Hailed as the Shakespeare of his generation, Dylan sold tens of millions of albums, wrote more than songs recorded by more than 2, artists, performed all over the world, and set the standard for lyric writing. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in He grew up in the northeastern Minnesota mining town of Hibbing , where his father co-owned Zimmerman Furniture and Appliance Co. Taken with the music of Hank Williams , Little Richard , Elvis Presley , and Johnny Ray, he acquired his first guitar in at age 14 and later, as a high school student, played in a series of rock and roll bands. In , just before enrolling at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis , he served a brief stint playing piano for rising pop star Bobby Vee. While attending college, he discovered the bohemian section of Minneapolis known as Dinkytown. Fascinated by Beat poetry and folksinger Woody Guthrie , he began performing folk music in coffeehouses, adopting the last name Dylan after the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Restless and determined to meet Guthrie—who was confined to a hospital in New Jersey—he relocated to the East Coast. He quickly built a cult following and within four months was hired to play harmonica for a Harry Belafonte recording session. His singing voice—a cowboy lament laced with Midwestern patois, with an obvious nod to Guthrie—confounded many critics.
Bob Dylan. Published: 13 Aug Published: 4 Aug Published: 24 Jun Kitty Empire's album of the week Bob Dylan: Rough and Rowdy Ways review — enthralling, mischievous — and very male 4 out of 5 stars. Is it a last boomer hurrah? Published: 20 Jun Bob Dylan's Rough and Rowdy Ways: discuss his five-star new album. Published: 19 Jun Carmine Street Guitars: tuning up with New York's finest plank-spankers.
Bob Dylan born Robert Allen Zimmerman ; May 24, is an American singer-songwriter, author, and visual artist who has been a major figure in popular culture for more than 50 years. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the s, when songs such as " Blowin' in the Wind " and " The Times They Are a-Changin' " became anthems for the civil rights and anti-war movements. His lyrics during this period incorporated a range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences, defied pop music conventions and appealed to the burgeoning counterculture. Following his self-titled debut album in , which mainly comprised traditional folk songs , Dylan made his breakthrough as a songwriter with the release of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan the following year. For many of these songs, he adapted the tunes and phraseology of older folk songs. In and , Dylan drew controversy when he adopted electrically amplified rock instrumentation, and in the space of 15 months recorded three of the most important and influential rock albums of the s: Bringing It All Back Home , Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde Commenting on the six-minute single " Like a Rolling Stone " , Rolling Stone wrote: "No other pop song has so thoroughly challenged and transformed the commercial laws and artistic conventions of its time, for all time. In July , Dylan withdrew from touring after a motorcycle accident. During this period, he recorded a large body of songs with members of the Band , who had previously backed him on tour. These recordings were released as the collaborative album The Basement Tapes in
Bob Dylan. Published: 13 Aug Published: 4 Aug Published: 24 Jun Kitty Empire's album of the week Bob Dylan: Rough and Rowdy Ways review — enthralling, mischievous — and very male 4 out of 5 stars. Is it a last boomer hurrah? Published: 20 Jun Bob Dylan's Rough and Rowdy Ways: discuss his five-star new album. Published: 19 Jun Carmine Street Guitars: tuning up with New York's finest plank-spankers. Published: 17 Jun Bob Dylan: Rough and Rowdy Ways review — a testament to his eternal greatness 5 out of 5 stars. Published: 13 Jun Listener's digest Bob Dylan: where to start in his back catalogue.
Published: 1 Jun What made 60s music giants so great? Jamming says Bob Dylan's son. Published: 9 May Bob Dylan announces first album of original songs in eight years, Rough and Rowdy Ways.
Published: 8 May Lost Bob Dylan lyrics from Blonde on Blonde era go to auction. Published: 5 May Published: 17 Apr Ranked Bob Dylan's 50 greatest songs — ranked! Published: 9 Apr Bob Dylan: Murder Most Foul review — a dark, dense ballad for the end times 4 out of 5 stars. Published: 27 Mar Bob Dylan releases first original song in eight years, minute track about JFK.
Published: 6 Mar Book of the day Me by Elton John review — hilariously self-lacerating. A memoir that is racy, pacy and crammed with scurrilous anecdotes — what more could you ask from the rocket man? Published: 16 Oct Published: 8 Oct Gaining my religion: Kanye, Dylan and the pop stars who find God. Published: 3 Oct Highway 61 revisited: Jessica Lange explores the historic route — in pictures. Published: 30 Sep About results for Bob Dylan 1 2 3 4 … next.