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Bob Dylan

On keyboards at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, April 28, 2006
Background information
Birth name Robert Allen Zimmerman
Also known as Elston Gunn,[1] Tedham Porterhouse, Blind Boy Grunt, Lucky Wilbury/Boo Wilbury, Elmer Johnson, Sergei Petrov, Jack Frost, Jack Fate, Robert Milkwood Thomas
Born May 24, 1941 (1941-05-24) (age 68)
Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.
Genres Rock, folk, blues, country, gospel
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, painter, poet
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, harmonica, keyboard, piano
Years active 1961 – present
Labels Columbia, Asylum
Associated acts The Band, Traveling Wilburys, Grateful Dead, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Website bobdylan.com
.Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and musician.^ Bob Dylan, whose real name is Robert Allen Zimmerman was born on May 24, 1941.
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^ Robert Allen Zimmerman legally becomes Bob Dylan, having signed a music publishing deal with Witmark Music on 12 July, engineered by Albert Grossman.
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^ The Life of Bob Dylan by Howard Sounes Blogcritics.org, May 19, 2009 ...active in the 21st century ?
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He has been a major figure in popular music for five decades.[2] .Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was at first an informal chronicler, and later an apparently reluctant figurehead of social unrest.^ Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was, at first, an informal chronicler and then an apparently reluctant figurehead of social unrest.

^ Dylan's musical career spans five decades, with much of his most celebrated work coming in the 1960s.
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^ Read More Chronicles By Bob Dylan The celebrated first memoir from arguably the most influential singer-songwriter in the country, Bob Dylan.
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.A number of his songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the civil rights[3] and anti-war[4] movements.^ As Bob Dylan says "the times they are a-changin"...
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^ Dylan's third album, The Times They Are a-Changin' , reflected a more politicized and cynical Dylan.

^ The before mentioned opening montage with Bob Dylan ’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’” was cool but from there it goes downhill fast to the point where it’s not bad enough to have Tears...
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.His early lyrics incorporated a variety of political, social and philosophical, as well as literary influences.^ Dylan's early lyrics incorporated political , social and philosophical , as well as literary , influences.

.They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed hugely to the then burgeoning counterculture.^ They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed hugely to the then burgeoning counterculture .

^ They duet each night but, musically, do not co-exist naturally.
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.Dylan has both amplified and personalized musical genres, exploring numerous distinct 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 swing.^ While expanding and personalizing genres , he has explored many traditions of American song, from folk , blues and country to gospel , rock and roll and rockabilly to English , Scottish and Irish folk music , and even jazz and swing .

^ His early focus on rock and roll gave way to an interest in American folk music.

^ Rock , folk , folk rock , blues , country .

[5]
.Dylan performs with guitar, piano and harmonica.^ Dylan performs with guitar , piano and harmonica .

^ Dylan : Do you play them on piano or guitar?
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^ By contrast, the B side of the album consisted of four long songs on which Dylan accompanied himself on acoustic guitar and harmonica.

.Backed by a changing line-up of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour.^ After 10 minutes, I gave up, and turned back toward the tree-line.

^ It's the first Never Ending Tour show in over 600 to be televised.
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^ The Montreux show is his 1000th on the Never-Ending Tour, 10 years after it all began.
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.His accomplishments as a recording artist and performer have been central to his career, but his greatest contribution is generally considered to be his songwriting.^ His accomplishments as a recording artist and performer have been central to his career, but his greatest contribution is generally considered to be his songwriting.

^ Bob Dylan is one of the most lauded and greatest loved songwriters and performers of all time.
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[2]
.He has received numerous awards over the years including Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Awards; he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame.^ Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame 1982.
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^ He has received numerous awards over the years including Grammy , Golden Globe and Academy Awards ; he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame .

^ Dylan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in January 1988.

.In 2008 a Bob Dylan Pathway was opened in the singer's honor in his birthplace of Duluth, Minnesota.^ The president has also met Bob Dylan , the singer, and David Lynch and Woody Allen, the film directors, and has had dinner with Michel Houellebecq, whose...
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^ The before mentioned opening montage with Bob Dylan ’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’” was cool but from there it goes downhill fast to the point where it’s not bad enough to have Tears...
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^ Read More Chronicles By Bob Dylan The celebrated first memoir from arguably the most influential singer-songwriter in the country, Bob Dylan.
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[6] The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for what they called his profound impact on popular music and American culture, "marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power."[7]

Contents

Life and career

Origins and musical beginnings

Robert Allen Zimmerman (Hebrew name Shabtai Zisel ben Avraham)[8][9] was born in St. Mary's Hospital on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota,[10][11] and raised in Hibbing, Minnesota, on the Mesabi Iron Range west of Lake Superior. .His paternal grandparents, Zigman and Anna Zimmerman, emigrated from Odessa in the Russian Empire (now Ukraine) to the United States following the antisemitic pogroms of 1905.[12] His mother's grandparents, Benjamin and Lybba Edelstein, were Lithuanian Jews who arrived in the United States in 1902.[12] In his autobiography Chronicles: Volume One, Dylan writes that his paternal grandmother's maiden name was Kyrgyz and her family originated from Istanbul.^ In his autobiography, Chronicles: Volume One , Dylan acknowledged that he was familiar with the poetry of Dylan Thomas .

^ In October 2004, Dylan published the first part of his autobiography, Chronicles: Volume One .

^ Research by Dylan’s biographers has shown that his paternal grandparents, Zigman and Anna Zimmerman, emigrated from Odessa in the Russian Empire (now Ukraine ) to the United States following the antisemitic pogroms of 1905.

[13]
.Dylan’s parents, Abram Zimmerman and Beatrice "Beatty" Stone, were part of the area's small but close-knit Jewish community.^ Growing up in Hibbing, Dylan and his parents were part of the area's small but close-knit Jewish community, and in May 1954 Dylan had his Bar Mitzvah .

^ Dylan’s parents, Abram Zimmerman and Beatrice "Beatty" Stone, were part of the area's small but close-knit Jewish community.

^ He began performing in coffeehouses and clubs in the Greenwich Village area and managed to generate a small following in the Greenwich Village folk community.
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.Robert Zimmerman lived in Duluth until age six, when his father was stricken with polio and the family returned to his mother's home town, Hibbing, where Zimmerman spent the rest of his childhood.^ Robert Zimmerman lived in Duluth until age six, when his father was stricken with polio and the family returned to his mother's home town, Hibbing , where Zimmerman spent the rest of his childhood.

^ Dylan ends the year with another 17 North American shows, starting again in Canada and including one in the town of his birth, Duluth, Minnesota, which he left aged 6.
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^ Robert Zimmerman spent much of his youth listening to the radio—first to blues and country stations broadcasting from Shreveport, Louisiana and, later, to early rock and roll .

.Robert Zimmerman spent much of his youth listening to the radio—first to blues and country stations broadcasting from Shreveport, Louisiana and, later, to early rock and roll.^ Real Name: Robert Allen Zimmerman Profile: Born: May 24, 1941, Duluth, Minnesota, USA Folk rock icon.
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^ Rolling Stone magazine reports that the world's first rock bootleg album, Great White Wonder, is on sale in Los Angeles and it's a double album at that.
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^ Queenan spent much of his youth trying to find a way to escape from his father and his fathers world.
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[14] .He formed several bands in high school: The Shadow Blasters was short-lived, but his next, The Golden Chords,[15] lasted longer and played covers of popular songs.^ He formed several bands in high school: The Shadow Blasters was short lived, but his next, The Golden Chords, 19 lasted longer and played covers of popular songs.

^ Though the Wilburys never perform live, Dylan has played at least one Wilbury song in concert - but rarely.
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^ Dylan turned to his band and said "Play it fucking loud!", 90 and they launched into the final song of the night with gusto—"Like a Rolling Stone".

.Their performance of Danny and the Juniors' "Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay" at their high school talent show was so loud that the principal cut the microphone off.^ Their performance of Danny and the Juniors ' "Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay" at their high school talent show was so loud that the principal cut the microphone off.

^ Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 (Performer).
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[16] In 1959 he saw Buddy Holly in the Winter Dance Party tour and later recalled how he made eye contact with him. In his 1959 school yearbook, Robert Zimmerman listed as his ambition "To follow Little Richard."[17] The same year, using the name Elston Gunnn (sic), he performed two dates with Bobby Vee, playing piano and providing handclaps.[1][18][19]
.Zimmerman moved to Minneapolis in September 1959 and enrolled at the University of Minnesota.^ Zimmerman moved to Minneapolis in September 1959 and enrolled at the University of Minnesota .

^ He enrols at the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis, but attends few formal classes.
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.His early focus on rock and roll gave way to an interest in American folk music.^ His early focus on rock and roll gave way to an interest in American folk music.

^ The music critics, so-called “rock and roll writers?” DYLAN: Well I try to keep up.
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^ In 1985 Dylan explained the attraction that folk music had exerted on him: "The thing about rock'n'roll is that for me anyway it wasn't enough ...

.In 1985 Dylan explained the attraction that folk music had exerted on him: "The thing about rock'n'roll is that for me anyway it wasn't enough ...^ I wasn't even thinking about him."
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^ In 1985 Dylan explained the attraction that folk music had exerted on him: "The thing about rock'n'roll is that for me anyway it wasn't enough ...

^ Dylan is still the Grandaddy of Rock 'n Roll folks!
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.There were great catch-phrases and driving pulse rhythms ...^ There were great catch-phrases and driving pulse rhythms ...

but the songs weren't serious or didn't reflect life in a realistic way. .I knew that when I got into folk music, it was more of a serious type of thing.^ I knew that when I got into folk music, it was more of a serious type of thing.

^ In 1985 Dylan explained the attraction that folk music had exerted on him: "The thing about rock'n'roll is that for me anyway it wasn't enough ...

^ Today we get more specific, delving into books on rock, pop, hip-hop, classical music and more.
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.The songs are filled with more despair, more sadness, more triumph, more faith in the supernatural, much deeper feelings."^ The songs are filled with more despair, more sadness, more triumph, more faith in the supernatural, much deeper feelings."

^ I took it off a song called 'No More Auction Block'—that's a spiritual and 'Blowin' In The Wind follows the same feeling.

^ But there is so much more going on in this song; there is actually a chorus!

[20] .He soon began to perform at the 10 O'clock Scholar, a coffee house a few blocks from campus, and became actively involved in the local Dinkytown folk music circuit.^ He soon began to perform at the 10 O'clock Scholar, a coffee house a few blocks from campus, and became actively involved in the local Dinkytown folk music circuit.

^ With its veiled references to nuclear apocalypse , it gained even more resonance when the Cuban missile crisis developed only a few weeks after Dylan began performing it.

^ Under the name Bob Dylan, he starts performing as a folk-singer at the Ten O'Clock Scholar, a coffee-house popular with young people, delivering traditional folk and blues material in a sweet sounding voice.
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[21][22]
.During his Dinkytown days, Zimmerman began introducing himself as "Bob Dylan."^ During his Dinkytown days, Zimmerman began introducing himself as "Bob Dylan."

^ Robert Allen Zimmerman legally becomes Bob Dylan, having signed a music publishing deal with Witmark Music on 12 July, engineered by Albert Grossman.
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^ Read More The Bob Dylan Scrapbook, 1956-1966 By Bob Dylan The Bob Dylan Scrapbook is the highly collectable illustrated biography of Dylan's life during the 1950s and 60s.
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[15] .In a 2004 interview, Dylan explained: "You're born, you know, the wrong names, wrong parents.^ In a 2004 interview, Dylan explained: "You're born, you know, the wrong names, wrong parents.

^ You're completely biased and Im confident that if Lady Gaga was given the opportunity to have been in this video with Bob Dylan, you would be praising it for being 'nonsensical' and 'brilliant.'
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^ When you can name five poets without including Bob Dylan , when you exceed your quota and don't even notice, close this manual...
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I mean, that happens. .You call yourself what you want to call yourself.^ You call yourself what you want to call yourself.

^ Look at Jim Morrison , if you want to call him a poet.
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This is the land of the free."[23] He further elaborated that he had never viewed himself as "a Robert Zimmerman."[23]

1960s

Relocation to New York and record deal

.Dylan dropped out of college at the end of his freshman year.^ Dylan dropped out of college at the end of his freshman year.

^ Dylan dropped out of university and moved to New York City in the winter of 1961.
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^ Dylan ends the year with another 17 North American shows, starting again in Canada and including one in the town of his birth, Duluth, Minnesota, which he left aged 6.
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.In January 1961, he moved to New York City, hoping to perform there and visit his musical idol Woody Guthrie, who was seriously ill with Huntington's Disease in Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital.^ In January 1961, he moved to New York City, hoping to perform there and visit his musical idol Woody Guthrie , who was seriously ill with Huntington's Disease in Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital .

^ At Dylan's insistence, Robertson and Kooper came down from New York City to play on the sessions.

^ Robert Shelton, New York Times , 1961-09-21, "Bob Dylan: A Distinctive Stylist" reproduced online: Robert Shelton (1961-09-21).

[24] .Guthrie had been a revelation to Dylan and was the biggest influence on his early performances.^ Guthrie had been a revelation to Dylan and was the biggest influence on his early performances.

^ Give me a BREAK! Bob Dylan defined a generation and helped influenced some of the biggest movements in history.
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^ Even Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen join in, performing the songs of folk icon Woody Guthrie.
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.Describing Guthrie's impact on him, Dylan later wrote: "The songs themselves had the infinite sweep of humanity in them ...^ In 1976, Dylan also wrote and duetted on the song "Sign Language" for Eric Clapton 's No Reason To Cry 142 .

^ Describing the impact that Dylan had on her and her husband, Joyce Carol Oates wrote: "When we first heard this raw, very young, and seemingly untrained voice, frankly nasal, as if sandpaper could sing, the effect was dramatic and electrifying."

^ Even Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen join in, performing the songs of folk icon Woody Guthrie.
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[He] was the true voice of the American spirit. I said to myself I was going to be Guthrie's greatest disciple." .Dylan wrote an ode to Guthrie called "Song to Woody"; It appeared as a track on his self-titled album in 1962. "[25] As well as visiting Guthrie in the hospital, Dylan befriended Guthrie's acolyte Ramblin' Jack Elliott.^ DYLAN: Well, I didn’t do anything on that album.
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^ While their self titled album leaves you beaten and bruised, “Get Color” serenades you to your feet just in time to take another wallop of destruction.

^ Even Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen join in, performing the songs of folk icon Woody Guthrie.
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Much of Guthrie's repertoire was actually channeled through Elliott, and Dylan paid tribute to Elliott in Chronicles (2004).[26]
.From February 1961, Dylan played at various clubs around Greenwich Village.^ From February 1961, Dylan played at various clubs around Greenwich Village .

^ He began performing in coffeehouses and clubs in the Greenwich Village area and managed to generate a small following in the Greenwich Village folk community.
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^ In a Greenwich Village hangout, Dylan writes a two-verse version of his first famous song in a few minutes, later adding a third verse.
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.In September, he eventually gained public recognition when Robert Shelton wrote a positive review in The New York Times of a show at Gerde's Folk City.^ In September, he eventually gained public recognition when Robert Shelton wrote a positive review in The New York Times of a show at Gerde's Folk City .

^ Robert Shelton, in the New York Times, writes a glowing review of Dylan's support slot at Gerde's Folk City, calling him "One of the most distinctive stylists to play Manhattan in months".
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^ By 1981, while Dylan's Christian faith was obvious, Stephen Holden wrote in the New York Times that "neither age (he's now 40) nor his much-publicized conversion to born-again Christianity has altered his essentially iconoclastic temperament."

[27] .The same month Dylan played harmonica on folk singer Carolyn Hester's eponymous third album, which brought his talents to the attention of the album's producer John Hammond.^ On the same day Dylan plays harmonica at a recording session produced by John Hammond.
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^ The same month Dylan played harmonica on folk singer Carolyn Hester 's eponymous third album, which brought his talents to the attention of the album's producer John Hammond .

^ Robert Shelton, in the New York Times, writes a glowing review of Dylan's support slot at Gerde's Folk City, calling him "One of the most distinctive stylists to play Manhattan in months".
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[28] .Hammond signed Dylan to Columbia Records in October.^ Hammond signed Dylan to Columbia Records in October.

^ Columbia Records simultaneously released Dylan , a haphazard collection of studio outtakes (almost exclusively cover songs), which was widely interpreted as a churlish response to Dylan's signing with a rival record label.

^ I seem to have signed off on Bob Dylan (whose records I’d been buying since the ’60s) with Love and Theft , a CD on which I found not one stand-out song.
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.The performances on his first Columbia album, Bob Dylan (1962), consisted of familiar folk, blues and gospel material combined with two original compositions.^ The performances on his first Columbia album, Bob Dylan (1962), consisted of familiar folk, blues and gospel material combined with two original compositions.

^ For his debut album, see Bob Dylan (album) .

^ Under the name Bob Dylan, he starts performing as a folk-singer at the Ten O'Clock Scholar, a coffee-house popular with young people, delivering traditional folk and blues material in a sweet sounding voice.
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.The album made little impact, selling only 5,000 copies in its first year, just enough to break even.^ The album made little impact, selling only 5,000 copies in its first year, just enough to break even.

^ Produced, like Oh Mercy, by Daniel Lanois, it is Dylan's first all-original album for seven years.
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^ More Jan 6, 3:00pm Hidden Track This year at Hidden Track, we concocted a little experiment for our year-end Best Albums of 2009 list.
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[29] .Within Columbia Records, some referred to the singer as "Hammond's Folly" and suggested dropping his contract.^ Dylan is called "Hammond's Folly" within Columbia Records.
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^ Within Columbia Records, some referred to the singer as "Hammond's Folly" and suggested dropping his contract.

^ After rejections from smaller labels, Columbia Records' John Hammond offers Dylan a five-year contract.
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.Hammond defended Dylan vigorously, and Johnny Cash was also a powerful ally of Dylan.^ Hammond defended Dylan vigorously, and Johnny Cash was also a powerful ally of Dylan.

^ Bob Dylan Meets George Harrison & Johnny Cash (1969 & 70) .
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^ Dylan records three songs for The Johnny Cash Show, one a duet with Cash.
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[29] .While working for Columbia, Dylan also recorded several songs under the pseudonym Blind Boy Grunt, for Broadside Magazine, a folk music magazine and record label.^ While working for Columbia, Dylan also recorded several songs under the pseudonym Blind Boy Grunt, for Broadside Magazine , a folk music magazine and record label.

^ Dylan in Barcelona, Spain , 1984 Photo: F. Antolín Hernandez In the fall of 1980 Dylan briefly resumed touring for a series of concerts billed as "A Musical Retrospective", where he restored several of his popular 1960s songs to the repertoire.

^ At the end of the play, Dylan performed Blowin' in the Wind , one of the first major public performances of the song 39 While in London, Dylan performed at several London folk clubs, including Les Cousins , The Pinder Of Wakefield , 40 and Bunjies .

[30]
With Joan Baez during the civil rights "March on Washington", August 28, 1963
.Dylan made two important career moves in August 1962. He legally changed his name to Bob Dylan, and signed a management contract with Albert Grossman.^ With Joan Baez during the civil rights "March on Washington" , 28 August 1963 Dylan made two important career moves in August 1962.

^ Dylan goes on to sign a management deal with Grossman on 30 August 1962.
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^ He legally changed his name to Robert Dylan, and signed a management contract with Albert Grossman .

.Grossman remained Dylan's manager until 1970, and was notable both for his sometimes confrontational personality, and for the fiercely protective loyalty he displayed towards his principal client.^ Grossman remained Dylan's manager until 1970, and was notable both for his sometimes confrontational personality, and for the fiercely protective loyalty he displayed towards his principal client.

^ Their marriage and child remained a closely guarded secret until the publication of Howard Sounes ' Dylan biography, Down the Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan in 2001.

^ Dylan goes on to sign a management deal with Grossman on 30 August 1962.
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[31] .Dylan would subsequently describe Grossman thus: "He was kind of like a Colonel Tom Parker figure ...^ With qualifications like that, I would be exactly the kind of...
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^ Dylan would subsequently describe Grossman thus: "He was kind of like a Colonel Tom Parker figure ...

^ Dylan : Somebody else would have done it in some other kind of way.
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you could smell him coming."[22] .Tensions between Grossman and John Hammond led to Hammond being replaced as the producer of Dylan's second album by the young African American jazz producer Tom Wilson.^ Tensions between Grossman and John Hammond led to Hammond being replaced as the producer of Dylan's second album by the young African American jazz producer Tom Wilson .

^ A short list of the artists he produced include Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan , Willie Nelson, Wilson Pickett, Dusty Springfield, Big Joe Turner, Dr. John and Allen Toussaint.
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^ The album produced from it, MTV Unplugged , included "John Brown", an unreleased 1963 song detailing the ravages of both war and jingoism .

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.From December 1962 to January 1963, Dylan made his first trip to the UK.[33] He had been invited by TV director Philip Saville to appear in a drama, The Madhouse on Castle Street, which Saville was directing for BBC Television.^ Invited to perform in a BBC TV play, The Madhouse on Castle Street, Dylan spends a month in London, playing clubs, hanging out with English folk luminaries such as Martin Carthy and helping some fellow Americans who are recording in town.
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^ Dylan makes his first trip to the segregated South for a voter registration rally.
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^ In September, Dylan returns to the very studio in which he recorded his first six albums, doing some songs again in Minneapolis in December.
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[34] .At the end of the play, Dylan performed Blowin' in the Wind, one of the first major public performances of the song[35] While in London, Dylan performed at several London folk clubs, including Les Cousins, The Pinder Of Wakefield,[36] and Bunjies.^ At the end of the play, Dylan performed Blowin' in the Wind , one of the first major public performances of the song 39 While in London, Dylan performed at several London folk clubs, including Les Cousins , The Pinder Of Wakefield , 40 and Bunjies .

^ The tour was a varied evening of entertainment featuring about one hundred performers and supporters 131 drawn from the resurgent Greenwich Village folk scene, including T-Bone Burnett , Ramblin' Jack Elliott , Joni Mitchell .

^ Despite the film's failure at the box office, the song " Knockin' on Heaven's Door " has proven its durability as one of Dylan's most extensively covered songs.

[33] .He also learned new songs from several UK performers, including Martin Carthy.^ He also learnt new songs from several UK performers, including Martin Carthy .

^ At the end of the play, Dylan performed Blowin' in the Wind , one of the first major public performances of the song 39 While in London, Dylan performed at several London folk clubs, including Les Cousins , The Pinder Of Wakefield , 40 and Bunjies .

^ The album contained several apparently simple songs, including "Under the Red Sky" and "Wiggle Wiggle".

[33]
.By the time Dylan's second album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, was released in May 1963, he had begun to make his name as both a singer and a songwriter.^ Dylan's second album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan , was released in May of 1963.
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^ Under the name Bob Dylan, he starts performing as a folk-singer at the Ten O'Clock Scholar, a coffee-house popular with young people, delivering traditional folk and blues material in a sweet sounding voice.
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^ Theme Time Radio Hour with your host Bob Dylan - Box 2 (cd 11-20) .
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.Many of the songs on this album were labeled protest songs, inspired partly by Guthrie and influenced by Pete Seeger's passion for topical songs.^ Many of the songs on this album were labeled protest songs , inspired partly by Guthrie and influenced by Pete Seeger 's passion for topical songs.

^ Recorded in a single six-hour session, Dylan's fourth album marks a shift from literal protest songs to more personal writing.
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^ Discography · Albums · Songs · List of artists who have covered Bob Dylan songs · Related topics · Traveling Wilburys · Theme Time Radio Hour · Awards .

[37] ."Oxford Town", for example, was a sardonic account of James Meredith's ordeal as the first black student to risk enrollment at the University of Mississippi.^ "Oxford Town", for example, was a sardonic account of James Meredith 's ordeal as the first black student to risk enrollment at the University of Mississippi .

[38]
Bob Dylan in November 1963
.His most famous song at this time, "Blowin' in the Wind", partially derived its melody from the traditional slave song "No More Auction Block", while its lyrics questioned the social and political status quo.^ His most famous song at this time, " Blowin' in the Wind ", partially derived its melody from the traditional slave song "No More Auction Block", while its lyrics questioned the social and political status quo.

^ I took it off a song called 'No More Auction Block'—that's a spiritual and 'Blowin' In The Wind follows the same feeling.

^ Blowin' in the Wind " has a really strong melody.

[39] .The song was widely recorded and became an international hit for Peter, Paul and Mary, setting a precedent for many other artists who would have hits with Dylan's songs.^ The song was widely recorded and became an international hit for Peter, Paul and Mary , setting a precedent for many other artists who would have hits with Dylan's songs.

^ So, if I was to stop writing songs, I would stop recording.
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^ Blonderthenyou says – reply to this 46 Bob Dylan is a genius and anyone who says different has never listened to the words of his songs…he is one of the worlds best poets and he speaks for many generations…I love BOB DYLAN! GO HIPPIES .
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."A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" was based on the tune of the folk ballad "Lord Randall". With its veiled references to nuclear apocalypse, it gained even more resonance when the Cuban missile crisis developed only a few weeks after Dylan began performing it.^ Even Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen join in, performing the songs of folk icon Woody Guthrie.
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^ Dylan attends the Mariposa Folk Festival in Canada but does not perform.
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^ Am I hung-up?” DYLAN: Well, not any more than anybody else is who performs in public.
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[40] .Like "Blowin' in the Wind", "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" marked an important new direction in modern songwriting, blending a stream-of-consciousness, imagist lyrical attack with a traditional folk form.^ Like "Blowin' in the Wind", "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" marked an important new direction in modern songwriting, blending a stream-of-consciousness , imagist lyrical attack with a traditional folk form.

^ A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall " was based on the tune of the folk ballad " Lord Randall ".

^ These indispensable new books of Bob Dylan criticism carry on important critical traditions.
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.While Dylan's topical songs solidified his early reputation, Freewheelin' also included a mixture of love songs and jokey, surreal talking blues.^ While Dylan's topical songs solidified his early reputation, Freewheelin' also included a mixture of love songs and jokey, surreal talking blues.

^ With its bitter assessment of love and morbid ruminations, Dylan's first collection of original songs in seven years was highly acclaimed.

^ Others who recorded and had hits with Dylan's songs in the early and mid-1960s included The Byrds , Sonny and Cher , The Hollies , Peter, Paul and Mary , Manfred Mann , and The Turtles .

.Humor was a large part of Dylan's persona,[43] and the range of material on the album impressed many listeners, including The Beatles.^ Humor was a large part of Dylan's persona, 47 and the range of material on the album impressed many listeners, including The Beatles .

^ The performances on his first Columbia album, Bob Dylan (1962), consisted of familiar folk, blues and gospel material combined with two original compositions.

^ Of his new album of original material Dylan says, "The songs are variations on the 12-bar theme and blues-based melodies".
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George Harrison said, "We just played it, just wore it out. .The content of the song lyrics and just the attitude—it was incredibly original and wonderful."^ The content of the song lyrics and just the attitude—it was incredibly original and wonderful."

^ He is certainly a poet that has created music of an astounding lyrical content, originality and beauty.
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.The rough edge of Dylan's singing was unsettling to some early listeners but an attraction to others.^ The rough edge of Dylan's singing was unsettling to some early listeners but an attraction to others.

^ Some fans fume while others empathise with the put-upon Dylan.
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Describing the impact that Dylan had on her and her husband, Joyce Carol Oates wrote: "When we first heard this raw, very young, and seemingly untrained voice, frankly nasal, as if sandpaper could sing, the effect was dramatic and electrifying."[45] Many of his most famous early songs first reached the public through more immediately palatable versions by other performers, such as Joan Baez, who became Dylan's advocate, as well as his lover.[15] .Baez was influential in bringing Dylan to national and international prominence by recording several of his early songs and inviting him onstage during her own concerts.^ Baez was influential in bringing Dylan to national and international prominence by recording several of his early songs and inviting him onstage during her own concerts.

^ Dylan in Barcelona, Spain , 1984 Photo: F. Antolín Hernandez In the fall of 1980 Dylan briefly resumed touring for a series of concerts billed as "A Musical Retrospective", where he restored several of his popular 1960s songs to the repertoire.

^ Dylan performs at a 1996 concert in Stockholm With a collection of songs reportedly written while snowed-in on his Minnesota ranch, 182 Dylan booked recording time with Daniel Lanois at Miami 's Criteria Studios in January 1997.

[46]
.Others who recorded and had hits with Dylan's songs in the early and mid-1960s included The Byrds, Sonny and Cher, The Hollies, Peter, Paul and Mary, Manfred Mann, and The Turtles.^ Others who recorded and had hits with Dylan's songs in the early and mid-1960s included The Byrds , Sonny and Cher , The Hollies , Peter, Paul and Mary , Manfred Mann , and The Turtles .

^ The song was widely recorded and became an international hit for Peter, Paul and Mary , setting a precedent for many other artists who would have hits with Dylan's songs.

^ Tambourine Man " had already been a hit for The Byrds , and would become one of his best known songs; while " It's All Over Now Baby Blue " and " It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) " would be acclaimed as two of Dylan's most important compositions.

.Most attempted to impart a pop feel and rhythm to the songs, while Dylan and Baez performed them mostly as sparse folk pieces.^ It consisted of 13 acoustic folk songs, mostly Dylan originals.
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^ Most attempted to impart a pop feel and rhythm to the songs, while Dylan and Baez performed them mostly as sparse folk pieces.

^ At the end of the play, Dylan performed Blowin' in the Wind , one of the first major public performances of the song 39 While in London, Dylan performed at several London folk clubs, including Les Cousins , The Pinder Of Wakefield , 40 and Bunjies .

The cover versions became so ubiquitous that CBS started to promote him with the tag "Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan."[47]
."Mixed Up Confusion", recorded during the Freewheelin' sessions with a backing band, was released as a single and then quickly withdrawn.^ "Mixed Up Confusion", recorded during the Freewheelin' sessions with a backing band, was released as a single and then quickly withdrawn.

^ Recorded during the European tour, Dylan's fourth live album in 10 years offers a largely dismal selection from a mixed tour.
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^ At last, some of the much-bootlegged tracks from Dylan's 1967 sessions with The Band are officially released.
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.In contrast to the mostly solo acoustic performances on the album, the single showed a willingness to experiment with a rockabilly sound.^ In contrast to the mostly solo acoustic performances on the album, the single showed a willingness to experiment with a rockabilly sound.

^ By contrast, the B side of the album consisted of four long songs on which Dylan accompanied himself on acoustic guitar and harmonica.

^ Watching The River Flow, his most rocking performance for some time, becomes his next single and When I Paint My Masterpiece is included on The Band's next album.
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Cameron Crowe described it as "a fascinating look at a folk artist with his mind wandering towards Elvis Presley and Sun Records."[48]

Protest and Another Side

.In May 1963, Dylan's political profile was raised when he walked out of The Ed Sullivan Show.^ In May 1963, Dylan's political profile was raised when he walked out of The Ed Sullivan Show .

^ Dylan Interview with Karen Hughes, ( The Dominion , Wellington, New Zealand), May 21, 1980; reprinted in Cott (ed.

^ Do such Bob Dylan lines as "Pistol shots ring out in the barroom night," "I've walked and I've crawled on six crooked highways" or "the cracked bells and...
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.During rehearsals, Dylan had been informed by CBS Television's "head of program practices" that the song he was planning to perform, "Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues", was potentially libelous to the John Birch Society.^ During rehearsals, Dylan had been informed by CBS Television 's "head of program practices" that the song he was planning to perform, "Talkin' John Birch Society Blues", was potentially libelous to the John Birch Society .

^ Even Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen join in, performing the songs of folk icon Woody Guthrie.
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^ Dylan performs three London shows in three days at three different venues, doing 37 different songs overall, to great acclaim.
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.Rather than comply with the censorship, Dylan refused to appear on the program.^ Rather than comply with the censorship , Dylan refused to appear on the program.

[49]
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.By this time, Dylan and Baez were both prominent in the civil rights movement, singing together at the March on Washington on August 28, 1963.[50] Dylan's third album, The Times They Are a-Changin', reflected a more politicized and cynical Dylan.^ Dylan's third album, The Times They Are a-Changin' , reflected a more politicized and cynical Dylan.

^ The civil rights movement and the folk music movement were pretty close and allied together at that time."

^ With Joan Baez during the civil rights "March on Washington" , 28 August 1963 Dylan made two important career moves in August 1962.

[51] .The songs often took as their subject matter contemporary, real life stories, with "Only A Pawn In Their Game" addressing the murder of civil rights worker Medgar Evers; and the Brechtian "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" the death of black hotel barmaid Hattie Carroll, at the hands of young white socialite William Zantzinger.^ The songs often took as their subject matter contemporary, real life stories, with "Only A Pawn In Their Game" addressing the murder of civil rights worker Medgar Evers ; and the Brechtian " The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll " the death of black hotel barmaid Hattie Carroll, at the hands of young white socialite William Zantzinger .

^ Dylan's third album, entirely self-composed, cements his reputation as a protest singer with songs like the title track and The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, though it also includes personal songs such as Boots of Spanish Leather and One Too Many Mornings.
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^ Metal is often associated with death, but the “Blue Album” is life its self, a blue flower blossoming in your ears, and then unexpectantly gashing your ear drums with their savage thorns.

[52] .On a more general theme, "Ballad of Hollis Brown" and "North Country Blues" address the despair engendered by the breakdown of farming and mining communities.^ On a more general theme, " Ballad of Hollis Brown " and " North Country Blues " address the despair engendered by the breakdown of farming and mining communities.

^ I got a chance to do ballads, like “Girl From the North Country.” It’s just because it had more variety.
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^ North Country Blues .
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This political material was accompanied by two personal love songs, "Boots of Spanish Leather" and "One Too Many Mornings".[53]
.By the end of 1963, Dylan felt both manipulated and constrained by the folk and protest movements.^ By the end of 1963, Dylan felt both manipulated and constrained by the folk and protest movements.

^ Dylan, at the end of a month-long US tour, performs Cry a While at the event and comes away with the Best Contemporary Folk Album award, a slight consolation.
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^ By this time, Dylan and Baez were both prominent in the civil rights movement , singing together at the March on Washington on August 28, 1963.

[54] .These tensions were publicly displayed when, accepting the "Tom Paine Award" from the National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee shortly after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, an intoxicated Dylan brashly questioned the role of the committee, characterized the members as old and balding, and claimed to see something of himself (and of every man) in Kennedy's alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.^ Dylan can express every emotion known to man, and is simply the greatest lyricist of all time...and it's unlikely he will ever be touched.
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^ Dylan's first big show, supporting blues legend John Lee Hooker at Gerde's Folk City, earns him $90 a week.
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^ Wearing a tuxedo and watched by his proud mother, Dylan receives the Kennedy Center Award from President Clinton, attending a White House reception the day after.
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[55]
Bobby Dylan, as the college yearbook lists him: St. Lawrence University, upstate New York, November 1963
.Another Side of Bob Dylan, recorded on a single June evening in 1964,[15] had a lighter mood than its predecessor.^ Bobby Dylan, as the college yearbook lists him: St. Lawrence University , upstate New York, November 1963 Another Side of Bob Dylan , recorded on a single June evening in 1964, 19 had a lighter mood than its predecessor.

^ Bob Dylan's 1967 recording sessions ".

^ Producer Bob Johnston persuaded Dylan to record in Nashville in February 1966, and surrounded him with a cadre of top-notch session men.

.The surreal, humorous Dylan reemerged on "I Shall Be Free #10" and "Motorpsycho Nightmare". "Spanish Harlem Incident" and "To Ramona" are romantic and passionate love songs, while "Black Crow Blues" and "I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)" suggest the rock and roll soon to dominate Dylan's music.^ You are like a song of particular longing.
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^ I don't know what it is like where you are.
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^ Spanish Harlem Incident " and " To Ramona " are romantic and passionate love songs, while " Black Crow Blues " and " I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) " suggest the rock and roll soon to dominate Dylan's music.

."It Ain't Me Babe", on the surface a song about spurned love, has been described as a rejection of the role his reputation had thrust at him.^ It Ain't Me Babe ", on the surface a song about spurned love, has been described as a rejection of the role his reputation had thrust at him.

^ Biographer Howard Sounes noted that Jakob Dylan believed the song was about him.

^ Dylan has passed beyond the Woody Guthrie influence with songs like It Ain't Me Babe.
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[56] .His newest direction was signaled by two lengthy songs: the impressionistic "Chimes of Freedom", which sets elements of social commentary against a denser metaphorical landscape in a style later characterized by Allen Ginsberg as "chains of flashing images,"[57] and "My Back Pages", which attacks the simplistic and arch seriousness of his own earlier topical songs and seems to predict the backlash he was about to encounter from his former champions as he took a new direction.^ His newest direction was signaled by two lengthy songs: the impressionistic " Chimes of Freedom ", which sets elements of social commentary against a denser metaphorical landscape in a style later characterized by Allen Ginsberg as "chains of flashing images," 61 and " My Back Pages ", which attacks the simplistic and arch seriousness of his own earlier topical songs and seems to predict the backlash he was about to encounter from his former champions as he took a new direction.

^ Gill, My Back Pages , pp.

^ My Back Pages [live] .
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.In the latter half of 1964 and 1965, Dylan’s appearance and musical style changed rapidly, as he made his move from leading contemporary songwriter of the folk scene to folk-rock pop-music star.^ In the latter half of 1964 and 1965, Dylan’s appearance and musical style changed rapidly, as he made his move from leading contemporary songwriter of the folk scene to Folk-Rock pop-music star.

^ Similarly, Australian critic Jack Marx credited Dylan with changing the persona of the rock star: "What cannot be disputed is that Dylan invented the arrogant, faux-cerebral posturing that has been the dominant style in rock since, with everyone from Mick Jagger to Eminem educating themselves from the Dylan handbook."

^ The initial offerings run toward classic rock and pop, with offerings from the Doors, the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Pearl Jam, Norah Jones, Jay-Z...

.His scruffy jeans and work shirts were replaced by a Carnaby Street wardrobe, sunglasses day or night, and pointy "Beatle boots". A London reporter wrote: "Hair that would set the teeth of a comb on edge.^ His scruffy jeans and work shirts were replaced by a Carnaby Street wardrobe, sunglasses day or night, and pointy " Beatle boots ".

^ A London reporter wrote: "Hair that would set the teeth of a comb on edge.

^ If I kiss your chest one thousand times, if I stalk your streets both night and day for the rest of my life, will you open yourself up to me?
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.A loud shirt that would dim the neon lights of Leicester Square.^ A loud shirt that would dim the neon lights of Leicester Square .

He looks like an undernourished cockatoo."[59] Dylan also began to spar in increasingly surreal ways with his interviewers. .Appearing on the Les Crane TV show and asked about a movie he was planning to make, he told Crane it would be a cowboy horror movie.^ Appearing on the Les Crane TV show and asked about a movie he was planning to make, he told Crane it would be a cowboy horror movie.

^ Like an authoritative dick, I asked him to go to his desk and told him we could talk about it after class.

.Asked if he played the cowboy, Dylan replied, "No, I play my mother."^ Asked if he played the cowboy, Dylan replied, "No, I play my mother."

^ I scanned some commercial art from an old Bob Dylan album and asked my father and stepmother (the best photographer I knew at the time) to take a picture of me playing guitar in front of...
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^ I ran down the hallway to ask my husband what song it was and he told me, Lovesick by Bob Dylan.
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[60]

Going electric

.Dylan's March 1965 album Bringing It All Back Home was yet another stylistic leap,[61] featuring his first recordings made with electric instruments.^ WENNER: At the time when “Highway 61” and “Bringing It All Back Home” were coming out...
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^ Main article: Electric Dylan controversy Dylan's March 1965 album Bringing It All Back Home was yet another stylistic leap, 65 featuring his first recordings made with electric instruments.

^ Highway 61 Video of the recording of "Highway 61" from the new album "Dylan Different" of...
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.The first single, "Subterranean Homesick Blues", owed much to Chuck Berry's "Too Much Monkey Business"[62] and was provided with an early music video courtesy of D. A. Pennebaker's cinéma vérité presentation of Dylan's 1965 tour of England, Dont Look Back.^ Dylan makes his first music video since Subterranean Homesick Blues in 1965.
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^ Following a three-week break from touring and two warm-up shows in Pennsylvania, Dylan starts four nights of shows at Radio City Music Hall.
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^ Lola666 says – reply to this 62 Perez you better take back those words, BOB DYLAN is the GREATEST and he is going to be the GREATEST FOR EVER, look the dude is like 100 years old and he is still rockin'….
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[63] .Its free association lyrics both harked back to the manic energy of Beat poetry and were a forerunner of rap and hip-hop.^ Its free association lyrics both harked back to the manic energy of Beat poetry and were a forerunner of rap and hip-hop .

[64]
.By contrast, the B side of the album consisted of four long songs on which Dylan accompanied himself on acoustic guitar and harmonica.^ Dylan contributes harmonica on the recording of Keith Green's song Pledge My Head To Heaven , later released on the album So You Wanna Go Back To Egypt ...
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^ Dylan does Boots of Spanish Leather and two cover versions (Answer Me and Across the Borderline) to great effect, on acoustic guitar with help from Richard Thompson.
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^ Dylan closes the two-city show with a shambolic three-song set accompanied by Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood.
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[65] "Mr. Tambourine Man" quickly became one of Dylan's best known songs when The Byrds recorded an electric guitar version which reached number one in both the U.S. and the U.K. charts.[66][67] ."It's All Over Now Baby Blue" and "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" would be acclaimed as two of Dylan's most important compositions.^ The performances on his first Columbia album, Bob Dylan (1962), consisted of familiar folk, blues and gospel material combined with two original compositions.

^ If I had to name my two biggest inspirations for being a writer, it would be Bob Dylan and Joe Strummer.
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^ Dylan is probably laughing his ass off right now at comments like yours because it's most likely what he expected to happen and wanted to happen.
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[65][68]
.In the summer of 1965, as the headliner at the Newport Folk Festival, Dylan performed his first electric set since his high school days with a pickup group drawn mostly from the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, featuring Mike Bloomfield (guitar), Sam Lay (drums) and Jerome Arnold (bass), plus Al Kooper (organ) and Barry Goldberg (piano).^ Dylan performs with guitar , piano and harmonica .

^ Dylan attends the Mariposa Folk Festival in Canada but does not perform.
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^ Dylan's 1965 Newport performance provoked an outraged response from the folk music establishment.

[69] .Dylan had appeared at Newport in 1963 and 1964, but in 1965 Dylan, met with a mix of cheering and booing, left the stage after only three songs.^ Dylan had appeared at Newport in 1963 and 1964, but in 1965 Dylan, met with a mix of cheering and booing, left the stage after only three songs.

^ Dylan performs three London shows in three days at three different venues, doing 37 different songs overall, to great acclaim.
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^ Dylan closes the two-city show with a shambolic three-song set accompanied by Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood.
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.As one version of the legend has it, the boos were from the outraged folk fans whom Dylan had alienated by appearing, unexpectedly, with an electric guitar.^ The blonde had flings with folk legend Dylan and...
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^ As one version of the legend has it, the boos were from the outraged folk fans whom Dylan had alienated by appearing, unexpectedly, with an electric guitar.

^ At the climax of the evening, one fan , angry with Dylan's electric sound, shouted: " Judas !"

.An alternative account claims audience members were merely upset by poor sound quality and a surprisingly short set.^ An alternative account claims audience members were merely upset by poor sound quality and a surprisingly short set.

^ In a Rolling Stone interview, Dylan criticized the quality of modern sound recordings and claimed that his new songs "probably sounded ten times better in the studio when we recorded 'em."

[70] .This account is generally supported by one of the directors of the festival, who reports his audio recording of the concert prove that the only boos were in reaction to the emcee's anouncement that there was only enough time for a short set.^ He's only been recording for 50 years..and been through multiple genre changes and STILL have people go to his concerts buy his music and has respect musically world wide.
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^ Top 100 Singers Of All Time I'm Just Sharing, January 31, 2009 ...singers, there’s so many more who were not only more important, but better singers.
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[71]
.Nevertheless, Dylan's 1965 Newport performance provoked an outraged response from the outside folk music establishment.^ Even Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen join in, performing the songs of folk icon Woody Guthrie.
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^ Dylan attends the Mariposa Folk Festival in Canada but does not perform.
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^ Dylan, at the end of a month-long US tour, performs Cry a While at the event and comes away with the Best Contemporary Folk Album award, a slight consolation.
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[72] Ewan MacColl wrote in Sing Out!, "Our traditional songs and ballads are the creations of extraordinarily talented artists working inside traditions formulated over time ... But what of Bobby Dylan? ... a youth of mediocre talent. .Only a non-critical audience, nourished on the watery pap of pop music could have fallen for such tenth-rate drivel."^ Only a non-critical audience, nourished on the watery pap of pop music could have fallen for such tenth-rate drivel."

[73] .On July 29, just four days after his controversial performance at Newport, Dylan was back in the studio in New York, recording "Positively 4th Street". The lyrics teemed with images of vengeance and paranoia,[74] and it was widely interpreted as Dylan's put-down of former friends from the folk community—friends he had known in the clubs along West 4th Street.^ Dylan records two songs with Russell's band at a small New York studio.
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^ New York City '74 .
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^ On July 29, just four days after his controversial performance at Newport, Dylan was back in the studio in New York, recording " Positively 4th Street ".

[75]

Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde

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.In July 1965, Dylan released the single "Like a Rolling Stone", which peaked at #2 in the U.S. and at #4 in the UK charts.^ He includes the just-released Like a Rolling Stone, which becomes his highest-charting single.
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^ In July 1965, Dylan released the single " Like a Rolling Stone ", which peaked at #2 in the U.S. and at #4 in the UK charts.

^ Like a Rolling Stone 1966 .
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.At over six minutes in length, the song has been widely credited with altering attitudes about what a pop single could convey.^ At over six minutes in length, the song has been widely credited with altering attitudes about what a pop single could convey.

^ Recorded in a single six-hour session, Dylan's fourth album marks a shift from literal protest songs to more personal writing.
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^ Despite its 8:32 minute length, the song was released as a single, peaking at #33 on the U.S. Billboard Chart , and performed at every 1975 date of Dylan's next tour, the Rolling Thunder Revue .

.Bruce Springsteen, in his speech during Dylan's inauguration into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame said that on first hearing the single, "that snare shot sounded like somebody'd kicked open the door to your mind".[77] In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine listed it at #1 on its list of "The RS 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".[76] The song also opened Dylan's next album, Highway 61 Revisited, titled after the road that led from Dylan's Minnesota to the musical hotbed of New Orleans.^ Highway 61 Revisited (CD, Album, Dig) .
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^ Highway 61 Revisited (CD, Album, RM) .
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^ In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine listed it at #1 on its list of "The RS 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".

[78] .The songs were in the same vein as the hit single, flavored by Mike Bloomfield's blues guitar and Al Kooper's organ riffs.^ The songs were in the same vein as the hit single, flavored by Mike Bloomfield 's blues guitar and Al Kooper 's organ riffs.

^ In the summer of 1965, as the headliner at the Newport Folk Festival , Dylan performed his first electric set since his high school days with a pickup group drawn mostly from the Paul Butterfield Blues Band , featuring Mike Bloomfield (guitar), Sam Lay (drums) and Jerome Arnold (bass), plus Al Kooper (organ) and Barry Goldberg (piano).

^ Lo-tech recording in his home studio produces this solo album (just voice, guitar and harmonica) of traditional or traditional-sounding folk and blues songs.
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."Desolation Row" offers the sole acoustic exception, with Dylan making surreal allusions to a variety of figures in Western culture during this long song.^ Desolation Row " offers the sole acoustic exception, with Dylan making surreal allusions to a variety of figures in Western culture during this long song.

^ By contrast, the B side of the album consisted of four long songs on which Dylan accompanied himself on acoustic guitar and harmonica.

^ Baez was influential in bringing Dylan to national and international prominence by recording several of his early songs and inviting him onstage during her own concerts.

Andy Gill wrote, "'Desolation Row' is an 11-minute epic of entropy which takes the form of a Fellini-esque parade of grotesques and oddities featuring a huge cast of iconic characters, some historical (Einstein, Nero), some biblical (Noah, Cain and Abel), some fictional (Ophelia, Romeo, Cinderella), some literary (T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound), and some who fit into none of the above categories, notably Dr. Filth and his dubious nurse."[79]
.In support of the record, Dylan was booked for two U.S. concerts and set about assembling a band.^ Dylan records two songs with Russell's band at a small New York studio.
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^ After trying a couple of half-acoustic/half-electric concerts, Dylan starts touring with The Hawks, recruited from Ronnie Hawkins' bar band.
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^ Dylan closes the two-city show with a shambolic three-song set accompanied by Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood.
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.Mike Bloomfield was unwilling to leave the Butterfield Band, so Dylan mixed Al Kooper and Harvey Brooks from his studio crew with bar-band stalwarts Robbie Robertson and Levon Helm, best known at the time for being part of Ronnie Hawkins's backing band The Hawks.^ Mike Bloomfield was unwilling to leave the Butterfield Band, so Dylan mixed Al Kooper and Harvey Brooks from his studio crew with bar-band stalwarts Robbie Robertson and Levon Helm , best known at the time for being part of Ronnie Hawkins 's backing band The Hawks .

^ DYLAN: Well, Michael Bloomfield, he was touring with Paul Butterfield at that time...
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^ DYLAN: Well I was on tour part of that time...
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[80] .On August 28 at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, the group was heckled by an audience still annoyed by Dylan's electric sound.^ On August 28 at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, the group was heckled by an audience still annoyed by Dylan's electric sound.

^ At the climax of the evening, one fan , angry with Dylan's electric sound, shouted: " Judas !"

^ Three months after this show in Austin, Dylan is still praising Texan crowds but audiences elsewhere are polarised.
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.The band's reception on September 3 at the Hollywood Bowl was more favorable.^ The band's reception on September 3 at the Hollywood Bowl was more favorable.

[81]
.While Dylan and the Hawks met increasingly receptive audiences on tour, their studio efforts floundered.^ After trying a couple of half-acoustic/half-electric concerts, Dylan starts touring with The Hawks, recruited from Ronnie Hawkins' bar band.
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^ Faced with sceptical audiences, Dylan and band had performed fiery versions of these songs in concert (reminiscent of 1966, perhaps) but they fail to deliver in the studio.
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^ After so many shows in the previous year, even by his standards, Dylan then takes a break from touring but does some studio work .
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.Producer Bob Johnston persuaded Dylan to record in Nashville in February 1966, and surrounded him with a cadre of top-notch session men.^ Whoever told Bob Dylan he could sing LIED to HIM!!
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^ Read More The Bob Dylan Scrapbook, 1956-1966 By Bob Dylan The Bob Dylan Scrapbook is the highly collectable illustrated biography of Dylan's life during the 1950s and 60s.
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^ On the same day Dylan plays harmonica at a recording session produced by John Hammond.
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.At Dylan's insistence, Robertson and Kooper came down from New York City to play on the sessions.^ At Dylan's insistence, Robertson and Kooper came down from New York City to play on the sessions.

^ New York City '94 .
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^ New York City '74 .
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[82] .The Nashville sessions produced the double-album Blonde on Blonde (1966), featuring what Dylan later called "that thin wild mercury sound".[83] Al Kooper described the album as "taking two cultures and smashing them together with a huge explosion": the musical world of Nashville and the world of the "quintessential New York hipster" Bob Dylan.^ It's that thin, that wild mercury sound.

^ Bob Dylan: Live 1966 ".

^ Bob Dylan talks about the new album with Bill Flanagan ".

[84]
.On November 22, 1965, Dylan secretly married 25-year-old former model Sara Lownds.^ Dylan married Sara Lownds on November 22, 1965; their first child, Jesse Byron Dylan, was born on January 6, 1966.

^ On November 22, 1965, Dylan secretly married 25-year-old former model Sara Lownds .

^ Dylan also adopted Sara's daughter from a prior marriage, Maria Lownds (later Dylan), (born October 21, 1961 now married to musician Peter Himmelman ).

[15][85] .Some of Dylan’s friends (including Ramblin' Jack Elliott) claim that, in conversation immediately after the event, Dylan denied that he was married.^ Some of Dylan’s friends (including Ramblin' Jack Elliott ) claim that, in conversation immediately after the event, Dylan denied that he was married.

^ The tour was a varied evening of entertainment featuring about one hundred performers and supporters 131 drawn from the resurgent Greenwich Village folk scene, including T-Bone Burnett , Ramblin' Jack Elliott , Joni Mitchell .

^ Kicking off in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Dylan headlines a high-energy, multi-artist show that includes Joan Baez and Jack Elliott.
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[85] .Journalist Nora Ephron first made the news public in the New York Post in February 1966 with the headline "Hush!^ Journalist Nora Ephron first made the news public in the New York Post in February 1966 with the headline “Hush!

^ Dylan also contributes a painting for the cover, the first public evidence of his new interest.
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^ In September, he eventually gained public recognition when Robert Shelton wrote a positive review in The New York Times of a show at Gerde's Folk City .

.Bob Dylan is wed."^ Bob Dylan is wed.” 87 .

[86]
.Dylan undertook a world tour of Australia and Europe in the spring of 1966. Each show was split into two parts.^ Dylan undertook a world tour of Australia and Europe in the spring of 1966.

^ Dylan tours Europe again, starting in Switzerland.
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^ Two shows in Australia are filmed by HBO. .
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.Dylan performed solo during the first half, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and harmonica.^ Dylan performs with guitar , piano and harmonica .

^ Dylan performed solo during the first half, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and harmonica .

^ By contrast, the B side of the album consisted of four long songs on which Dylan accompanied himself on acoustic guitar and harmonica.

.In the second half, backed by the Hawks, he played high voltage electric music.^ In the second half, backed by the Hawks , he played high voltage electric music.

^ After trying a couple of half-acoustic/half-electric concerts, Dylan starts touring with The Hawks, recruited from Ronnie Hawkins' bar band.
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^ In 1965, Dylan turned his back on folk music and in the process made history when he plugged in and went electric.
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.This contrast provoked many fans, who jeered and slow handclapped.^ This contrast provoked many fans, who jeered and slow handclapped .

[87] .The tour culminated in a famously raucous confrontation between Dylan and his audience at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in England.^ The tour culminated in a famously raucous confrontation between Dylan and his audience at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in England.

^ While Dylan and the Hawks met increasingly receptive audiences on tour, their studio efforts floundered.

^ Dylan's dialogue with the Manchester audience is recorded (with subtitles) in Martin Scorsese's documentary No Direction Home ^ Sounes, Down The Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan , p.

[88] (A recording of this concert, Bob Dylan Live 1966, was finally released in 1998.) At the climax of the evening, a member of the audience, John Cordwell, who was angry with Dylan's electric sound, shouted: "Judas!" to which Dylan responded, "I don't believe you ... .You're a liar!^ You're a liar!
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^ If Dylan's sat nav gives us the wrong direction, will it be programmed to recognise a shout of "I don't believe you...you're a liar!"?
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^ You're a liar!".
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". Dylan turned to his band and said ".Play it fucking loud!^ Play it fucking loud!
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^ Dylan turned to his band and said "Play it fucking loud!", 90 and they launched into the final song of the night with gusto—"Like a Rolling Stone".

^ Dylan turned to his band and said "Play it fucking loud!", and they launched into the final song of the night with gusto—"Like a Rolling Stone".
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",[89] and they launched into the final song of the night with gusto—"Like a Rolling Stone".

Motorcycle accident and reclusion

.After his European tour, Dylan returned to New York, but the pressures on him continued to increase.^ Robert Shelton, in the New York Times, writes a glowing review of Dylan's support slot at Gerde's Folk City, calling him "One of the most distinctive stylists to play Manhattan in months".
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^ Dylan records two songs with Russell's band at a small New York studio.
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^ Dylan starts a European tour in Norway, ending in Sicily a month later, as Mount Etna fumes.
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.ABC Television had paid an advance for a TV show they could screen.^ That was the ABC-TV show?
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[90] .His publisher, Macmillan, was demanding a finished manuscript of the poem/novel Tarantula. Manager Albert Grossman had already scheduled an extensive concert tour for that summer and fall.^ His publisher, Macmillan , was demanding a finished manuscript of the poem/novel Tarantula .

^ Manager Albert Grossman had already scheduled an extensive concert tour for that summer and fall.

^ Robert Allen Zimmerman legally becomes Bob Dylan, having signed a music publishing deal with Witmark Music on 12 July, engineered by Albert Grossman.
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.On July 29, 1966, Dylan crashed his 500cc Triumph Tiger 100 motorcycle on a road near his home in Woodstock, New York, throwing him to the ground.^ On July 29, 1966, Dylan was severely injured in a motorcycle accident.
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^ On July 29, 1966, Dylan crashed his 500cc Triumph Tiger 100 motorcycle on a road near his home in Woodstock, New York , throwing him to the ground.

^ Producer Bob Johnston persuaded Dylan to record in Nashville in February 1966, and surrounded him with a cadre of top-notch session men.

.Though the extent of his injuries were never fully disclosed, Dylan said that he broke several vertebrae in his neck.^ Though the extent of his injuries were never fully disclosed, Dylan said that he broke several vertebrae in his neck.

^ Though the Wilburys never perform live, Dylan has played at least one Wilbury song in concert - but rarely.
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[91] .Mystery still surrounds the circumstances of the accident[92] since no ambulance was called to the scene and Dylan was not hospitalized.^ Mystery still surrounds the circumstances of the accident 94 since no ambulance was called to the scene and Dylan was not hospitalized.

^ For his first public appearance since his accident, Dylan plays the two Carnegie Hall concerts in memory of his idol.
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^ Since then, some critics have called the eleven-minute epic that Dylan co-wrote with Sam Shepard, ' Brownsville Girl ', a work of genius.

[91] .Dylan later expressed concern about where his career and private life were headed up until the point of the crash: "When I had that motorcycle accident ...^ Dylan later expressed concern about where his career and private life were headed up until the point of the crash: "When I had that motorcycle accident ...

^ According to interviews conducted years later, Dylan had "been up for three days" preceding the accident.

^ Their marriage and child remained a closely guarded secret until the publication of Howard Sounes ' Dylan biography, Down the Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan in 2001.

.I woke up and caught my senses, I realized that I was just workin' for all these leeches.^ I woke up feeling sore, especially my foot.

^ Sometimes it’s really annoying to me, when I listen to all these dubs; I listen to one, and then I put on another one, and the one I heard before is still on my mind.
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^ Is this the guy who tears up all my songs?
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And I didn't want to do that. .Plus, I had a family and I just wanted to see my kids."^ Plus, I had a family and I just wanted to see my kids."

^ I can just see me now, yanking the coat of my own stupidity closed, to cover what?
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[93] .Many biographers believe that the crash offered Dylan the much-needed chance to escape from the pressures that had built up around him.^ Many biographers believe that the crash offered Dylan the much-needed chance to escape from the pressures that had built up around him.

^ Dylan later expressed concern about where his career and private life were headed up until the point of the crash: "When I had that motorcycle accident ...

^ Biographer Howard Sounes noted that Jakob Dylan believed the song was about him.

[91][94] .In the wake of his accident, Dylan withdrew from the public and, apart from a few select appearances, did not tour again for eight years.^ DYLAN: Well, we did quite a few.
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^ As we did earlier this year for Bob Dylan and Wilco , we're marking the occasion with a complete Harry Potter Takeover of PasteMagazine.com.
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[92]
.Once Dylan was well enough to resume creative work, he began editing film footage of his 1966 tour for Eat the Document, a rarely exhibited follow-up to Dont Look Back.^ Once Dylan was well enough to resume creative work, he began editing film footage of his 1966 tour for Eat the Document , a rarely exhibited follow-up to Dont Look Back .

^ DYLAN: Well I was on tour part of that time...
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^ The first single, " Subterranean Homesick Blues ", owed much to Chuck Berry 's " Too Much Monkey Business " 66 and was provided with an early music video courtesy of D. A. Pennebaker 's cinéma vérité presentation of Dylan's 1965 tour of England, Dont Look Back .

.A rough-cut was shown to ABC Television and was promptly rejected as incomprehensible to a mainstream audience.^ A rough-cut was shown to ABC Television and was promptly rejected as incomprehensible to a mainstream audience.

[95] .In 1967 he began recording music with the Hawks at his home and in the basement of the Hawks' nearby house, called "Big Pink".[96] These songs, initially compiled as demos for other artists to record, provided hit singles for Julie Driscoll ("This Wheel's on Fire"), The Byrds ("You Ain't Goin' Nowhere", "Nothing Was Delivered"), and Manfred Mann (Quinn the Eskimo ("The Mighty Quinn").^ In 1967 he began recording music with the Hawks at his home and in the basement of the Hawks' nearby house, called "Big Pink".

^ Others who recorded and had hits with Dylan's songs in the early and mid-1960s included The Byrds , Sonny and Cher , The Hollies , Peter, Paul and Mary , Manfred Mann , and The Turtles .

^ Can you believe this band is on Frenchkiss Records, home of Les Savy Fav, Plastic Constellations, and the Fatal Flying Guilloteens?

.Columbia belatedly released selections from them in 1975 as The Basement Tapes.^ Columbia belatedly released selections from them in 1975 as The Basement Tapes .

.Over the years, more and more of the songs recorded by Dylan and his band in 1967 appeared on various bootleg recordings, culminating in a five-CD bootleg set titled The Genuine Basement Tapes, containing 107 songs and alternate takes.^ The song was recorded 11 years before Dylan's poem!
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^ DYLAN: There were some more songs out of that same session...
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^ DYLAN: I’ve got one that contained that song where he was born in a tent by the river–(hums and sings) “A Change Is Gonna Come.” Yeah, I like that one.
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[97] .In the coming months, the Hawks recorded the album Music from Big Pink using songs they first worked on in their basement in Woodstock, and renamed themselves The Band,[98] thus beginning a long and successful recording and performing career of their own.^ In 1967 he began recording music with the Hawks at his home and in the basement of the Hawks' nearby house, called "Big Pink".

^ In the coming months, the Hawks recorded the album Music from Big Pink using songs they first worked on in their basement in Woodstock, and renamed themselves The Band , 100 thus beginning a long and successful recording and performing career of their own.

^ Sure, this song has sentimental value for me, reminding me of my road trip this past summer where Paul and I listened to this at the beginning of our trip and later saw the band perform in Boise, Idaho.

.In October and November 1967, Dylan returned to Nashville.^ In October and November 1967, Dylan returned to Nashville .

[99] .Back in the recording studio after a 19-month break, he was accompanied only by Charlie McCoy on bass,[100] Kenny Buttrey on drums,[101] and Pete Drake on steel guitar.^ Back in the recording studio after a 19-month break, he was accompanied only by Charlie McCoy on bass, 102 Kenny Buttrey on drums, 103 and Pete Drake on steel guitar.

^ Her heart is exposed for all to see, hidden only by the uncoiling back-bone of orchestra and clicking drum sticks, always on the verge of breaking yet somehow staying steady throughout.

^ DYLAN: I heard the sound that Gordon Lightfoot was getting, with Charlie McCoy and Kenny Buttrey.
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[102] .The result was John Wesley Harding, a quiet, contemplative record of shorter songs, set in a landscape that drew on both the American West and the Bible.^ The result was John Wesley Harding , a quiet, contemplative record of shorter songs, set in a landscape that drew on both the American West and the Bible .

^ Like songs left over from recording “John Wesley Harding” or “Blonde On Blonde”?
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^ After this he took a break and didn't release another album until John Wesley Harding in 1967.
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.The sparse structure and instrumentation, coupled with lyrics that took the Judeo-Christian tradition seriously, marked a departure not only from Dylan's own work but from the escalating psychedelic fervor of the 1960s musical culture.^ The sparse structure and instrumentation, coupled with lyrics that took the Judeo-Christian tradition seriously, marked a departure not only from Dylan's own work but from the escalating psychedelic fervor of the 1960s musical culture.

^ Dylan in Barcelona, Spain , 1984 Photo: F. Antolín Hernandez In the fall of 1980 Dylan briefly resumed touring for a series of concerts billed as "A Musical Retrospective", where he restored several of his popular 1960s songs to the repertoire.

^ Dylan's musical career spans five decades, with much of his most celebrated work coming in the 1960s.
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[103] .It included "All Along the Watchtower", with lyrics derived from the Book of Isaiah (21:5–9).^ This song is larger than life with lyrics to match (I included them all; they’re that damn good): .

^ It included " All Along the Watchtower ", with lyrics derived from the Book of Isaiah (21:5–9).

^ I saw something he wrote about “All Along the Watchtower,” and boy, let me tell you, this boy’s off.
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.The song was later recorded by Jimi Hendrix, whose version Dylan himself would later acknowledge as definitive.^ The song was later recorded by Jimi Hendrix , whose version Dylan himself would later acknowledge as definitive.

^ So, if I was to stop writing songs, I would stop recording.
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^ It was later revealed that the poem, titled Little Buddy - which references a family dog, was a revised version of song by late country singer Hank Snow.
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[20] .Woody Guthrie died on October 3, 1967, and Dylan made his first live appearance in twenty months at a Guthrie memorial concert held at Carnegie Hall on January 20, 1968, where he was backed by The Band.^ Woody Guthrie died on October 3, 1967, and Dylan made his first live appearance in twenty months at a Guthrie memorial concert held at Carnegie Hall on January 20, 1968.

^ Live at Carnegie Hall 1963 .
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^ Unravelled Tales - Carnegie Hall Concert, New York, NY., October 26th., 1963 .
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.Dylan's next release, Nashville Skyline (1969), was virtually a mainstream country record featuring instrumental backing by Nashville musicians, a mellow-voiced Dylan, a duet with Johnny Cash, and the hit single "Lay Lady Lay", which had been originally written for the Midnight Cowboy soundtrack, but was not submitted in time to make the final cut.^ Lay Lady Lay ," on the country album Nashville Skyline , has been one of Dylan's biggest hits, reaching #7 in the U.S.A. 107 .

^ Dylan's next release, Nashville Skyline (1969), was virtually a mainstream country record featuring instrumental backing by Nashville musicians, a mellow-voiced Dylan, a duet with Johnny Cash , and the hit single " Lay Lady Lay ", which had been originally written for the Midnight Cowboy soundtrack , but was not submitted in time to make the final cut.

^ Bob Dylan , 'Nashville Skyline' ($1.19): Dylan goes country with a little help from Johnny Cash.
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[105] .In May 1969, Dylan appeared on the first episode of Johnny Cash's new television show, duetting with Cash on "Girl from the North Country", "I Threw It All Away" and "Living the Blues". Dylan next travelled to England to top the bill at the Isle of Wight rock festival on August 31, 1969, after rejecting overtures to appear at the Woodstock Festival far closer to his home.^ In May 1969, Dylan appeared on the first episode of Johnny Cash 's new television show, duetting with Cash on " Girl from the North Country ", "I Threw It All Away" and "Living the Blues".

^ Dylan next travelled to England to top the bill at the Isle of Wight rock festival on August 31, 1969, after rejecting overtures to appear at the Woodstock Festival far closer to his home.

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[106]

1970s

In the early 1970s, critics charged Dylan's output was of varied and unpredictable quality. Rolling Stone magazine writer and Dylan loyalist Greil Marcus notoriously asked "What is this shit?" upon first listening to 1970's Self Portrait.[107][108] .In general, Self Portrait, a double LP including few original songs, was poorly received.^ In general, Self Portrait , a double LP including few original songs, was poorly received.

[15] .Later that year, Dylan released New Morning, which some considered a return to form.^ Later that year, Dylan released New Morning , which some considered a return to form.

^ On stage in Canada After his European tour, Dylan returned to New York, but the pressures on him continued to increase.

^ Dylan did not make another studio album of new songs for seven years.

[109] .In November 1968, Dylan had co-written "I'd Have You Anytime" with George Harrison;[110] Harrison recorded both "I'd Have You Anytime" and Dylan's "If Not For You" for his 1970 solo triple album All Things Must Pass.^ DYLAN: You mean when am I going to put out an album?
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^ All those things that the Motown records are doing now?
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.Dylan's surprise appearance at Harrison's 1971 Concert for Bangladesh attracted much media coverage, reflecting that Dylan's live appearances had become rare.^ Dylan's surprise appearance at Harrison's 1971 Concert for Bangladesh attracted much media coverage, reflecting that Dylan's live appearances had become rare.

^ Woody Guthrie died on October 3, 1967, and Dylan made his first live appearance in twenty months at a Guthrie memorial concert held at Carnegie Hall on January 20, 1968.

^ (A recording of this concert, Bob Dylan Live 1966 , was finally released in 1998.

[111]
.Between March 16 and 19, 1971, Dylan reserved three days at Blue Rock Studios, a small studio in New York's Greenwich Village.^ Between March 16 and 19, 1971, Dylan reserved three days at Blue Rock Studios, a small studio in New York's Greenwich Village .

^ On stage in Canada After his European tour, Dylan returned to New York, but the pressures on him continued to increase.

^ DYLAN: Well, because we’re nearer New York now.
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.These sessions resulted in one single, "Watching The River Flow", and a new recording of "When I Paint My Masterpiece".[53] On November 4, 1971 Dylan recorded "George Jackson" which he released a week later.^ On November 4, 1971 Dylan recorded " George Jackson " which he released a week later.

^ Bob Dylan's 1967 recording sessions ".

^ These sessions resulted in one single, "Watching The River Flow", and a new recording of "When I Paint My Masterpiece".

[53] .For many, the single was a surprising return to protest material, mourning the killing of Black Panther George Jackson in San Quentin Prison that summer.^ For many, the single was a surprising return to protest material, mourning the killing of Black Panther George Jackson in San Quentin Prison that summer.

[112]
.In 1972, Dylan signed onto Sam Peckinpah's film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, providing songs and backing music for the movie, and playing the role of "Alias", a member of Billy's gang who had some basis in history.^ In 1972 Dylan signed onto Sam Peckinpah 's film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid , providing songs and backing music for the movie, and playing the role of "Alias", a member of Billy's gang who had some basis in history.

^ In 1976, Dylan also wrote and duetted on the song "Sign Language" for Eric Clapton 's No Reason To Cry 142 .

^ DYLAN: Well, I’ve got songs with Leeds Music.
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[113] .Despite the film's failure at the box office, the song "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" has proven its durability as one of Dylan's most extensively covered songs.^ Despite the film's failure at the box office, the song " Knockin' on Heaven's Door " has proven its durability as one of Dylan's most extensively covered songs.

^ Tambourine Man " had already been a hit for The Byrds , and would become one of his best known songs; while " It's All Over Now Baby Blue " and " It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) " would be acclaimed as two of Dylan's most important compositions.

^ Dylan has continued to perform songs from his gospel albums in concert, occasionally covering traditional religious songs.

[114][115]

Return to touring

Bob Dylan and The Band touring in Chicago, 1974
.Dylan began 1973 by signing with a new record label, David Geffen's Asylum Records, when his contract with Columbia Records expired.^ Hammond signed Dylan to Columbia Records in October.

^ Bob Dylan and The Band touring in Chicago, 1974 Dylan began 1973 by signing with a new record label, David Geffen 's Asylum Records , when his contract with Columbia Records expired.

^ USEquityNews.com News Update: SMWF, VLCO, OCFN, and NTRZ Financial News USA, February 21, 2009 ...Bowie and Eric Clapton, as well as Frank Sinatra and Elton John signed recording contracts and memorabilia from Bob Dylan .
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.On his next album, Planet Waves, he used The Band as backing group, while rehearsing for a major tour.^ On his next album, Planet Waves , he used The Band as backing group, while rehearsing for a major tour.

^ While with Asylum, Dylan released his first number one album, Planet Waves , and a live album from the accompanying tour called Before the Flood .
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.The album included two versions of "Forever Young", which became one of his most popular songs.^ The album included two versions of "Forever Young", which became one of his most popular songs.

^ Despite the film's failure at the box office, the song " Knockin' on Heaven's Door " has proven its durability as one of Dylan's most extensively covered songs.

^ Tambourine Man " had already been a hit for The Byrds , and would become one of his best known songs; while " It's All Over Now Baby Blue " and " It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) " would be acclaimed as two of Dylan's most important compositions.

[116] Christopher Ricks has connected the chorus of this song with John Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn", which contains the line "For ever panting, and for ever young."[117] As one critic described it, the song projected "something hymnal and heartfelt that spoke of the father in Dylan",[118] and Dylan himself commented: "I wrote it thinking about one of my boys and not wanting to be too sentimental."[119] Biographer Howard Sounes noted that Jakob Dylan believed the song was about him.[116]
.Columbia Records simultaneously released Dylan, a haphazard collection of studio outtakes (almost exclusively cover songs), which was widely interpreted as a churlish response to Dylan's signing with a rival record label.^ Columbia Records simultaneously released Dylan , a haphazard collection of studio outtakes (almost exclusively cover songs), which was widely interpreted as a churlish response to Dylan's signing with a rival record label.

^ Hammond signed Dylan to Columbia Records in October.

^ In 1976, Dylan also wrote and duetted on the song "Sign Language" for Eric Clapton 's No Reason To Cry 142 .

[120] In January 1974 Dylan and The Band embarked on their high-profile, coast-to-coast North American tour. .A live double album of the tour, Before the Flood, was released on Asylum Records.^ A live double album of the tour, Before the Flood , was released on Asylum Records .

^ Late that spring, before the album's release, Dylan was hospitalized with a life-threatening heart infection, pericarditis , brought on by histoplasmosis .

^ During this time, Dylan returned to Columbia Records which eventually reissued his Asylum albums.

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.After the tour, Dylan and his wife became publicly estranged.^ After the tour, Dylan and his wife became publicly estranged.

.He filled a small red notebook with songs about relationships and ruptures, and quickly recorded a new album entitled Blood on the Tracks in September 1974.[121] Dylan delayed the album's release, however, and re-recorded half of the songs at Sound 80 Studios in Minneapolis with production assistance from his brother David Zimmerman.^ Dylan did not make another studio album of new songs for seven years.

^ Bob Dylan talks about the new album with Bill Flanagan ".

^ He filled a small red notebook with songs about relationships and ruptures, and quickly recorded a new album entitled Blood on the Tracks in September 1974.

[122] .During this time, Dylan returned to Columbia Records which eventually reissued his Asylum albums.^ During this time, Dylan returned to Columbia Records which eventually reissued his Asylum albums.

^ The performances on his first Columbia album, Bob Dylan (1962), consisted of familiar folk, blues and gospel material combined with two original compositions.

^ In 2001, Dylan followed up Time Out of Mind with another critically acclaimed album, "Love and Theft" .
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.Released in early 1975, Blood on the Tracks received mixed reviews.^ Released in early 1975, Blood on the Tracks received mixed reviews.

^ Released in 1978, the movie received generally poor, sometimes scathing, reviews and had a very brief theatrical run.

^ The second evangelical album, Saved (1980), received mixed reviews, although Kurt Loder in Rolling Stone declared the album was far superior, musically, to its predecessor.

In the NME, Nick Kent described "the accompaniments [as] often so trashy they sound like mere practise takes."[123] In Rolling Stone, reviewer Jon Landau wrote that "the record has been made with typical shoddiness."[124] However, over the years critics have come to see it as one of Dylan's greatest achievements, perhaps the only serious rival to his mid-60s trilogy of albums. .In Salon.com, Bill Wyman wrote: "Blood on the Tracks is his only flawless album and his best produced; the songs, each of them, are constructed in disciplined fashion.^ In Salon.com , Bill Wyman wrote: " Blood on the Tracks is his only flawless album and his best produced; the songs, each of them, are constructed in disciplined fashion.

^ The album produced from it, MTV Unplugged , included "John Brown", an unreleased 1963 song detailing the ravages of both war and jingoism .

^ The only difference between Dylan’s Christmas album and a Bing Crosby Christmas is the voice singing the songs.

.It is his kindest album and most dismayed, and seems in hindsight to have achieved a sublime balance between the logorrhea-plagued excesses of his mid-'60s output and the self-consciously simple compositions of his post-accident years."^ It is his kindest album and most dismayed, and seems in hindsight to have achieved a sublime balance between the logorrhea-plagued excesses of his mid-'60s output and the self-consciously simple compositions of his post-accident years."

^ So while it may not contain too many landmark tracks, it's one of the most naturally enjoyable albums you'll hear all year."

^ In this case, it’s not an insult to say that it is their most accessible album because to an outsider, “Merriweater Post Pavilion” would still seem pretty alien.

[125] Novelist Rick Moody called it "the truest, most honest account of a love affair from tip to stern ever put down on magnetic tape."[126]
Bob Dylan photographed by Elsa Dorfman with Allen Ginsberg, on the Rolling Thunder Revue in 1975
.That summer Dylan wrote his first successful "protest" song in 12 years, championing the cause of boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who had been imprisoned for a triple murder in Paterson, New Jersey.^ Bob Dylan photographed by Elsa Dorfman with Allen Ginsberg , on the Rolling Thunder Revue in 1975 That summer Dylan wrote his first successful "protest" song in 12 years, championing the cause of boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter , who had been imprisoned for a triple murder in Paterson, New Jersey .

^ In 1976, Dylan also wrote and duetted on the song "Sign Language" for Eric Clapton 's No Reason To Cry 142 .

^ With its bitter assessment of love and morbid ruminations, Dylan's first collection of original songs in seven years was highly acclaimed.

.After visiting Carter in jail, Dylan wrote "Hurricane", presenting the case for Carter's innocence.^ After visiting Carter in jail, Dylan wrote " Hurricane ", presenting the case for Carter's innocence.

^ The inside of the case was inscribed by the singer, who wrote: ''To Bob, Good Luck, Bob Dylan, 1974.''

.Despite its 8:32 minute length, the song was released as a single, peaking at #33 on the U.S. Billboard Chart, and performed at every 1975 date of Dylan's next tour, the Rolling Thunder Revue.^ Songs of the Underground: a collector’s guide to the Rolling Thunder Revue 1975-1976 " .

^ Bob Dylan current tour dates ".

^ In July 1965, Dylan released the single " Like a Rolling Stone ", which peaked at #2 in the U.S. and at #4 in the UK charts.

[127] .The tour was a varied evening of entertainment featuring about one hundred performers and supporters drawn from the resurgent Greenwich Village folk scene, including T-Bone Burnett, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Joni Mitchell.^ The tour was a varied evening of entertainment featuring about one hundred performers and supporters 131 drawn from the resurgent Greenwich Village folk scene, including T-Bone Burnett , Ramblin' Jack Elliott , Joni Mitchell .

^ The book is mainly about the folk music scene in Greenwich Village during the 1960s.
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^ At the end of the play, Dylan performed Blowin' in the Wind , one of the first major public performances of the song 39 While in London, Dylan performed at several London folk clubs, including Les Cousins , The Pinder Of Wakefield , 40 and Bunjies .

[128][129] .David Mansfield, Roger McGuinn, Mick Ronson, Joan Baez, and violinist Scarlet Rivera, whom Dylan discovered while she was walking down the street, her violin case hanging on her back.^ David Mansfield , Roger McGuinn , Mick Ronson , Joan Baez , and violinist Scarlet Rivera , whom Dylan discovered while she was walking down the street, her violin case hanging on her back.

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^ Upper image shows Joan Baez and Bob Dylan , the lower Mimi Baez Fariña and Richard Fariña .
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[130] .Allen Ginsberg accompanied the troupe, staging scenes for the film Dylan was simultaneously shooting.^ Allen Ginsberg accompanied the troupe, staging scenes for the film Dylan was simultaneously shooting.

^ The president has also met Bob Dylan , the singer, and David Lynch and Woody Allen, the film directors, and has had dinner with Michel Houellebecq, whose...
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.Sam Shepard was initially hired to write the film's screenplay, but ended up accompanying the tour as informal chronicler.^ Sam Shepard was initially hired to write the film's screenplay, but ended up accompanying the tour as informal chronicler.

^ After performing with these musical permutations, Dylan initiated what came to be called The Never Ending Tour on June 7, 1988, performing with a tight back-up band featuring guitarist G. E. Smith .

^ Backed by a changing line-up of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour .

[131]
.Running through late 1975 and again through early 1976, the tour encompassed the release of the album Desire, with many of Dylan's new songs featuring an almost travelogue-like narrative style, showing the influence of his new collaborator, playwright Jacques Levy.^ The accompanying soundtrack featured unreleased songs from Dylan's early career.

^ Running through late 1975 and again through early 1976, the tour encompassed the release of the album Desire , with many of Dylan's new songs featuring an almost travelogue -like narrative style, showing the influence of his new collaborator, playwright Jacques Levy .

^ In 1976, Dylan also wrote and duetted on the song "Sign Language" for Eric Clapton 's No Reason To Cry 142 .

[132][133] .The spring 1976 half of the tour was documented by a TV concert special, Hard Rain, and the LP Hard Rain; no concert album from the better-received and better-known opening half of the tour was released until 2002's Live 1975.^ The spring 1976 half of the tour was documented by a TV concert special, Hard Rain , and the LP Hard Rain ; no concert album from the better-received and better-known opening half of the tour was released until 2002's Live 1975 .

^ Running through late 1975 and again through early 1976, the tour encompassed the release of the album Desire , with many of Dylan's new songs featuring an almost travelogue -like narrative style, showing the influence of his new collaborator, playwright Jacques Levy .

^ After this he took a break and didn't release another album until John Wesley Harding in 1967.
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[134]
The fall 1975 tour with the Revue also provided the backdrop to Dylan's nearly four-hour film Renaldo and Clara, a sprawling and improvised narrative, mixed with concert footage and reminiscences. .Released in 1978, the movie received generally poor, sometimes scathing, reviews and had a very brief theatrical run.^ Released in 1978, the movie received generally poor, sometimes scathing, reviews and had a very brief theatrical run.

^ This album received some very negative reviews: Allmusic said, "Quite possibly the worst album by either Bob Dylan or the Grateful Dead."

^ Released in early 1975, Blood on the Tracks received mixed reviews.

[135][136] .Later in that year, Dylan allowed a two-hour edit, dominated by the concert performances, to be more widely released.^ Later in that year, Dylan allowed a two-hour edit, dominated by the concert performances, to be more widely released.

^ With its veiled references to nuclear apocalypse , it gained even more resonance when the Cuban missile crisis developed only a few weeks after Dylan began performing it.

^ The performances on his first Columbia album, Bob Dylan (1962), consisted of familiar folk, blues and gospel material combined with two original compositions.

[137]
.In November 1976, Dylan appeared at The Band's "farewell" concert, along with other guests including Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Van Morrison and Neil Young.^ In November 1976 Dylan appeared at The Band's "farewell" concert, along with other guests including Joni Mitchell , Muddy Waters , Van Morrison and Neil Young .

^ Man in Black therollerblog.com, March 18, 2009 ...program was essentially a variety show including members of his own band, as well as guests such as Bob Dylan , Neil Young, Merle Haggard and Joni Mitchell.
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^ Bob Dylan , Joni Mitchell, David Gray, Radiohead, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen and others are writing about issues that any Christian must confront...
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.Martin Scorsese's acclaimed cinematic chronicle of this show, The Last Waltz, was released in 1978 and included about half of Dylan's set.^ Martin Scorsese 's acclaimed cinematic chronicle of this show, The Last Waltz , was released in 1978 and included about half of Dylan's set.

^ Critical opinion about Dylan’s shows remains divided.

^ Performing in Bologna , November 2005 Martin Scorsese 's acclaimed 200 film biography No Direction Home was broadcast in September 2005.

[138] .In 1976, Dylan also wrote and duetted on the song "Sign Language" for Eric Clapton's No Reason To Cry[139].^ I seem to have signed off on Bob Dylan (whose records I’d been buying since the ’60s) with Love and Theft , a CD on which I found not one stand-out song.
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^ Bob Dylan wrote, 'But I'll know my song well before I start singing.'
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^ DYLAN: Well, now, that’s difficult to answer because my songs are divided up into three, no, four companies.
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.Dylan's 1978 album Street-Legal, recorded with a large, pop-rock band, complete with female backing vocalists, was lyrically one of his more complex and cohesive.^ Dylan's 1978 album Street-Legal , recorded with a large, pop-rock band, complete with female backing vocalists, was lyrically one of his more complex and cohesive.

^ Following the release of Street-Legal , Dylan entered one of his most controversial periods when he declared himself a born again Christian and subsequently released a trilogy of Christian albums; Slow Train Coming in 1979, Saved in 1980 and Shot of Love in 1981.
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^ The initial offerings run toward classic rock and pop, with offerings from the Doors, the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Pearl Jam, Norah Jones, Jay-Z...

[140] .It suffered, however, from a poor sound mix (attributed to his studio recording practices),[141] submerging much of its instrumentation until its remastered CD release nearly a quarter century later.^ It suffered, however, from a poor sound mix (attributed to his studio recording practices), 144 submerging much of its instrumentation until its remastered CD release nearly a quarter century later.

^ Dylan took a break from recording after his 1990 release Under the Red Sky and didn't record another studio album until Good as I Been to You in late 1992.
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^ Dylan delayed the album's release, however, and re-recorded half of the songs at Sound 80 Studios in Minneapolis with production assistance from his brother David Zimmerman .

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.In the late 1970s, Dylan became a born-again Christian[142][143][144] and released two albums of Christian gospel music.^ In the late 1970s, Dylan became a born-again Christian 145 146 147 and released two albums of Christian gospel music.

^ Following the release of Street-Legal , Dylan entered one of his most controversial periods when he declared himself a born again Christian and subsequently released a trilogy of Christian albums; Slow Train Coming in 1979, Saved in 1980 and Shot of Love in 1981.
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^ The performances on his first Columbia album, Bob Dylan (1962), consisted of familiar folk, blues and gospel material combined with two original compositions.

.Slow Train Coming (1979) featured the guitar accompaniment of Mark Knopfler (of Dire Straits) and was produced by veteran R&B producer, Jerry Wexler.^ Further information: Slow Train Coming .

^ Slow Train Coming (1979) featured the guitar accompaniment of Mark Knopfler (of Dire Straits ) and was produced by veteran R&B producer, Jerry Wexler .

^ His subsequent album Slow Train Coming reached #3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and included this Grammy -winning song.

.Wexler recalled that when Dylan had tried to evangelize him during the recording, he replied: "Bob, you're dealing with a sixty-two-year old Jewish atheist.^ I mean, you’re bound to get a record.
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^ For Easter You may not be aware that Bob Dylan has written and performed many beautiful songs about God and salvation that are highly regarded today, years after he wrote them.
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^ Read More The Bob Dylan Scrapbook, 1956-1966 By Bob Dylan The Bob Dylan Scrapbook is the highly collectable illustrated biography of Dylan's life during the 1950s and 60s.
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.Let's just make an album."^ Let's just make an album."

^ You’re trying to make things happen instead of just letting it happen.
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^ DYLAN: Well, let’s put it this way: making a record isn’t any more than just recording a song, for me.
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[145] .The album won Dylan a Grammy Award as "Best Male Vocalist" for the song "Gotta Serve Somebody". The second evangelical album, Saved (1980), received mixed reviews, although Kurt Loder in Rolling Stone declared the album was far superior, musically, to its predecessor.^ The second evangelical album, Saved (1980), received mixed reviews, although Kurt Loder in Rolling Stone declared the album was far superior, musically, to its predecessor.

^ DYLAN: The best rock and roll songs...
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^ The album won Dylan a Grammy Award as "Best Male Vocalist" for the song " Gotta Serve Somebody ".

[146] When touring from the fall of 1979 through the spring of 1980, Dylan would not play any of his older, secular works, and he delivered declarations of his faith from the stage, such as:
.
Years ago they ...^ I mean, Motown wasn’t doing those kind of records a few years ago, were they?
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^ The tunes, they are a-changin' The Age, August 31, 2009 ...a year ago in a Californian service presided over by the conductor Marin Alsop.
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^ Years ago they ...

said I was a prophet. .I used to say, "No I'm not a prophet" they say "Yes you are, you're a prophet."^ Rilke says: I want to love the things as no one has thought to love them until they're real and ripe and worthy of you.
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^ They say there are no sunsets all over the world comparable.
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^ There are so many things I want to say to you and yet, I don't know the words to use, if they even exist.
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I said, "No it's not me." .They used to say "You sure are a prophet."^ I used to say, "No I'm not a prophet" they say "Yes you are, you're a prophet."

^ They used to say "You sure are a prophet."

^ They used to convince me I was a prophet.

.They used to convince me I was a prophet.^ They used to convince me I was a prophet.

^ I used to say, "No I'm not a prophet" they say "Yes you are, you're a prophet."

^ They used to say "You sure are a prophet."

.Now I come out and say Jesus Christ is the answer.^ Now I come out and say Jesus Christ is the answer.

^ So if I’m sitting in a room with some people, and I say “Come on now, I need some help; gimme a biography,” so there might be three or four people there and out of those three or four people maybe they’ll come up with something, come up with a biography.
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.They say, "Bob Dylan's no prophet."^ I used to say, "No I'm not a prophet" they say "Yes you are, you're a prophet."

^ They say, "Bob Dylan's no prophet."

^ DYLAN: No, they were just people.
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They just can't handle it.
[147]
.Dylan's embrace of Christianity was unpopular with some of his fans and fellow musicians.^ Dylan's embrace of Christianity was unpopular with some of his fans and fellow musicians.

^ And although he read Bob Dylan 's 'Chronicles' because it's basically required reading for every musician and fan, Gray is not a Dylan scholar.
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^ Obama loves him some Bob Dylan and has the entire Blood on the Tracks album on his iPod, a sign of a true fan.
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[148] Shortly before his murder, John Lennon recorded "Serve Yourself" in response to Dylan's "Gotta Serve Somebody".[149] By 1981, while Dylan's Christian faith was obvious, Stephen Holden wrote in the New York Times that "neither age (he's now 40) nor his much-publicized conversion to born-again Christianity has altered his essentially iconoclastic temperament."[150]

1980s

Dylan in Barcelona, Spain, 1984
Photo: F. Antolín Hernandez
.In the fall of 1980 Dylan briefly resumed touring for a series of concerts billed as "A Musical Retrospective", where he restored several of his popular 1960s songs to the repertoire.^ Dylan in Barcelona, Spain , 1984 Photo: F. Antolín Hernandez In the fall of 1980 Dylan briefly resumed touring for a series of concerts billed as "A Musical Retrospective", where he restored several of his popular 1960s songs to the repertoire.

^ The fall 1975 tour with the Revue also provided the backdrop to Dylan's nearly four-hour film Renaldo and Clara , a sprawling and improvised narrative, mixed with concert footage and reminiscences.

^ The sparse structure and instrumentation, coupled with lyrics that took the Judeo-Christian tradition seriously, marked a departure not only from Dylan's own work but from the escalating psychedelic fervor of the 1960s musical culture.

.Shot of Love, recorded the next spring, featured Dylan's first secular compositions in more than two years, mixed with explicitly Christian songs.^ DYLAN: I love his records.
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^ Shot of Love , recorded the next spring, featured Dylan's first secular compositions in more than two years, mixed with explicitly Christian songs.

^ Dylan commented: “It’s a tragedy that more than 35 million people in this country alone – 12 million of those children – often go to bed hungry and wake up each morning unsure of where their next meal is coming from.

.The haunting "Every Grain of Sand" reminded some critics of William Blake’s verses.^ The haunting " Every Grain of Sand " reminded some critics of William Blake ’s verses.

[151]
.In the 1980s the quality of Dylan's recorded work varied, from the well-regarded Infidels in 1983 to the panned Down in the Groove in 1988. Critics such as Michael Gray condemned Dylan's 1980s albums both for showing an extraordinary carelessness in the studio and for failing to release his best songs.^ In the 1980s the quality of Dylan's recorded work varied, from the well-regarded Infidels in 1983 to the panned Down in the Groove in 1988.

^ Dylan then released the album Down in the Groove , which was even more unsuccessful in its sales than his previous studio album.

^ Critics such as Michael Gray condemned Dylan's 1980s albums both for showing an extraordinary carelessness in the studio and for failing to release his best songs.

[152] .The Infidels recording sessions, for example, produced several notable songs that Dylan left off the album.^ The Infidels recording sessions, for example, produced several notable songs that Dylan left off the album.

^ Bob Dylan's 1967 recording sessions ".

^ Producer Bob Johnston persuaded Dylan to record in Nashville in February 1966, and surrounded him with a cadre of top-notch session men.

.Most well regarded of these were "Blind Willie McTell" (a tribute to the dead blues singer and an evocation of African American history[153]), "Foot of Pride" and "Lord Protect My Child".[154] These songs were later released on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991.^ These songs were later released on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991 .

^ Most well regarded of these were " Blind Willie McTell " (a tribute to the dead blues singer and an evocation of African American history 156 ), "Foot of Pride" and "Lord Protect My Child".

^ The booklet by John Bauldie accompanying Dylan's The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991 (1991) says: "Dylan acknowledged the debt in 1978 to journalist Marc Rowland: Blowin' In The Wind' has always been a spiritual.

.Between July 1984 and March 1985, Dylan recorded his next studio album, Empire Burlesque.^ He was recording an album next door.
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^ Between July 1984 and March 1985, Dylan recorded his next studio album, Empire Burlesque .

^ DYLAN: No, I’ve never been in any of the recording studios there.
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[155] .Arthur Baker, who had remixed hits for Bruce Springsteen and Cyndi Lauper, was asked to engineer and mix the album.^ Arthur Baker , who had remixed hits for Bruce Springsteen and Cyndi Lauper , was asked to engineer and mix the album.

^ "It's like Bruce Springsteen or Bob Dylan ," he said "They have those hits that people want to hear, but it's the last thing they want to play.
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Baker has said he felt he was hired to make Dylan's album sound "a little bit more contemporary".[155]
Dylan sang on USA for Africa's famine relief fundraising single "We Are the World". On July 13, 1985, he appeared at the climax at the Live Aid concert at JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. .Backed by Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, Dylan performed a ragged version of "Hollis Brown", his ballad of rural poverty, and then said to the worldwide audience exceeding one billion people: "I hope that some of the money ...^ Backed by Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood , Dylan performed a ragged version of "Hollis Brown", his ballad of rural poverty, and then said to the worldwide audience exceeding one billion people: "I hope that some of the money ...

^ To the dismay of some of his audience, 257 Dylan's performances remain unpredictable as he alters his arrangements and changes his vocal approach night after night.

^ On July 29, just four days after his controversial performance at Newport, Dylan was back in the studio in New York, recording " Positively 4th Street ".

maybe they can just take a little bit of it, maybe ... one or two million, maybe ... and use it to pay the mortgages on some of the farms and, the farmers here, owe to the banks."[156] .His remarks were widely criticized as inappropriate, but they did inspire Willie Nelson to organize a series of events, Farm Aid, to benefit debt-ridden American farmers.^ His remarks were widely criticized as inappropriate, but they did inspire Willie Nelson to organize a series of events, Farm Aid , to benefit debt-ridden American farmers.

[157]
.In April 1986, Dylan made a foray into the world of rap music when he added vocals to a verse of Kurtis Blow's "Street Rock", which appeared on Blow's album Kingdom Blow.^ In April 1986, Dylan made a foray into the world of rap music when he added vocals to a verse of Kurtis Blow 's "Street Rock", which appeared on Blow's album Kingdom Blow .

^ In 1965, Dylan turned his back on folk music and in the process made history when he plugged in and went electric.
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^ DYLAN: Boy, I wish you could’ve come along the last time we made an album.
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.Credited with arranging Dylan's performance are singer-songwriter-producer Wayne K. Garfield, who conceived the collaboration, and former Dylan back-up singer, Debra Byrd, who is now head vocal coach for American Idol.^ Credited with making arrangements for Dylan's performance are veteran singer-songwriter-producer, Wayne K. Garfield, who conceived the collaboration and former Dylan back-up singer, Debra Byrd, who is now head vocal coach for American Idol.

^ Grammy predictions Vibes blog, February 6, 2009 ...be great for something about Dylan to win best vocal performance?
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^ (To add insult to injury, all four trail American folk songwriter Bob Dylan whose odds are a substantially stronger 25 to 1).
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[158] .In July 1986 Dylan released Knocked Out Loaded, an album containing three cover songs (by Little Junior Parker, Kris Kristofferson and the traditional gospel hymn "Precious Memories"), three collaborations with other writers (Tom Petty, Sam Shepard and Carole Bayer Sager), and two solo compositions by Dylan.^ In July 1986 Dylan released Knocked Out Loaded , an album containing three cover songs (by Little Junior Parker , Kris Kristofferson and the traditional gospel hymn " Precious Memories "), three collaborations with other writers ( Tom Petty , Sam Shepard and Carole Bayer Sager ), and two solo compositions by Dylan.

^ Dylan has continued to perform songs from his gospel albums in concert, occasionally covering traditional religious songs.

^ Running through late 1975 and again through early 1976, the tour encompassed the release of the album Desire , with many of Dylan's new songs featuring an almost travelogue -like narrative style, showing the influence of his new collaborator, playwright Jacques Levy .

.The album received mainly negative reviews; Rolling Stone called it "a depressing affair",[159] and it was the first Dylan album since Freewheelin' (1963) to fail to make the Top 50.[160] Since then, some critics have called the 11-minute epic that Dylan co-wrote with Sam Shepard, 'Brownsville Girl', a work of genius.^ The album received mainly negative reviews; Rolling Stone called it "a depressing affair", 162 and it was the first Dylan album since Freewheelin' (1963) to fail to make the Top 50.

^ Rolling Stone magazine called the album "both challenging and satisfying".

^ Since then, some critics have called the eleven-minute epic that Dylan co-wrote with Sam Shepard, ' Brownsville Girl ', a work of genius.

[161] .In 1986 and 1987, Dylan toured extensively with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, sharing vocals with Petty on several songs each night.^ The Traveling Wilburys , Dylan & The Dead , Bob Dylan & The Band , Bob Dylan & Jerry Garcia , Bob Dylan & Tom Petty , Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash , George Harrison & Bob Dylan .
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.Dylan also toured with The Grateful Dead in 1987, resulting in a live album Dylan & The Dead.^ Dylan also toured with The Grateful Dead in 1987, resulting in a live album Dylan & The Dead .

^ The initial offerings run toward classic rock and pop, with offerings from the Doors, the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Pearl Jam, Norah Jones, Jay-Z...

^ This album received some very negative reviews: Allmusic said, "Quite possibly the worst album by either Bob Dylan or the Grateful Dead."

This album received some very negative reviews: Allmusic said, "Quite possibly the worst album by either Bob Dylan or the Grateful Dead."[162] After performing with these musical permutations, Dylan initiated what came to be called The Never Ending Tour on June 7, 1988, performing with a tight back-up band featuring guitarist G. E. Smith. .Dylan would continue to tour with this small but constantly evolving band for the next 20 years.^ Dylan would continue to tour with this small but constantly evolving band for the next 20 years.

^ On stage in Canada After his European tour, Dylan returned to New York, but the pressures on him continued to increase.

^ In January 1974 Dylan and The Band embarked on their high-profile, coast-to-coast North American tour .

[53]
Dylan in Toronto April 18, 1980
Photo: Jean-Luc Ourlin
.In 1987, Dylan starred in Richard Marquand's movie Hearts of Fire, in which he played Billy Parker, a washed-up-rock-star-turned-chicken farmer whose teenage lover (Fiona) leaves him for a jaded English synth-pop sensation (played by Rupert Everett).^ Dylan in Toronto April 18, 1980 Photo: Jean-Luc Ourlin In 1987, Dylan starred in Richard Marquand 's movie Hearts of Fire , in which he played Billy Parker, a washed-up-rock-star-turned-chicken farmer whose teenage lover ( Fiona ) leaves him for a jaded English synth-pop sensation (played by Rupert Everett ).

^ The movie uses six distinct characters to represent different aspects of Dylan's life, played by Christian Bale , Cate Blanchett , Marcus Carl Franklin , Richard Gere , Heath Ledger and Ben Whishaw .

^ In 1972 Dylan signed onto Sam Peckinpah 's film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid , providing songs and backing music for the movie, and playing the role of "Alias", a member of Billy's gang who had some basis in history.

[163] .Dylan also contributed two original songs to the soundtrack—"Night After Night", and "I Had a Dream About You, Baby", as well as a cover of John Hiatt's "The Usual". The film was a critical and commercial flop.^ Dylan also contributed two original songs to the soundtrack—"Night After Night", and "I Had a Dream About You, Baby", as well as a cover of John Hiatt 's "The Usual".

^ The film was a critical and commercial flop.

^ That year also saw the release of the film Masked & Anonymous , a collaboration with TV producer Larry Charles that had Dylan appearing in a cast of well-knowns, including Jeff Bridges , Penelope Cruz and John Goodman .

[164] .Dylan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in January 1988. Bruce Springsteen's induction speech declared: "Bob freed your mind the way Elvis freed your body.^ DYLAN: The best rock and roll songs...
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^ Theme Time Radio Hour with your host Bob Dylan - Box 2 (cd 11-20) .
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^ Dylan invented rock songwriting by allying the literacy of folk to the boozed-up sexbeat of rock and roll.
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.He showed us that just because music was innately physical did not mean that it was anti-intellectual."^ He showed us that just because music was innately physical did not mean that it was anti-intellectual."

^ She also learns that just because a man is buried, doesn't mean he's dead.
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[165] .Dylan then released the album Down in the Groove, which was even more unsuccessful in its sales than his previous studio album.^ Dylan then released the album Down in the Groove , which was even more unsuccessful in its sales than his previous studio album.

^ With its veiled references to nuclear apocalypse , it gained even more resonance when the Cuban missile crisis developed only a few weeks after Dylan began performing it.

^ Dylan's third album, The Times They Are a-Changin' , reflected a more politicized and cynical Dylan.

[166] .The song "Silvio", however, had some success as a single.^ The song "Silvio", however, had some success as a single.

[167] Later that spring, Dylan was a co-founder and member of the Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty returning to the album charts with the multi-platinum selling Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1.[166] Despite Orbison's death in December 1988, the remaining four recorded a second album in May 1990, which they released with the unexpected title Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3.[168]
.Dylan finished the decade on a critical high note with Oh Mercy produced by Daniel Lanois.^ However, in 1989 he made yet another comeback with Oh Mercy which was cheered by many critics as his best release since Blood on the Tracks .
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Rolling Stone magazine called the album "both challenging and satisfying".[169][170] The track "Most of the Time", a lost love composition, was later prominently featured in the film High Fidelity, while "What Was It You Wanted?" has been interpreted both as a catechism and a wry comment on the expectations of critics and fans.[171] The religious imagery of "Ring Them Bells" struck some critics as a re-affirmation of faith.[172]

1990s

.Dylan's 1990s began with Under the Red Sky (1990), an about-face from the serious Oh Mercy.^ Unfortunately, his next album, Under the Red Sky , did not generate the same kind of excitement and praise as Oh Mercy and was largely panned in the same way many of his '80s releases were.
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^ Dylan took a break from recording after his 1990 release Under the Red Sky and didn't record another studio album until Good as I Been to You in late 1992.
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^ While attending the school he began to perform locally as a folk singer under the alias of Bob Dylan.
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.The album contained several apparently simple songs, including "Under the Red Sky" and "Wiggle Wiggle". The album was dedicated to "Gabby Goo Goo"; this was later explained as a nickname for the daughter of Dylan and Carolyn Dennis, Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan, who was four at that time.^ Unfortunately, his next album, Under the Red Sky , did not generate the same kind of excitement and praise as Oh Mercy and was largely panned in the same way many of his '80s releases were.
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^ In 2001, Dylan followed up Time Out of Mind with another critically acclaimed album, "Love and Theft" .
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^ DYLAN: Boy, I wish you could’ve come along the last time we made an album.
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[173] .Sidemen on the album included George Harrison, Slash from Guns N' Roses, David Crosby, Bruce Hornsby, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Elton John.^ The album produced from it, MTV Unplugged , included "John Brown", an unreleased 1963 song detailing the ravages of both war and jingoism .

^ Sidemen on the album included George Harrison , Slash from Guns N' Roses , David Crosby , Bruce Hornsby , Stevie Ray Vaughan , and Elton John .

^ BOOK CLUB: CORNFLAKES WITH JOHN LENNON Nylon Magazine, October 21, 2009 ...Elton, Bruce to Bono.
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.Despite the stellar line-up, the record received bad reviews and sold poorly.^ Despite the stellar line-up, the record received bad reviews and sold poorly.

[174]
.In 1991, Dylan was honored by the recording industry with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.^ In 1991, Dylan was honored by the recording industry with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award .

^ The album won Dylan a Grammy Award as "Best Male Vocalist" for the song " Gotta Serve Somebody ".

^ Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award ".

[175] .The event coincided with the start of the Gulf War against Saddam Hussein, and Dylan performed his song "Masters of War".[176] Dylan then made a short speech which startled some of the audience.^ Dylan then made a short speech which startled some of the audience.

^ The event coincided with the start of the Gulf War against Saddam Hussein , and Dylan performed his song " Masters of War ".

^ Backed by Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood , Dylan performed a ragged version of "Hollis Brown", his ballad of rural poverty, and then said to the worldwide audience exceeding one billion people: "I hope that some of the money ...

[176]
.The next few years saw Dylan returning to his roots with two albums covering old folk and blues numbers: Good as I Been to You (1992) and World Gone Wrong (1993), featuring interpretations and acoustic guitar work.^ DYLAN: On any of my old albums?
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^ This album consisted of traditional folk songs as did the album's 1993 follow-up World Gone Wrong .
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^ It largely consisted of folk and blues covers, with only two original Dylan songs appearing on the album.
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.Many critics and fans commented on the quiet beauty of the song "Lone Pilgrim",[177] penned by a 19th century teacher and sung by Dylan with a haunting reverence.^ Many critics and fans commented on the quiet beauty of the song "Lone Pilgrim", 180 penned by a 19th century teacher and sung by Dylan with a haunting reverence.

^ For Easter You may not be aware that Bob Dylan has written and performed many beautiful songs about God and salvation that are highly regarded today, years after he wrote them.
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^ While many of them are entertaining and informative -- most notably "Chronicles, Volume One," by Bob Dylan -- the authors don't deliver what the fans really want to read: the dirt!
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.An exception to this rootsy mood came in Dylan's 1991 songwriting collaboration with Michael Bolton; the resulting song "Steel Bars", was released on Bolton's album Time, Love & Tenderness.^ An exception to this rootsy mood came in Dylan's 1991 songwriting collaboration with Michael Bolton ; the resulting song "Steel Bars", was released on Bolton's album Time, Love & Tenderness .

^ On August 29, 2006, Dylan released his Modern Times album.

^ Running through late 1975 and again through early 1976, the tour encompassed the release of the album Desire , with many of Dylan's new songs featuring an almost travelogue -like narrative style, showing the influence of his new collaborator, playwright Jacques Levy .

.In November 1994 Dylan recorded two live shows for MTV Unplugged.^ Free Bob Dylan Photograph to be Offered with "A Complete Unknown" Book Artdaily.org, November 30, 2009 ...photographing for two years.
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.He claimed his wish to perform a set of traditional songs for the show was overruled by Sony executives who insisted on a greatest hits package.^ For me, he has the greatest library of songs in music, and anyone who can't get him is seriously missing out!"
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[178] .The album produced from it, MTV Unplugged, included "John Brown", an unreleased 1963 song detailing the ravages of both war and jingoism.^ The album produced from it, MTV Unplugged , included "John Brown", an unreleased 1963 song detailing the ravages of both war and jingoism .

^ In Salon.com , Bill Wyman wrote: " Blood on the Tracks is his only flawless album and his best produced; the songs, each of them, are constructed in disciplined fashion.

^ The result was John Wesley Harding , a quiet, contemplative record of shorter songs, set in a landscape that drew on both the American West and the Bible .

Dylan performs at a 1996 concert in Stockholm
.With a collection of songs reportedly written while snowed-in on his Minnesota ranch,[179] Dylan booked recording time with Daniel Lanois at Miami's Criteria Studios in January 1997. The subsequent recording sessions were, by some accounts, fraught with musical tension.^ Basically, every time Bob Dylan puts out a record, I listen to it a bunch.
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^ The Music Sales Group Releases Two New Dylan Books in Time for 48th Album and Historic Summer Ballpark Tour MarketWatch, April 29, 2009 .../PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Music Sales Group is releasing the matching folio album to Bob Dylan 's latest 2009 studio release, Together Through Life.
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^ I seem to have signed off on Bob Dylan (whose records I’d been buying since the ’60s) with Love and Theft , a CD on which I found not one stand-out song.
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[180] .Late that spring, before the album's release, Dylan was hospitalized with a life-threatening heart infection, pericarditis, brought on by histoplasmosis.^ Late that spring, before the album's release, Dylan was hospitalized with a life-threatening heart infection, pericarditis , brought on by histoplasmosis .

^ His most recent album Together Through Life , his 33rd, was released on 28 April 2009.

^ While with Asylum, Dylan released his first number one album, Planet Waves , and a live album from the accompanying tour called Before the Flood .
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His scheduled European tour was cancelled, but Dylan made a speedy recovery and left the hospital saying, "I really thought I'd be seeing Elvis soon."[181] He was back on the road by midsummer, and in early fall performed before Pope John Paul II at the World Eucharistic Conference in Bologna, Italy. The Pope treated the audience of 200,000 people to a sermon based on Dylan's lyric "Blowin' in the Wind".[182]
.September saw the release of the new Lanois-produced album, Time Out of Mind.^ In 2001, Dylan followed up Time Out of Mind with another critically acclaimed album, "Love and Theft" .
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^ Time Out of Mind was a huge and unexpected commercial and critical success, even winning him a Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
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^ Just four years after the release of his first Christian album, Dylan put out the secular Infidels in 1983 to favourable reviews.
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.With its bitter assessment of love and morbid ruminations, Dylan's first collection of original songs in seven years was highly acclaimed.^ With its bitter assessment of love and morbid ruminations, Dylan's first collection of original songs in seven years was highly acclaimed.

^ WENNER: What was the origin of that collection of songs, of that tape?
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^ The performances on his first Columbia album, Bob Dylan (1962), consisted of familiar folk, blues and gospel material combined with two original compositions.

.Rolling Stone said "Mortality bears down hard, while shots of gallows humor ring out."^ Rolling Stone said "Mortality bears down hard, while shots of gallows humor ring out."

^ Dylan turned to his band and said "Play it fucking loud!", 90 and they launched into the final song of the night with gusto—"Like a Rolling Stone".

^ Rolling Stone review of live album of concert said, "This isn't rock & roll; it's war ."

[183] .This collection of complex songs won him his first solo "Album of the Year" Grammy Award (he was one of numerous performers on The Concert for Bangladesh, the 1972 winner).^ This collection of complex songs won him his first solo "Album of the Year" Grammy Award (he was one of numerous performers on The Concert for Bangladesh , the 1972 winner).

^ At the end of the play, Dylan performed Blowin' in the Wind , one of the first major public performances of the song 39 While in London, Dylan performed at several London folk clubs, including Les Cousins , The Pinder Of Wakefield , 40 and Bunjies .

^ Dylan performs at a 1996 concert in Stockholm With a collection of songs reportedly written while snowed-in on his Minnesota ranch, 182 Dylan booked recording time with Daniel Lanois at Miami 's Criteria Studios in January 1997.

.The love song "Make You Feel My Love" became a number one country hit for Garth Brooks.^ Rilke says: I want to love the things as no one has thought to love them until they're real and ripe and worthy of you.
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^ When you sing, when you perform the songs the entire world is familiar with, I want to peel off my skin.
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^ A hammer and a handful of nails for my coffin because just one glance from you would conquer me.
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[15]
.In December 1997, U.S. President Bill Clinton presented Dylan with a Kennedy Center Honor in the East Room of the White House, paying this tribute: "He probably had more impact on people of my generation than any other creative artist.^ In December 1997 U.S. President Bill Clinton presented Dylan with a Kennedy Center Honor in the East Room of the White House , paying this tribute: "He probably had more impact on people of my generation than any other creative artist.

^ WENNER: It was more premeditated than the others?
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^ WENNER: Presenting other artists?
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.His voice and lyrics haven't always been easy on the ear, but throughout his career Bob Dylan has never aimed to please.^ "Bob Dylan, I'll never be Bob Dylan.

^ His voice and lyrics haven't always been easy on the ear, but throughout his career Bob Dylan has never aimed to please.

^ Andrew Motion explains why Bob Dylan's lyrics should be studied in schools ".

.He's disturbed the peace and discomforted the powerful."^ He's disturbed the peace and discomforted the powerful."

[184]

2000s

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.Dylan commenced the new millennium by winning his first Oscar; his song "Things Have Changed", penned for the film Wonder Boys, won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award in March 2001.[186] The Oscar (by some reports a facsimile) tours with him, presiding over shows perched atop an amplifier.^ Not another tour, not another show, not another song.
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^ DYLAN: I’ve got one that contained that song where he was born in a tent by the river–(hums and sings) “A Change Is Gonna Come.” Yeah, I like that one.
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^ The last show, during the first half, of which there was about an hour, I only did maybe six songs.
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[187]
."Love and Theft" was released on September 11, 2001. Recorded with his touring band, Dylan produced the album himself under the pseudonym Jack Frost.^ Recorded with his touring band, Dylan produced the album himself under the pseudonym Jack Frost.

^ "Love and Theft" was released on September 11, 2001.

^ Producer Bob Johnston persuaded Dylan to record in Nashville in February 1966, and surrounded him with a cadre of top-notch session men.

[188] .The album was critically well-received and earned nominations for several Grammy awards.^ The album was critically well-received and earned nominations for several Grammy awards.

^ He has received numerous awards over the years including Grammy , Golden Globe and Academy Awards ; he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame .

^ Time Out of Mind was a huge and unexpected commercial and critical success, even winning him a Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
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[189] .Critics noted that Dylan was widening his musical palette to include rockabilly, Western swing, jazz, and even lounge ballads.^ The music critics, so-called “rock and roll writers?” DYLAN: Well I try to keep up.
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[190]
.In 2003, Dylan revisited the evangelical songs from his "born again" period and participated in the CD project Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan.^ Theme Time Radio Hour with your host Bob Dylan - Box 2 (cd 11-20) .
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^ Theme Time Radio Hour with your host Bob Dylan - Box 4 (cd 31-40) .
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^ Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941 in the town of Duluth, Minnesota.
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.That year also saw the release of the film Masked & Anonymous, a collaboration with TV producer Larry Charles that had Dylan appearing in a cast of well-knowns, including Jeff Bridges, Penelope Cruz and John Goodman.^ That year also saw the release of the film Masked & Anonymous , a collaboration with TV producer Larry Charles that had Dylan appearing in a cast of well-knowns, including Jeff Bridges , Penelope Cruz and John Goodman .

^ This first became evidenced in 2004, when Dylan appeared in a TV advertisement for Victoria’s Secret lingerie 225 .

^ In the 1990s his son Jakob Dylan became well known as the lead singer of the band The Wallflowers .

.The film polarised critics: many dismissed it as an "incoherent mess";[191][192] a few treated it as a serious work of art.^ The film polarised critics: many dismissed it as an “incoherent mess” 194 195 ; a few treated it as a serious work of art.

[193][194]
Performing in Bologna, November 2005
.In October 2004, Dylan published the first part of his autobiography, Chronicles: Volume One.^ In his autobiography, Chronicles: Volume One , Dylan acknowledged that he was familiar with the poetry of Dylan Thomas .

^ In October 2004, Dylan published the first part of his autobiography, Chronicles: Volume One .

^ Dylan, Chronicles, Volume One , pp.

.The book confounded expectations.^ The book confounded expectations.

[195] .Dylan devoted three chapters to his first year in New York City in 1961–1962, virtually ignoring the mid-'60s when his fame was at its height.^ Dylan dropped out of university and moved to New York City in the winter of 1961.
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^ New York City '94 .
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^ New York City '74 .
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.He also devoted chapters to the albums New Morning (1970) and Oh Mercy (1989).^ He also devoted chapters to the albums New Morning (1970) and Oh Mercy (1989).

^ It also reached number one on the UK album charts, 39 years after Dylan's previous UK album chart topper New Morning .

^ However, in 1989 he made yet another comeback with Oh Mercy which was cheered by many critics as his best release since Blood on the Tracks .
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.The book reached number two on The New York Times' Hardcover Non-Fiction best seller list in December 2004 and was nominated for a National Book Award.^ The book reached number two on The New York Times ' Hardcover Non-Fiction best seller list in December 2004 and was nominated for a National Book Award .

^ In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine listed it at #1 on its list of "The RS 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".

^ Robert Shelton, New York Times , 1961-09-21, "Bob Dylan: A Distinctive Stylist" reproduced online: Robert Shelton (1961-09-21).

[196]
.Martin Scorsese's acclaimed film biography No Direction Home was broadcast in September 2005.[197] It was shown on September 26–27, 2005, on BBC Two in the UK and PBS in the US.[198] The documentary focuses on the period from Dylan's arrival in New York in 1961 to his motorcycle crash in 1966, featuring interviews with Suze Rotolo, Liam Clancy, Joan Baez, Allen Ginsberg, Pete Seeger, Mavis Staples, and Dylan himself.^ September 27, 2005 .
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^ DYLAN: Well, because we’re nearer New York now.
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^ Montreal 1962 - New York 1961 (CD, Unofficial) .
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.The film received a Peabody Award in April 2006[199] and a Columbia-duPont Award in January 2007.[200] The accompanying soundtrack featured unreleased songs from Dylan's early career.^ The accompanying soundtrack featured unreleased songs from Dylan's early career.

^ The film received a Peabody Award in April 2006 202 and a Columbia-duPont Award in January 2007.

^ Despite the film's failure at the box office, the song " Knockin' on Heaven's Door " has proven its durability as one of Dylan's most extensively covered songs.

Modern Times (2006–08)

Dylan, the Spectrum, 2007
.May 3, 2006, was the premiere of Dylan's DJ career, hosting a weekly radio program, Theme Time Radio Hour, for XM Satellite Radio, with song selections revolving around a chosen theme.^ Dylan also devoted an hour of his Theme Time Radio Hour to the theme of 'the Cadillac'.

^ Theme Time Radio playlists ".

^ Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour: His time might be up ".

[201][202] .Dylan played classic and obscure records from the 1930s to the present day, including contemporary artists as diverse as Blur, Prince, L.L. Cool J and The Streets.^ Dylan played classic and obscure records from the 1930s to the present day, including contemporary artists as diverse as Blur , Prince , L.L. Cool J and The Streets .

^ This was the first time Dylan had sanctioned a re-mix of one of his classic recordings.

^ On July 29, just four days after his controversial performance at Newport, Dylan was back in the studio in New York, recording " Positively 4th Street ".

.The show was praised by fans and critics as "great radio," as Dylan told stories and made eclectic references with his sardonic humor, while achieving a thematic beauty with his musical choices.^ The show was praised by fans and critics as "great radio," as Dylan told stories and made eclectic references with his sardonic humor, while achieving a thematic beauty with his musical choices.

^ Critical opinion about Dylan’s shows remains divided.

^ Many critics and fans commented on the quiet beauty of the song "Lone Pilgrim", 180 penned by a 19th century teacher and sung by Dylan with a haunting reverence.

[203][204] .Music author Peter Guralnick commented: "With this show, Dylan is tapping into his deep love—and I would say his belief in—a musical world without borders.^ DYLAN: I would say so.
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^ I could spend a lifetime in love with you and still your heart would sink into hibernation.
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^ Post Review or Comment Review by DrumNBassJerk Apr 05, 2006 (edited over 3 years ago ) It's typical for people to say that Bob Dylan wasn't much of a singer.
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.I feel like the commentary often reflects the same surrealistic appreciation for the human comedy that suffuses his music."^ I feel like the commentary often reflects the same surrealistic appreciation for the human comedy that suffuses his music."

[205] .In April 2009, Dylan broadcast the 100th show in his radio series; the theme was "Goodbye" and the final record played was Woody Guthrie's "So Long, It's Been Good To Know Yuh". This has led to speculation that Dylan's radio series may have ended.^ This has led to speculation that Dylan's radio series may have ended.

^ In April 2009, Dylan broadcast the 100th show in his radio series; the theme was "Goodbye" and the final record played was Woody Guthrie's "So Long, It's Been Good To Know Yuh".

^ By the end of 2008, Dylan and his band had played more than 2100 shows, 256 anchored by long-time bassist Tony Garnier and filled out with talented sidemen.

[206]
.On August 29, 2006, Dylan released his Modern Times album.^ Modern Times , Album of the Year, 2006 ".

^ On August 29, 2006, Dylan released his Modern Times album.

^ Modern Times was named Album of the Year, 2006, by Rolling Stone magazine, 214 and by Uncut in the UK. 215 On the same day that Modern Times was released the iTunes Music Store released Bob Dylan: The Collection , a digital box set containing all of his albums (773 tracks in total), along with 42 rare and unreleased tracks.

.In a Rolling Stone interview, Dylan criticized the quality of modern sound recordings and claimed that his new songs "probably sounded ten times better in the studio when we recorded 'em."^ DYLAN: The best rock and roll songs...
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^ DYLAN: No, I’ve never been in any of the recording studios there.
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^ In 2001, Dylan followed up Time Out of Mind with another critically acclaimed album, "Love and Theft" .
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[207] .Despite some coarsening of Dylan’s voice (a critic for The Guardian characterised his singing on the album as "a catarrhal death rattle"[208]) most reviewers praised the album, and many described it as the final installment of a successful trilogy, embracing Time Out of Mind and "Love and Theft".^ In 2001, Dylan followed up Time Out of Mind with another critically acclaimed album, "Love and Theft" .
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^ Love and Theft review ".

^ Despite some coarsening of Dylan’s voice (a critic for The Guardian characterised his singing on the album as "a catarrhal death rattle" 211 ) most reviewers praised the album, and many described it as the final installment of a successful trilogy, embracing Time Out of Mind and "Love and Theft" .

[209] .Modern Times entered the U.S. charts at number one, making it Dylan's first album to reach that position since 1976's Desire.^ Modern Times entered the U.S. charts at number one, making it Dylan's first album to reach that position since 1976's Desire .

^ Dylan gets first US number one for 30 years ".

^ Modern Times , Album of the Year, 2006 ".

[210]
.Nominated for three Grammy Awards, Modern Times won Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album and Bob Dylan also won Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for "Someday Baby". Modern Times was named Album of the Year, 2006, by Rolling Stone magazine,[211] and by Uncut in the UK.[212] On the same day that Modern Times was released the iTunes Music Store released Bob Dylan: The Collection, a digital box set containing all of his albums (773 tracks in total), along with 42 rare and unreleased tracks.^ Rolling Stone magazine called the album "both challenging and satisfying".

^ Modern Times was named Album of the Year, 2006, by Rolling Stone magazine, 214 and by Uncut in the UK. 215 On the same day that Modern Times was released the iTunes Music Store released Bob Dylan: The Collection , a digital box set containing all of his albums (773 tracks in total), along with 42 rare and unreleased tracks.

^ You on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
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[213]
.August 2007 saw the unveiling of the award-winning film I'm Not There,[214][215] written and directed by Todd Haynes, bearing the tagline "inspired by the music and many lives of Bob Dylan".[216] The movie uses six distinct characters to represent different aspects of Dylan's life, played by Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger and Ben Whishaw.^ Blanchett wins top Venice Award ".

^ Bob Dylan: Live 1966 ".

^ The movie uses six distinct characters to represent different aspects of Dylan's life, played by Christian Bale , Cate Blanchett , Marcus Carl Franklin , Richard Gere , Heath Ledger and Ben Whishaw .

[216][217] .Dylan's previously unreleased 1967 recording from which the film takes its name[218] was released for the first time on the film's original soundtrack; all other tracks are covers of Dylan songs, specially recorded for the movie by a diverse range of artists, including Eddie Vedder, Stephen Malkmus, Jeff Tweedy, Willie Nelson, Cat Power, Richie Havens, and Tom Verlaine.^ The accompanying soundtrack featured unreleased songs from Dylan's early career.

^ Lennon: "In Paris in 1964 was the first time I ever heard Dylan at all.

^ Dylan's previously unreleased 1967 recording from which the film takes its name 221 was released for the first time on the film's original soundtrack ; all other tracks are covers of Dylan songs, specially recorded for the movie by a diverse range of artists, including Eddie Vedder , Stephen Malkmus , Jeff Tweedy , Willie Nelson , Cat Power , Richie Havens , and Tom Verlaine .

[219]
Bob Dylan performs at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, November 7, 2006
.On October 1, 2007, Columbia Records released the triple CD retrospective album Dylan, anthologising his entire career under the Dylan 07 logo.^ Hammond signed Dylan to Columbia Records in October.

^ Bob Dylan performs at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, November 7, 2006 On October 1, 2007, Columbia Records released the triple CD retrospective album Dylan , anthologising his entire career under the Dylan 07 logo.

^ The performances on his first Columbia album, Bob Dylan (1962), consisted of familiar folk, blues and gospel material combined with two original compositions.

[220] .As part of this campaign, Mark Ronson produced a re-mix of Dylan's 1966 tune "Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)", which was released as a maxi-single.^ Films and Music by Bob Dylan - Rate Your Music rym find go!
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^ This album took a lot of people by surprise when it was released after his very modest debut album and is now considered one of Dylan's most essential recordings.
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^ Highway 61 Revisited along with its follow-up Blonde on Blonde , which was released in May of 1966, are considered by many of Dylan's fans to be his best and most essential recordings.
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.This was the first time Dylan had sanctioned a re-mix of one of his classic recordings.^ This was the first time Dylan had sanctioned a re-mix of one of his classic recordings.

^ While with Asylum, Dylan released his first number one album, Planet Waves , and a live album from the accompanying tour called Before the Flood .
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^ Dylan played classic and obscure records from the 1930s to the present day, including contemporary artists as diverse as Blur , Prince , L.L. Cool J and The Streets .

[221]
.The sophistication of the Dylan 07 marketing campaign was a reminder that Dylan’s commercial profile had risen considerably since the 1990s.^ The sophistication of the Dylan 07 marketing campaign was a reminder that Dylan’s commercial profile had risen considerably since the 1990s.

.This first became evidenced in 2004, when Dylan appeared in a TV advertisement for Victoria’s Secret lingerie[222].^ This first became evidenced in 2004, when Dylan appeared in a TV advertisement for Victoria’s Secret lingerie 225 .

^ In October 2004, Dylan published the first part of his autobiography, Chronicles: Volume One .

^ What's Bob Dylan Doing In A Victoria's Secret Ad?

Three years later, in October 2007, he participated in a multi-media campaign for the 2008 Cadillac Escalade.[223][224] .Then, in 2009, he gave the highest profile endorsement of his career, appearing with rapper Will.i.am in a Pepsi ad that debuted during the telecast of Super Bowl XLIII.^ Then, in 2009, he gave the highest profile endorsement of his career, appearing with rapper Will.i.am in a Pepsi ad that debuted during the telecast of Super Bowl XLIII .

^ Pepsi: Forever Young Super Bowl Commercial 2009 ".

^ Bob Dylan Teams Up With Will.i.am for Pepsi Super Bowl Commercial ".

[225] .The ad, broadcast to a record audience of 98 million viewers, opened with Dylan singing the first verse of "Forever Young" followed by Will.i.am doing a hip hop version of the song's third and final verse.^ DYLAN: I’ve got one that contained that song where he was born in a tent by the river–(hums and sings) “A Change Is Gonna Come.” Yeah, I like that one.
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^ I had a tune, and I didn’t want to waste the tune, it was a nice little melody, so I just wrote a quick third verse, and I recorded that.
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[226][227][228]
Over a decade after Random House had published Drawn Blank (1994), a book of Dylan's drawings, an exhibit of his art, The Drawn Blank Series, opened in October 2007 at the Kunstsammlungen in Chemnitz, Germany.[229] .This first public exhibition of Dylan's paintings showcased more than 200 watercolors and gouaches made earlier in 2007 from the original drawings.^ This first public exhibition of Dylan's paintings showcased more than 200 watercolors and gouaches made earlier in 2007 from the original drawings.

^ The performances on his first Columbia album, Bob Dylan (1962), consisted of familiar folk, blues and gospel material combined with two original compositions.

^ With its bitter assessment of love and morbid ruminations, Dylan's first collection of original songs in seven years was highly acclaimed.

.The exhibition's opening also premiered the release of the book Bob Dylan: The Drawn Blank Series, which includes 170 reproductions from the series.^ The exhibition's opening also premiered the release of the book Bob Dylan: The Drawn Blank Series , which includes 170 reproductions from the series.

^ Tarantula · Writings and Drawings · Lyrics: 1962–1985 · Drawn Blank · Chronicles: Volume One · Lyrics: 1962–2001 · The Definitive Bob Dylan Songbook .

^ His self-titled debut, Bob Dylan , was released in March of 1962.
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[229][230][231]
.In October 2008, Columbia released Volume 8 of Dylan's Bootleg Series, Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006 as both a two-CD set and a three-CD version with a 150-page hardcover book.^ Tell Tale Signs - Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006 .
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^ In the fall of 1961 Dylan was signed to Columbia records by John Hammond and began recording his first album with John Hammond producing.
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^ The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3: (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991 .
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.The set contains live performances and outtakes from selected studio albums from Oh Mercy to Modern Times, as well as soundtrack contributions and collaborations with David Bromberg and Ralph Stanley.^ The set contains live performances and outtakes from selected studio albums from Oh Mercy to Modern Times , as well as soundtrack contributions and collaborations with David Bromberg and Ralph Stanley .

^ Modern Times , Album of the Year, 2006 ".

^ Modern Times entered the U.S. charts at number one, making it Dylan's first album to reach that position since 1976's Desire .

[232] .The pricing of the album—the two-CD set went on sale for $18.99 and the three-CD version for $129.99—led to complaints about "rip-off packaging" from some fans and commentators.^ The pricing of the album—the two-CD set went on sale for $18.99 and the three-CD version for $129.99—led to complaints about "rip-off packaging" from some fans and commentators.

^ In October 2008, Columbia released Volume 8 of Dylan's Bootleg Series , Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006 as both a two-CD set and a three-CD version with a 150-page hardcover book.

^ The album included two versions of "Forever Young", which became one of his most popular songs.

[233][234] The release was widely acclaimed by critics.[235] The plethora of alternative takes and unreleased material suggested to Uncut's reviewer: "Tell Tale Signs is awash with evidence of (Dylan's) staggering mercuriality, his evident determination even in the studio to repeat himself as little as possible."[236]

Together Through Life and Christmas In The Heart (2009)

.Bob Dylan released his album Together Through Life on April 28, 2009.[237][238] In a conversation with music journalist Bill Flanagan, published on Dylan's website, Dylan explained that the genesis of the record was when French film director Olivier Dahan asked him to supply a song for his new road movie, My Own Love Song; initially only intending to record a single track, "Life Is Hard," "the record sort of took its own direction". Nine of the ten songs on the album are credited as co-written by Bob Dylan and Robert Hunter.^ The Dylan track of my life.
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^ I've grown so accustomed to your songs, sometimes I can't help but think they're all about me, my life.
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^ I ran down the hallway to ask my husband what song it was and he told me, Lovesick by Bob Dylan.
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[239]
.The album received largely favourable reviews,[240] although several critics described it as a minor addition to Dylan's canon of work.^ The album received largely favourable reviews, 246 although several critics described it as a minor addition to Dylan's canon of work.

^ Despite some coarsening of Dylan’s voice (a critic for The Guardian characterised his singing on the album as "a catarrhal death rattle" 211 ) most reviewers praised the album, and many described it as the final installment of a successful trilogy, embracing Time Out of Mind and "Love and Theft" .

^ The album was critically well-received and earned nominations for several Grammy awards.

.In Rolling Stone magazine, David Fricke wrote: "The album may lack the instant-classic aura of Love and Theft or Modern Times, but it is rich in striking moments, set in a willful rawness."^ Rolling Stone magazine called the album "both challenging and satisfying".

^ You on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
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^ In Rolling Stone magazine, David Fricke wrote: "The album may lack the instant-classic aura of Love and Theft or Modern Times , but it is rich in striking moments, set in a willful rawness."

[241] .Dylan critic Andy Gill wrote in The Independent that the record "features Dylan in fairly relaxed, spontaneous mood, content to grab such grooves and sentiments as flit momentarily across his radar.^ Dylan critic Andy Gill wrote in The Independent that the record "features Dylan in fairly relaxed, spontaneous mood, content to grab such grooves and sentiments as flit momentarily across his radar.

^ In the 1980s the quality of Dylan's recorded work varied, from the well-regarded Infidels in 1983 to the panned Down in the Groove in 1988.

^ Blowin' in the Wind was, according to critic Andy Gill, "the song with which Dylan's name is most inextricably linked, and safeguarded his reputation as a civil libertarian through any number of changes in style and attitude."

.So while it may not contain too many landmark tracks, it's one of the most naturally enjoyable albums you'll hear all year."^ WENNER: You’re obligated to do one album a year?
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^ There’s not many on that album that aren’t in F. So you see I had those chords...which gives it a certain sound.
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^ WENNER: Are there any albums or tracks from the albums that you think now were particularly good?
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[242]
.In its first week of release, the album reached number one in the Billboard 200 chart in the U.S.,[243] making Bob Dylan (68 years of age) the oldest artist to ever debut at number one on that chart.^ Modern Times entered the U.S. charts at number one, making it Dylan's first album to reach that position since 1976's Desire .

^ Bob Dylan Bows Atop Billboard 200 ".

^ Dylan gets first US number one for 30 years ".

[243] .It also reached number one on the UK album chart, 39 years after Dylan's previous UK album chart topper New Morning.^ Dylan gets first US number one for 30 years ".

^ It also reached number one on the UK album charts, 39 years after Dylan's previous UK album chart topper New Morning .

^ WENNER: You’re obligated to do one album a year?
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.This meant that Dylan currently holds the record for the longest gap between solo number one albums in the UK chart.^ This meant that Dylan currently holds the record for the longest gap between solo number one albums in the UK chart.

^ While with Asylum, Dylan released his first number one album, Planet Waves , and a live album from the accompanying tour called Before the Flood .
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^ Modern Times entered the U.S. charts at number one, making it Dylan's first album to reach that position since 1976's Desire .

[244]
.On October 13, 2009, Dylan released a Christmas album, Christmas in the Heart, comprising such Christmas standards as "Little Drummer Boy", "Winter Wonderland" and "Here Comes Santa Claus".[245] Dylan's royalties from the sale of this album will benefit the charities Feeding America in the USA, Crisis in the UK, and the World Food Programme.^ DYLAN: Boy, I wish you could’ve come along the last time we made an album.
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^ Here Comes Santa Claus .
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^ Little Drummer Boy .
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[246]
.The album received generally favourable reviews.^ This album received some very negative reviews: Allmusic said, "Quite possibly the worst album by either Bob Dylan or the Grateful Dead."

^ The album received largely favourable reviews, 246 although several critics described it as a minor addition to Dylan's canon of work.

^ Released in 1978, the movie received generally poor, sometimes scathing, reviews and had a very brief theatrical run.

[247].New Yorker">The New Yorker commented that Dylan had welded a pre-rock musical sound to "some of his croakiest vocals in a while", and speculated that Dylan's intentions might be ironic: "Dylan has a long and highly publicized history with Christianity; to claim there's not a wink in the childish optimism of 'Here Comes Santa Claus' or 'Winter Wonderland' is to ignore a half-century of biting satire."^ In 1972 Dylan signed onto Sam Peckinpah 's film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid , providing songs and backing music for the movie, and playing the role of "Alias", a member of Billy's gang who had some basis in history.

^ It's no mean feat to consistently make great music that will be highly respected in years to come, but the fact that he is still producing music of such a high quality some 45 years into his career makes Dylan not only talented and special, but, along with The Beatles, the pinnacle of popular music."
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^ By 1981, while Dylan's Christian faith was obvious, Stephen Holden wrote in the New York Times that "neither age (he's now 40) nor his much-publicized conversion to born-again Christianity has altered his essentially iconoclastic temperament."

[248] In USA Today, Edna Gundersen pointed out that Dylan was "revisiting yuletide styles popularized by Nat King Cole, Mel Tormé, and the Ray Conniff Singers." Gundersen concluded that Dylan "couldn't sound more sentimental or sincere".[249]
.In an interview published by Street News Service, journalist Bill Flanagan asked Dylan why he had performed the songs in a straightforward style, and Dylan responded: "There wasn’t any other way to play it.^ Bob Dylan talks about the new album with Bill Flanagan ".

^ At the end of the play, Dylan performed Blowin' in the Wind , one of the first major public performances of the song 39 While in London, Dylan performed at several London folk clubs, including Les Cousins , The Pinder Of Wakefield , 40 and Bunjies .

^ In a conversation with music journalist Bill Flanagan, published on Dylan's website, Dylan explained that the genesis of the record was when French film director Olivier Dahan asked him to supply a song for his new road movie , My Own Love Song ; initially only intending to record a single track, "Life Is Hard," "the record sort of took its own direction".

.These songs are part of my life, just like folk songs.^ I woke up and caught my senses, I realized that I was just workin' for all these leeches.

^ I've grown so accustomed to your songs, sometimes I can't help but think they're all about me, my life.
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^ Like I say, when you do have these companies around who’re just there to serve...
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You have to play them straight too."[250]

Never Ending Tour

Bob Dylan (right on keyboards) at the Roskilde Festival, 2006
.The Never Ending Tour commenced on June 7, 1988,[251] and Dylan has played roughly 100 dates a year for the entirety of the 1990s and the 2000s—a heavier schedule than most performers who started out in the 1960s.^ Main article: Never Ending Tour Bob Dylan (right on keyboards) at the Roskilde Festival , 2006 The Never Ending Tour commenced on June 7, 1988, 254 and Dylan has played roughly 100 dates a year for the entirety of the 1990s and the 2000s—a heavier schedule than most performers who started out in the 1960s.

^ At the end of the play, Dylan performed Blowin' in the Wind , one of the first major public performances of the song 39 While in London, Dylan performed at several London folk clubs, including Les Cousins , The Pinder Of Wakefield , 40 and Bunjies .

^ By the end of 2008, Dylan and his band had played more than 2100 shows, 256 anchored by long-time bassist Tony Garnier and filled out with talented sidemen.

[252] .By the end of 2008, Dylan and his band had played more than 2100 shows,[253] anchored by long-time bassist Tony Garnier, multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell, and filled out with talented sidemen.^ DYLAN: There were some more songs out of that same session...
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^ Am I hung-up?” DYLAN: Well, not any more than anybody else is who performs in public.
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^ DYLAN: You know there are many more musical organizations than me.
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.To the dismay of some of his audience,[254] Dylan's performances remain unpredictable as he alters his arrangements and changes his vocal approach night after night.^ To the dismay of some of his audience, 257 Dylan's performances remain unpredictable as he alters his arrangements and changes his vocal approach night after night.

^ Backed by Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood , Dylan performed a ragged version of "Hollis Brown", his ballad of rural poverty, and then said to the worldwide audience exceeding one billion people: "I hope that some of the money ...

^ Credited with making arrangements for Dylan's performance are veteran singer-songwriter-producer, Wayne K. Garfield, who conceived the collaboration and former Dylan back-up singer, Debra Byrd, who is now head vocal coach for American Idol.

[255] .Critical opinion about Dylan’s shows remains divided.^ Critical opinion about Dylan’s shows remains divided.

^ Martin Scorsese 's acclaimed cinematic chronicle of this show, The Last Waltz , was released in 1978 and included about half of Dylan's set.

^ Critics such as Michael Gray condemned Dylan's 1980s albums both for showing an extraordinary carelessness in the studio and for failing to release his best songs.

.Critics such as Richard Williams and Andy Gill have argued that Dylan has found a successful way to present his rich legacy of material.^ Critics such as Richard Williams and Andy Gill have argued that Dylan has found a successful way to present his rich legacy of material.

^ Dylan critic Andy Gill wrote in The Independent that the record "features Dylan in fairly relaxed, spontaneous mood, content to grab such grooves and sentiments as flit momentarily across his radar.

^ Blowin' in the Wind was, according to critic Andy Gill, "the song with which Dylan's name is most inextricably linked, and safeguarded his reputation as a civil libertarian through any number of changes in style and attitude."

[256][257] .Others have criticised his vocal style as a "one-dimensional growl with which he chews up, mangles and spits out the greatest lyrics ever written so that they are effectively unrecognisable",[258] and his lack of interest in bonding with his audience.^ Others have criticised his vocal style as a “one-dimensional growl with which he chews up, mangles and spits out the greatest lyrics ever written so that they are effectively unrecognisable”, 261 and his lack of interest in bonding with his audience.

[259]
.At the beginning of 2010, it was reported that Dylan would tour Asia in March and April.^ Dylan would continue to tour with this small but constantly evolving band for the next 20 years.

^ When touring from the fall of 1979 through the spring of 1980, Dylan would not play any of his older, secular works, and he delivered declarations of his faith from the stage, such as: .

^ I only know that you will be overseas come March to begin another tour.
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His schedule will include a tour of Japan, and concerts in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea.[260][261] According to his official website, he is to follow this with a set of shows in Eastern and Central Europe in early June.[262]

Personal life

Family

.Dylan married Sara Lownds on November 22, 1965. Their first child, Jesse Byron Dylan, was born on January 6, 1966, and they had three more children: Anna Lea, Samuel Isaac Abraham, and Jakob Luke (born December 9, 1969).^ Dylan married Sara Lownds on November 22, 1965; their first child, Jesse Byron Dylan, was born on January 6, 1966.

^ Bob and Sara Dylan had four children: Jesse Byron , Anna Lea, Samuel Isaac Abraham, and Jakob Luke (born December 9, 1969).

^ On November 22, 1965, Dylan secretly married 25-year-old former model Sara Lownds .

.Dylan also adopted Sara's daughter from a prior marriage, Maria Lownds (later Dylan), (born October 21, 1961 now married to musician Peter Himmelman).^ Dylan also adopted Sara's daughter from a prior marriage, Maria Lownds (later Dylan), (born October 21, 1961 now married to musician Peter Himmelman ).

^ Bob and Sara Dylan had four children: Jesse Byron , Anna Lea, Samuel Isaac Abraham, and Jakob Luke (born December 9, 1969).

^ Bob Dylan / Pete Seeger Married to Sara Dylan (1965-77), father of Jakob Dylan .
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.In the 1990s his son Jakob Dylan became well known as the lead singer of the band The Wallflowers.^ In the 1990s his son Jakob Dylan became well known as the lead singer of the band The Wallflowers .

^ In June 1986, Dylan married his longtime backup singer Carolyn Dennis (often professionally known as Carol Dennis).

.Jesse Dylan is a film director and a successful businessman.^ Jesse Dylan is a film director and a successful businessman.

Bob and Sara Dylan were divorced on June 29, 1977.[263]
.In June 1986, Dylan married his longtime backup singer Carolyn Dennis (often professionally known as Carol Dennis).^ In June 1986, Dylan married his longtime backup singer Carolyn Dennis (often professionally known as Carol Dennis).

^ Their daughter, Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan, was born on January 31, 1986.

^ The album was dedicated to "Gabby Goo Goo"; this was later explained as a nickname for the daughter of Dylan and Carolyn Dennis , Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan, who was four at that time.

[264] Their daughter, Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan, was born on January 31, 1986. The couple divorced in October 1992. Their marriage and child remained a closely guarded secret until the publication of Howard Sounes' Dylan biography, Down the Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan in 2001.[265]

Religious beliefs

.Growing up in Hibbing, Dylan and his parents were part of the area's small but close-knit Jewish community, and in May 1954 Dylan had his Bar Mitzvah.^ Growing up in Hibbing, Dylan and his parents were part of the area's small but close-knit Jewish community, and in May 1954 Dylan had his Bar Mitzvah .

^ Dylan’s parents, Abram Zimmerman and Beatrice "Beatty" Stone, were part of the area's small but close-knit Jewish community.

^ Part of Dylan's speech went: "There's no black and white, left and right to me any more; there's only up and down and down is very close to the ground.

[266] However, for a period during the late 1970s and early 80s, Bob Dylan publicly converted to Christianity. From January to April 1979, Dylan participated in Bible study classes at the Vineyard School of Discipleship in Reseda, California. .Pastor Kenn Gulliksen has recalled: "Larry Myers and Paul Emond went over to Bob’s house and ministered to him.^ Pastor Kenn Gulliksen has recalled: "Larry Myers and Paul Emond went over to Bob’s house and ministered to him.

.He responded by saying, 'Yes he did in fact want Christ in his life.'^ He responded by saying, 'Yes he did in fact want Christ in his life.'

.And he prayed that day and received the Lord."^ And he prayed that day and received the Lord."

[267][268]
.By 1984, Dylan was deliberately distancing himself from the "born-again" label.^ By 1984, Dylan was deliberately distancing himself from the " born-again " label.

.He told Kurt Loder of Rolling Stone magazine: "I've never said I'm born again.^ You on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
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^ He told Kurt Loder of Rolling Stone magazine: "I've never said I'm born again.

^ In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine listed it at #1 on its list of "The RS 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".

That's just a media term. .I don't think I've been an agnostic.^ I don't think I've been an agnostic.

.I've always thought there's a superior power, that this is not the real world and that there's a world to come."^ I've always thought there's a superior power, that this is not the real world and that there's a world to come."

^ I’ve been just getting by, so I haven’t really thought too much about putting out anything really new and different.
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^ I'm always so afraid of giving something up when really, there is nothing in life worth keeping.
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[269]
.In response to a question from Kurt Loder as to whether he belonged to any Church or synagogue, Dylan laughingly replied, "Not really.^ In response to a question from Loder as to whether he belonged to any Church or synagogue, Dylan laughingly replied, "Not really.

Uh, the Church of the Poison Mind."
[270]
.Since his trilogy of Christian albums, Dylan's faith has been a subject of scrutiny.^ Since his trilogy of Christian albums, Dylan's faith has been a subject of scrutiny.

^ Modern Times entered the U.S. charts at number one, making it Dylan's first album to reach that position since 1976's Desire .

^ Just four years after the release of his first Christian album, Dylan put out the secular Infidels in 1983 to favourable reviews.
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In 1997 he told David Gates of Newsweek:
.
Here's the thing with me and the religious thing.^ Here's the thing with me and the religious thing.

This is the flat-out truth: I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don't find it anywhere else. Songs like "Let Me Rest on a Peaceful Mountain" or "I Saw the Light"—that's my religion. .I don't adhere to rabbis, preachers, evangelists, all of that.^ I don't adhere to rabbis, preachers, evangelists, all of that.

.I've learned more from the songs than I've learned from any of this kind of entity.^ I've learned more from the songs than I've learned from any of this kind of entity.

^ Shot of Love , recorded the next spring, featured Dylan's first secular compositions in more than two years, mixed with explicitly Christian songs.

^ Less than what I've received because you've given me so much, more than I could have known at the time.
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.The songs are my lexicon.^ The songs are my lexicon.

I believe the songs.[2]
In an interview published in The New York Times on September 28, 1997, journalist Jon Pareles reported that "Dylan says he now subscribes to no organized religion."[271]
Dylan has been described, in the last 20 years, as a supporter of the Chabad Lubavitch movement[272] and has privately participated in Jewish religious events, including the bar mitzvahs of his sons. .Subsequently, Jewish news services have reported that Dylan has "shown up" a few times at various High Holiday services at various Chabad synagogues.^ Subsequently, Jewish news services have reported that Dylan has "shown up" a few times at various High Holiday services at various Chabad synagogues.

^ In 2001, Dylan followed up Time Out of Mind with another critically acclaimed album, "Love and Theft" .
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^ Hebrew name as Shabtai Zisel ben Avraham ^ A Chabad news service gives the variant Zushe ben Avraham, which may be a Yiddish variant " Singer/Songwriter Bob Dylan Joins Yom Kippur Services in Atlanta ".

[273] .For example, he attended Congregation Beth Tefillah, in Atlanta, Georgia on September 22, 2007 (Yom Kippur), where he was called to the Torah for the sixth aliyah.^ For example, he attended Congregation Beth Tefillah, in Atlanta, Georgia on September 22, 2007 ( Yom Kippur ), where he was called to the Torah for the sixth aliyah .

^ SingerSongwriter-Bob-Dylan-Joins-Yom-Kippur-Services-in-Atlanta.htm .

[274] .Indeed, a recent work by Elliot R. Wolfson on the Postmessianic Messianism of the seventh and final Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menahem Mendel Schneerson, was dedicated to Dylan, "the man in the long black coat"[275].^ Man in the Long Black Coat .
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.Dylan has continued to perform songs from his gospel albums in concert, occasionally covering traditional religious songs.^ Dylan has continued to perform songs from his gospel albums in concert, occasionally covering traditional religious songs.

^ In July 1986 Dylan released Knocked Out Loaded , an album containing three cover songs (by Little Junior Parker , Kris Kristofferson and the traditional gospel hymn " Precious Memories "), three collaborations with other writers ( Tom Petty , Sam Shepard and Carole Bayer Sager ), and two solo compositions by Dylan.

^ Despite the film's failure at the box office, the song " Knockin' on Heaven's Door " has proven its durability as one of Dylan's most extensively covered songs.

He has also made passing references to his religious faith—such as in a 2004 interview with 60 Minutes, when he told Ed Bradley that "the only person you have to think twice about lying to is either yourself or to God." He also explained his constant touring schedule as part of a bargain he made a long time ago with the "chief commander—in this earth and in the world we can't see."[23]
In October 2009, Dylan released Christmas in the Heart, an album of Christmas songs which included the traditional hymns "O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)" and "Hark The Herald Angels Sing".[276]

Legacy

.Bob Dylan has been described as one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, musically and culturally.^ Bob Dylan has been described as one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, musically and culturally.

^ Despite the film's failure at the box office, the song " Knockin' on Heaven's Door " has proven its durability as one of Dylan's most extensively covered songs.

^ If Dylan’s legacy in the 1960s was seen as bringing intellectual ambition to popular music, as Dylan advances into his sixties, he is today described as a figure who has greatly expanded the folk culture from which he initially emerged.

.Dylan was included in the Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century where he was called "master poet, caustic social critic and intrepid, guiding spirit of the counterculture generation".[277] In 2004, he was ranked number two in Rolling Stone magazine's list of "Greatest Artists of All Time",[278] and was the highest solo artist on that list.^ In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine listed it at #1 on its list of "The RS 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".

^ In 2004, he was ranked number two in Rolling Stone magazine's list of "Greatest Artists of All Time".

^ Rolling Stone magazine called the album "both challenging and satisfying".

.Dylan biographer Howard Sounes placed him in even more exalted company when he said, "There are giant figures in art who are sublimely good—Mozart, Picasso, Frank Lloyd Wright, Shakespeare, Dickens.^ Like I say, when you do have these companies around who’re just there to serve...
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.Dylan ranks alongside these artists."^ Dylan ranks alongside these artists."

[279]
.Initially modelling his style on the songs of Woody Guthrie,[280] and lessons learnt from the blues of Robert Johnson,[281] Dylan added increasingly sophisticated lyrical techniques to the folk music of the early 60s, infusing it "with the intellectualism of classic literature and poetry".[282] Paul Simon suggested that Dylan's early compositions virtually took over the folk genre: "[Dylan's] early songs were very rich ...^ Paul Simon suggested that Dylan's early compositions virtually took over the folk genre: "[Dylan's] early songs were very rich ...

^ Initially modelling his style on the songs of Woody Guthrie , 280 and lessons learnt from the blues of Robert Johnson , 281 Dylan added increasingly sophisticated lyrical techniques to the folk music of the early 60s, infusing it "with the intellectualism of classic literature and poetry".

^ Tambourine Man " had already been a hit for The Byrds , and would become one of his best known songs; while " It's All Over Now Baby Blue " and " It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) " would be acclaimed as two of Dylan's most important compositions.

with strong melodies. .'Blowin' in the Wind' has a really strong melody.^ Blowin' in the Wind " has a really strong melody.

.He so enlarged himself through the folk background that he incorporated it for a while.^ He so enlarged himself through the folk background that he incorporated it for a while.

He defined the genre for a while."[283]
.When Dylan made his move from acoustic music to a rock backing, the mix became more complex.^ The music critics, so-called “rock and roll writers?” DYLAN: Well I try to keep up.
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.For many critics, Dylan's greatest achievement was the cultural synthesis exemplified by his mid-'60s trilogy of albums—Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde.^ Highway 61 Revisited (CD, Album, Dig) .
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^ Highway 61 Revisited (CD, Album, RM) .
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^ Highway 61 Revisited (CD, Album) .
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.In Mike Marqusee's words: "Between late 1964 and the summer of 1966, Dylan created a body of work that remains unique.^ In Mike Marqusee 's words: "Between late 1964 and the summer of 1966, Dylan created a body of work that remains unique.

.Drawing on folk, blues, country, R&B, rock'n'roll, gospel, British beat, symbolist, modernist and Beat poetry, surrealism and Dada, advertising jargon and social commentary, Fellini and Mad magazine, he forged a coherent and original artistic voice and vision.^ Drawing on folk, blues, country, R&B, rock'n'roll, gospel, British beat, symbolist , modernist and Beat poetry , surrealism and Dada , advertising jargon and social commentary, Fellini and Mad magazine , he forged a coherent and original artistic voice and vision.

^ Rock , folk , folk rock , blues , country .

^ The performances on his first Columbia album, Bob Dylan (1962), consisted of familiar folk, blues and gospel material combined with two original compositions.

The beauty of these albums retains the power to shock and console."[284]
One legacy of Dylan’s verbal sophistication was the increasing attention paid by literary critics to his lyrics. .Professor Christopher Ricks published a 500 page analysis of Dylan’s work, placing him in the context of Eliot, Keats and Tennyson,[285] and claiming that Dylan was a poet worthy of the same close and painstaking analysis.^ Professor Christopher Ricks published a 500 page analysis of Dylan’s work, placing him in the context of Eliot , Keats and Tennyson , 285 and claiming that Dylan was a poet worthy of the same close and painstaking analysis.

^ Christopher Ricks has connected the chorus of this song with John Keats 's " Ode on a Grecian Urn ", which contains the line "For ever panting, and for ever young."

[286] .Former British poet laureate, Andrew Motion, argued that Bob Dylan’s lyrics should be studied in schools.^ Andrew Motion explains why Bob Dylan's lyrics should be studied in schools ".

^ Former British poet laureate , Andrew Motion , argued that Bob Dylan’s lyrics should be studied in schools.

^ His voice and lyrics haven't always been easy on the ear, but throughout his career Bob Dylan has never aimed to please.

[287] Since 1996, academics have lobbied the Swedish Academy to award Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature.[288][289][290][291]
.Dylan’s voice was, in some ways, as startling as his lyrics.^ Dylan’s voice was, in some ways, as startling as his lyrics.

^ His voice and lyrics haven't always been easy on the ear, but throughout his career Bob Dylan has never aimed to please.

^ Dylan then made a short speech which startled some of the audience.

New York Times critic Robert Shelton described Dylan's early vocal style as "a rusty voice suggesting Guthrie's old performances, etched in gravel like Dave Van Ronk's."[292] When the young Bobby Womack told Sam Cooke he didn’t understand Dylan’s vocal style, Cooke explained that: "from now on, it's not going to be about how pretty the voice is. .It's going to be about believing that the voice is telling the truth."^ Village Voice, about your growing up, living, and going to high school.
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^ It's going to be about believing that the voice is telling the truth.” 292 Rolling Stone magazine ranked Dylan at number seven in their 2008 listing of “The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time”.

^ When the young Bobby Womack told Sam Cooke he didn’t understand Dylan’s vocal style, Cooke explained that: “from now on, it's not going to be about how pretty the voice is.

[293] Rolling Stone magazine ranked Dylan at number seven in their 2008 listing of "The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time".[294] Bono commented that "Dylan has tried out so many personas in his singing because it is the way he inhabits his subject matter."[293]
.Dylan's influence has been felt in several musical genres.^ Dylan's influence has been felt in several musical genres.

^ While working for Columbia, Dylan also recorded several songs under the pseudonym Blind Boy Grunt, for Broadside Magazine , a folk music magazine and record label.

As Edna Gundersen stated in USA Today: "Dylan's musical DNA has informed nearly every simple twist of pop since 1962."[295] Many musicians have testified to Dylan's influence, such as Joe Strummer, who praised Dylan as having "laid down the template for lyric, tune, seriousness, spirituality, depth of rock music."[296] Other major musicians to have acknowledged Dylan's importance include John Lennon,[297] Paul McCartney,[298] Neil Young,[299][300] Bruce Springsteen,[301] David Bowie,[302] Bryan Ferry,[303] Syd Barrett,[304] Nick Cave,[305][306] Patti Smith,[307] Joni Mitchell,[308] Cat Stevens[309], and Tom Waits.[310]
There have been dissenters. .Because Dylan was widely credited with imbuing pop culture with a new seriousness, the critic Nik Cohn objected: "I can't take the vision of Dylan as seer, as teenage messiah, as everything else he's been worshipped as.^ DYLAN: Well, because we’re nearer New York now.
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.The way I see him, he's a minor talent with a major gift for self-hype."^ The way I see him, he's a minor talent with a major gift for self-hype."

[311] Similarly, Australian critic Jack Marx credited Dylan with changing the persona of the rock star: "What cannot be disputed is that Dylan invented the arrogant, faux-cerebral posturing that has been the dominant style in rock since, with everyone from Mick Jagger to Eminem educating themselves from the Dylan handbook."[312]
.If Dylan’s legacy in the 1960s was seen as bringing intellectual ambition to popular music, as Dylan advances into his sixties, he is today described as a figure who has greatly expanded the folk culture from which he initially emerged.^ If Dylan’s legacy in the 1960s was seen as bringing intellectual ambition to popular music, as Dylan advances into his sixties, he is today described as a figure who has greatly expanded the folk culture from which he initially emerged.

^ Dylan in Barcelona, Spain , 1984 Photo: F. Antolín Hernandez In the fall of 1980 Dylan briefly resumed touring for a series of concerts billed as "A Musical Retrospective", where he restored several of his popular 1960s songs to the repertoire.

^ Initially modelling his style on the songs of Woody Guthrie , 280 and lessons learnt from the blues of Robert Johnson , 281 Dylan added increasingly sophisticated lyrical techniques to the folk music of the early 60s, infusing it "with the intellectualism of classic literature and poetry".

As J. Hoberman wrote in The Village Voice, "Elvis might never have been born, but someone else would surely have brought the world rock 'n' roll. .No such logic accounts for Bob Dylan.^ Tangled Up in Blues: Songs of Bob Dylan - This Ain't No Tribute .
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^ No Direction Home: Bob Dylan .
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.No iron law of history demanded that a would-be Elvis from Hibbing, Minnesota, would swerve through the Greenwich Village folk revival to become the world's first and greatest rock 'n' roll beatnik bard and then—having achieved fame and adoration beyond reckoning—vanish into a folk tradition of his own making."^ No iron law of history demanded that a would-be Elvis from Hibbing, Minnesota, would swerve through the Greenwich Village folk revival to become the world's first and greatest rock 'n' roll beatnik bard and then—having achieved fame and adoration beyond reckoning—vanish into a folk tradition of his own making."

^ He has received numerous awards over the years including Grammy , Golden Globe and Academy Awards ; he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame .

^ Heylin quotes the speech: "My daddy once said to me, he said, 'Son, it is possible for you to become so defiled in this world that your own mother and father will abandon you.

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  1. ^ a b An interview with Bobby Vee suggests the young Zimmerman may have been eccentric in spelling his early pseudonym: "[Dylan] was in the Fargo/Moorhead area ... Bill [Velline] was in a record shop in Fargo, Sam's Record Land, and this guy came up to him and introduced himself as Elston Gunnn--with three n's, G-U-N-N-N." Bobby Vee Interview, July 1999, Goldmine Reproduced online:"Early alias for Robert Zimmerman". Expecting Rain. August 11, 1999. http://expectingrain.com/dok/who/g/gunnnelston.html. Retrieved September 11, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c Gates, David (October 6, 1997). "Dylan Revisited". Newsweek. http://www.newsweek.com/id/97107/output/print. Retrieved October 13, 2008. 
  3. ^ Dylan sang Blowin’ In The Wind at the Washington D.C. concert, January 20, 1986, which marked the inauguration of Martin Luther King Day. Gray, 2006, The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, pp. 63–64.
  4. ^ "Dylan 'reveals origin of anthem'". BBC News. April 11, 2004. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/3618291.stm. Retrieved February 6, 2009. 
  5. ^ Browne, David (September 10, 2001). "Love and Theft review". Entertainment Weekly. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,173933~4~~lovetheft,00.html. Retrieved September 7, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Dylan Way Opens in Duluth". Northlands News Centre. May 15, 2008. http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/range11/18967444.html. Retrieved January 29, 2009. 
  7. ^ "The Pulitzer Prize Winners 2008: Special Citation". Pulitzer. May 7, 2008. http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2008,Special+Awards+and+Citations. Retrieved September 6, 2008. 
  8. ^ Sounes, Down The Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan, p. 14, gives his Hebrew name as Shabtai Zisel ben Avraham
  9. ^ A Chabad news service gives the variant Zushe ben Avraham, which may be a Yiddish variant "Singer/Songwriter Bob Dylan Joins Yom Kippur Services in Atlanta". Chabad.org News. September 24, 2007. http://www.chabad.org/news/article_cdo/aid/573406/jewish/SingerSongwriter-Bob-Dylan-Joins-Yom-Kippur-Services-in-Atlanta.htm. Retrieved September 11, 2008. 
  10. ^ Williams, Stacey. "Bob Dylan -His Life and Times-". bobdylan.com. http://www.bobdylan.com/#/music/bob-dylan. Retrieved October 23, 2009. "Bob Dylan was born in Duluth, Minnesota, on May 24, 1941." 
  11. ^ Sounes, Down The Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan, p. 14
  12. ^ a b Sounes, Down the Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan, pp. 12–13.
  13. ^ Dylan, Chronicles, Volume One, pp. 92–93.
  14. ^ Shelton, No Direction Home, pp. 38–39.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g Updated from The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll (Simon & Schuster, 2001). "Bob Dylan: Biography". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/bobdylan/biography. Retrieved September 23, 2008. 
  16. ^ Sounes, Down The Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan, pp. 29–37.
  17. ^ Shelton, No Direction Home, pp. 39–43.
  18. ^ Sounes, Down The Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan, pp. 41–42.
  19. ^ Heylin, Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited, pp. 26–27.
  20. ^ a b c d e Biograph, 1985, Liner notes & text by Cameron Crowe.
  21. ^ Shelton, No Direction Home, pp. 65–82.
  22. ^ a b This is related in the documentary film No Direction Home, Director: Martin Scorsese. Broadcast: September 26, 2005, PBS & BBC Two
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  24. ^ Dylan, Chronicles, Volume One, p. 98.
  25. ^ Dylan, Chronicles, Volume One, pp. 244–246.
  26. ^ Dylan, Chronicles, Volume One, pp. 250–252.
  27. ^ Robert Shelton, New York Times, September 21, 1961, "Bob Dylan: A Distinctive Stylist" reproduced online: Robert Shelton (September 21, 1961). "Bob Dylan: A Distinctive Stylist". Bob Dylan Roots. http://www.bobdylanroots.com/shelton.html. Retrieved September 11, 2008. 
  28. ^ Richie Unterberger (October 8, 2003). "Carolyn Hester Biography". All Music. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:jifpxqq5ld6e~T1. Retrieved September 11, 2008. 
  29. ^ a b Scaduto, Bob Dylan, p. 110.
  30. ^ Shelton, No Direction Home, pp. 157–158.
  31. ^ Gray, The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, pp. 283–284.
  32. ^ Heylin, Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited, pp. 115–116.
  33. ^ a b c Heylin, 1996, Bob Dylan: A Life In Stolen Moments, pp. 35–39.
  34. ^ "Dylan in the Madhouse". BBC TV. October 14, 2007. http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/music/bobdylan/madhouse.shtml. Retrieved August 31, 2009. 
  35. ^ Sounes, Howard. Down the Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan. Doubleday 2001. p159. ISBN 0-552-99929-6
  36. ^ Web Guardian newspaper © Guardian News and Media Limited 2009
  37. ^ Shelton, No Direction Home, pp. 138–142.
  38. ^ Shelton, No Direction Home, p. 156.
  39. ^ The booklet by John Bauldie accompanying Dylan's The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991 (1991) says: "Dylan acknowledged the debt in 1978 to journalist Marc Rowland: Blowin' In The Wind' has always been a spiritual. I took it off a song called 'No More Auction Block'—that's a spiritual and 'Blowin' In The Wind follows the same feeling.'" pp. 6–8.
  40. ^ Heylin, Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited, pp. 101–103.
  41. ^ Ricks, Dylan's Visions of Sin, pp. 329–344.
  42. ^ Gill, My Back Pages, 23
  43. ^ Scaduto, Bob Dylan, p. 35.
  44. ^ Mojo magazine, December 1993.
  45. ^ Hedin (ed.), 2004, Studio A: The Bob Dylan Reader, p. 259. Reproduced online:Joyce Carol Oates (May 24, 2001). "Dylan at 60". University of San Francisco. http://www.usfca.edu/~southerr/ondylan.html. Retrieved September 29, 2008. 
  46. ^ Joan Baez entry, Gray, The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, pp. 28–31.
  47. ^ Meacham, Steve (August 15, 2007). "It ain't me babe but I like how it sounds". The Sydney Morning Herald. http://www.smh.com.au/news/music/bob-dylans-songs-offer-rich-pickings-for-other-singers/2007/08/14/1186857512999.html. Retrieved September 24, 2008. 
  48. ^ Biograph, 1985, Liner notes & text by Cameron Crowe. Musicians on "Mixed Up Confusion": George Barnes & Bruce Langhorne (guitars); Dick Wellstood (piano); Gene Ramey (bass); Herb Lovelle (drums)
  49. ^ Dylan had recorded "Talkin' John Birch Society Blues" for his Freewheelin album, but the song was replaced by later compositions, including "Masters of War". See Heylin, Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited, pp. 114–115.
  50. ^ Dylan performed "Only a Pawn in Their Game" and "When the Ship Comes In"; see Heylin, Bob Dylan: A Life In Stolen Moments, p. 49.
  51. ^ Gill, My Back Pages, pp. 37–41.
  52. ^ Ricks, Dylan's Visions of Sin, pp. 221–233.
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  54. ^ Shelton, No Direction Home, pp. 200–205.
  55. ^ Part of Dylan's speech went: "There's no black and white, left and right to me any more; there's only up and down and down is very close to the ground. And I'm trying to go up without thinking of anything trivial such as politics."; see, Shelton, No Direction Home, pp. 200–205.
  56. ^ Shelton, No Direction Home, p. 222.
  57. ^ In an interview with Seth Goddard for Life magazine (July 5, 2001) Ginsberg claimed that Dylan’s technique had been inspired by Jack Kerouac: "(Dylan) pulled Mexico City Blues from my hand and started reading it and I said, 'What do you know about that?' He said, 'Somebody handed it to me in '59 in St. Paul and it blew my mind.' So I said 'Why?' He said, 'It was the first poetry that spoke to me in my own language.' So those chains of flashing images you get in Dylan, like 'the motorcycle black Madonna two-wheeled gypsy queen and her silver studded phantom lover,' they're influenced by Kerouac's chains of flashing images and spontaneous writing, and that spreads out into the people." Reproduced online at: "Online Interviews With Allen Ginsberg". University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. October 8, 2004. http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/g_l/ginsberg/interviews.htm. Retrieved September 11, 2008. 
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  59. ^ Shelton, No Direction Home, pp. 267–271; pp. 288–291.
  60. ^ Heylin, Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited, pp. 178–181.
  61. ^ Heylin, Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited, pp. 181–182.
  62. ^ Heylin, 2009, Revolution In The Air, The Songs of Bob Dylan: Volume One, pp. 220–222.
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  64. ^ Marqusee, Wicked Messenger, p. 144.
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  69. ^ Heylin, Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited, pp. 208–216.
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  73. ^ Sing Out, September 1965, quoted in Shelton, No Direction Home, p. 313.
  74. ^ "You got a lotta nerve/To say you are my friend/When I was down/You just stood there grinning" Reproduced online:Bob Dylan. "Positively 4th Street". bobdylan.com. http://www.bobdylan.com/#/songs/positively-4th-street. Retrieved September 30, 2008. 
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  77. ^ Springsteen’s Speech during Dylan’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, January 20, 1988 Quoted in Bauldie, Wanted Man, p. 191.
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  82. ^ Heylin, Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited, pp. 238–243.
  83. ^ "The closest I ever got to the sound I hear in my mind was on individual bands in the Blonde on Blonde album. It's that thin, that wild mercury sound. It's metallic and bright gold, with whatever that conjures up." Dylan Interview, Playboy, March 1978; see Cott, Dylan on Dylan: The Essential Interviews, p. 204. Reproduced online:Ron Rosenbaum (1978-02.28). "Playboy interview with Bob Dylan, March 1978". interferenza.com. http://www.interferenza.com/bcs/interw/play78.htm. Retrieved September 30, 2008. 
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