob Dylan, set to release on Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings on November 3, 2017.
Making a Liar Out of Me
Making a Liar Out of Me is a song by musical artist Bob Dylan, released on October 13, 2017.
When You Gonna Wake Up?
When You Gonna Wake Up? is a song by musical artist Bob Dylan, released on September 20, 2017.
Triplicate is the thirty-eighth studio album by Bob Dylan, released by Columbia Records on March 31, 2017.

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Bob Dylan performs tribute to Tom Petty
  –  October 23, 2017
Bob Dylan paid tribute to his late friend Tom Petty with a cover ... ELO's Jeff Lynne and 'Pretty Woman' singer Roy Orbison. Petty and Lynne co-wrote 'Learning To Fly' in 1991 for the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album 'Into the Great Wide Open'.
Rewind CD will be released at The Bay, Old 97's and return of Bob Dylan
  –  October 20, 2017
getting sober and trying to find a boyfriend — all done in singer/songwriter country style rather than the rock ‘n’ roll of her earlier efforts. Show time is 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 at and at the door. Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples ...
American legend Bob Dylan, Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' are beyond the Springs this weekend
  –  October 19, 2017
On the heels of winning the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is still doing what he loves, writing and playing music. Next month he will release "Trouble No More," a collection of his recordings from the 1970s and '80s.
Traveling photo exhibit featuring iconic images of Bob Dylan to be displayed at OSU
  –  October 18, 2017
CORVALLIS, Ore. – A photo exhibit featuring iconic images of Nobel Prize winner singer-songwriter Bob Dylan by photographer Daniel Kramer will be on display at Oregon State University’s Fairbanks Gallery Oct. 26 through Nov. 30. The exhibit ...
A billionaire's quirky quest to create a mecca for Bob Dylan fans — in Tulsa, Okla.
  –  October 15, 2017
will move to the planned Bob Dylan Center in a former paper warehouse. The search for an architect is underway, and the center is expected to open the public in 2019. It can't be soon enough for the singer's legions of fans and chroniclers, many of whom ...
Traveling photo exhibit featuring iconic images of Bob Dylan to be displayed at OSU
  –  October 18, 2017
The exhibit, “Bob Dylan: Photographs by Daniel Kramer,” is curated by the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum ® and documents Dylan’s metamorphosis from folk musician to rock and roll icon. A reception and artist’s talk by Kramer will be held ...
A billionaire's quirky quest to create a mecca for Bob Dylan fans — in Tulsa, Okla.
  –  October 15, 2017
Dylan, 76, the only musician to win the Nobel Prize for Literature ... But many of the objects, plus audio and video highlights, will move to the planned Bob Dylan Center in a former paper warehouse. The search for an architect is underway, and the ...


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