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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan



Bob Dylan (/ˈdɪlən/; born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and painter, who has been an influential figure 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'" that became anthems for the Civil Rights Movement and anti-war movement. In 1965, he controversially abandoned his early fan-base in the American folk music revival, recording a six-minute single, "Like a Rolling Stone", which enlarged the scope 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. In his recording career, which spans more than 50 years, Dylan has explored many of the traditions in American song—from folk, blues, and country to gospel, and rock and roll, and from rockabilly to English, Scottish, and Irish folk music, embracing even jazz and the Great American Songbook. Dylan performs on 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, and, in 2016, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".[3]



The Music Which Inspired Girl from the North Country
The Music Which Inspired Girl from the North Country is an album by musical artist Bob Dylan, released on January 12, 2018.
The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: Trouble No More 1979–1981
The Bootleg Series Vol.
Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13 / 1979-1981
Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol.
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.

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Sheila Atim: I wouldn't be shocked if Bob Dylan has seen Girl from the North Country
  –  January 12, 2018
One of the stars of the hit musical based on the songs of Bob Dylan says the singer has secretly watched rehearsals — but the cast don’t know if he has seen a performance. Sheila Atim plays Marianne in Girl From The North Country, which made its West ...
Bob Dylan's lyrics, music influence, inspire central Ohio musicians
  –  November 2, 2017
Bob Dylan rarely agrees to interviews — including a recent Dispatch request — but the famed folk-rock musician has enough admirers to fill his silence. Azita Raji, the U.S. ambassador to Sweden, gave a speech on his behalf at last year’s Nobel Prize ...
Bob Dylan: Musician or Poet?
  –  October 25, 2017
Each week in Bookends, two writers take on pressing and provocative questions about the world of books. This week, Dana Stevens and Francine Prose discuss whether Bob Dylan’s lyrics make him more poet than musician. Dylan’s songs are primal and modern ...
Bob Dylan’s ‘Trouble No More: Faith-filled music from his Gospel period
  –  January 7, 2018
It is no exaggeration to say that Bob Dylan has had one of the most eclectic careers in modern music. A prolific songwriter, Dylan has composed 359 songs over the last 49 years, in a wide array of genres. Because he is never static, each generation seems ...
Is Bob Dylan A Genuine Gospel Songwriter?
  –  October 19, 2017
Twenty years later in 2003, Gotta Serve Somebody – the Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan set out to prove Dylan created real Gospel music that stands the test of time. Bob Dylan lent his support to this independent production including two videos and one audio ...
Star Wars: Benicio Del Toro Compares His 'The Last Jedi' Character to a Bob Dylan Song
  –  November 16, 2017
Recently, the compelling actor might have created more confusion about his role in the upcoming The Last Jedi, sharing that "DJ" might be a character akin to one found in a folk song. “Maybe you could find him in a Bob Dylan song or a Tom Waits song ...


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