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Bob Dylan 70th Birthday New Release Bonanza
Ever since his 50th, every time Dylan's birthday hits a decade, a latent and lucrative cottage industry re-emerges, offering a plethora of new editions and re-releases bearing Dylan's shining monicker. The following is a list of all the products being released in tandem with Bob Dylan's big Seven-Oh. See ya at the store!
Bob Dylan Bio & Profile
Folk Rock's first most prolific and influential troubadour.
Complete List of Bob Dylan Articles by Ben Corbett
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Bob Dylan Photo Gallery
Bob Dylan has had one of the most prolific careers in modern music. Here's a look at some photos of Bob Dylan through the years.
Bob Dylan Tour Page
Bob Dylan and His Band are coming to your town soon! Don't miss your chance to catch the greatest show on earth. Bookmark this page for the latest Bob Dylan tour news and updates, and stay tuned for any important announcements!
Bob Dylan Timeline
Little did Bob Dylan know, in 1961, that he would end up writing some of the world's most celebrated anthems. What follows is a timeline hitting the peaks and valleys of Bob Dylan's epic and ongoing five-decade career.
Millions of Fans Can't Be Wrong
Go to any Bob Dylan show, and among that sea of faces and swaying bodies are individuals who appreciate the music on their own terms, in their own way. Read this list of Bob Dylan fan archetypes and see where you fit in!
Bob Dylan's Artwork
A detailed history of American minstrel Bob Dylan's parallel journey as a fine artist. From his early 1960s notebook sketches and 1970s album covers, to his recent major painting exhibits in Europe, the arts have always played an important role in songwriter Bob Dylan's creative evolution.
Bob Dylan Enters Anti Ticket-Scalper Fray
Stand back Springsteen. With his just-announced surprise Warfield show on August 25, Bob Dylan takes a stand against corporate ticketing. Read more about how Dylan is dealing with ticket scalpers.
Bob Dylan's Back Pages
Did you know that Bob Dylan's Queen Jane was a man? Learn this and more in "Revolution in the Air" by Clinton Heylin. Explore the stories behind Bob Dylan's songs in Clinton Heylin's book "Revolution in the Air". Clinton Heylin's book "Revolution in the Air" is part one of a two-volume set about the songs of Bob Dylan.
Bob Dylan, Plagiarist?
Bob Dylan and Plagiarism: the ethics of Bob Dylan's songwriting style. Comparison of plagiarism and pastiche in the songs of Bob Dylan. Discussion of the Bob Dylan plagiarism controversy.
Ten Best Dylan Moments
Bob Dylan's career has enjoyed several twists and turns that have kept fans (and Bob himself) on their toes.
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan DVD Review
With Martin Scorsese at the helm, this 3.5-hour documentary made its way first onto DVD then into the homes of thousands of Americans, via PBS. Definitely a must-see!
Bob Dylan Goes Electric
When Bob Dylan went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, it would be the biggest artistic statement of Dylan's career, soarking a controversy that still haunts him to this day. Read more about this breakthrough moment in American folk and rock history.
Bob Dylan's New Brazil Series Exhibit Spanked by Danish Critics
Bob Dylan's Brazil Series consists of 40 original acrylics on canvas, including scenes from Brazil such as wine growers, gypsies, and gamblers. Much like the reaction to Dylan's earlier art exhibits in Germany and Britain, the criticism was mixed.
Positively Shakedown Street: Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead
For Bob Dylan, a 1987 tour with the Grateful Dead would have obvious benefits, introducing a new bumper crop of budding cafe liberals and pre-pubescent Reagan babies to the premier '60s musical icon. The harvest would be immense... Read more of Bob Dylan's history with the Grateful Dead.
Bob Dylan's Victoria's Secret Commercial
Who's doing the conning now? Dylan has weathered his fair share of controversy over the years, but to let a corporation use one of your songs in an ad, and then to act in that ad, was entirely different. This wasn't Dylan going electric. This was going commercial—not just a taboo, but an outright heresy for anyone old enough to remember the...
Renaldo and Clara: Bob Dylan as Filmmaker
One of the most obscure projects of Bob Dylan's career, Renaldo & Clara will go down as the singer-songwriter's most ambitious undertaking, cinematic or otherwise. Upon it's January 1978 release, this four-hour celluloid phenomenon was universally panned by American critics as incoherent, impenetrable, self-indulgent, and dressed with so much...
Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue
When Bob Dylan unfurled the Rolling Thunder Revue in 1975, it was time-stopping burst of brilliance that helped define an age. In contrast to the...
Bob Dylan Holiday Gift Guide
D'ya smell that? That's the unmistakable scent of the fourth fiscal quarter, e.g., the holiday consumer frenzy. What fun, matching gifts with people! But do you really want to buy someone a copy of Black Ops ? The best gifts are not what people want, but what they need, and everybody needs a little Bob Dylan . Just think, you could be the one...
Bob Dylan 1965: From Folk Singer to Pop Icon
By 1963, Bob Dylan had already begun outgrowing his status as a folk singer and musical activist in the civil rights movement. During acoustic performances, audience reactions were predictable as he played the same songs night after night. He'd grown tired, of being expected to make statements with his songs.
The Wall Street Journal Thinks Bob Dylan Should Retire
When John Jurgensen opined in the Wall Street Journal that Bob Dylan—now approaching 70—should seriously consider retirement, the forums went ballistic with comments. What do you think? Should Dylan hang up his harp rack or continue the Never Ending Tour?
Bob Dylan in Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
When Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid hit the screen in 1973, the golden age of the western genre had passed. But for Bob Dylan, Sam Peckinpah's classic western was exciting new terrain. Not only was Bob invited to record the soundtrack, but he was given his first dramatic role in a major motion picture. Read the About.com review here!
Bob Dylan and the Civil Rights Movement
From his debut at the 1963 Newport Folk Festival to his performance at Martin Luther King Jr's freedom march in Washington, D.C., Bob Dylan spent most of 1962-63 writing "protest" songs as an activist in the civil rights movement. Learn more about Dylan's evolution as a political songwriter here.
Remix Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" for a Trip to SXSW!
Remix Bob Dylan 's 1965 classic, “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” and you could win a trip for two to the 2011 SXSW music showcase in Austin, Texas and other prizes! Sony invites fans to join in the Remix Project and take a crack at remixing Dylan's vintage anti-establishment anthem. Read more here!
Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash - The History of Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan
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What is Dylanology?
Although the term “Dylanology” once carried a stigma of obsessive fanaticism, these days the word has gained considerable respect, with Dylanologists ranging anywhere between hardcore bloggers and professional biographers, to fanzine editors and Big-Ten university professors. Learn more about Dylanology here.
Bob Dylan Concert News: Dylan to Launch Spring Leg of 2011 Tour in Asia
The show will be Dylan's first-ever appearance in Taiwan, unfurling the spring leg of the 2011 Never Ending Tour. Also on the Asia itinerary are Japan, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. Whether Dylan will perform in China has yet to be determined. In spring of 2010, Dylan had a similar Asia itinerary scheduled to kick off the spring leg of last year's...
Bob Dylan's First Record Contract
On September 26, 1961, as Bob Dylan was doing the opening set at Gerde's Folk City, in the audience sat Robert Shelton, a music critic for the New York Times, who'd come to write a feature about the headline act, The Greenbriar Boys. Dylan's performance captivated Shelton to profoundly, that he dedicated not only the title, but more than half of...
Bob Dylan's Motorcycle Accident: The Whole Story
For years following the accident, there was a lot of controversy about its plausibility. Did it really happen? Was Dylan making it up just so he could take a much-needed rest? One rumor even held that the accident was a cover, and that in reality Dylan went into rehab to kick drugs. Even today, the crash is still hotly debated, with fans and...
Irwin Silber's Open Letter to Bob Dylan in Sing Out!
By late 1964, Dylan's transition out of traditional folk and political songwriting was the running debate in folk circles, inspiring Silber to publish his patronizing borderline passive-aggressive “Open Letter to Bob Dylan” in the November issue, where he lambasted Dylan, essentially accusing him of selling out. Read more about Silber's...
How Bobby Zimmerman Became Bob Dylan
Back in the late 1950s, rock 'n' roll royalty's most distinguished names were typically terse, snappy two-syllable appellations that shook, rattled, and rolled off DJs' tongues like so much cool. For a young rocker like Bob Dylan, the name Zimmerman just wasn't gonna cut it. Read more about how Bobby Zimmerman became Bob Dylan.
'Bob Dylan: Revealed' Documentary
Bob Dylan: Revealed is a 110-minute documentary covering Dylan's career from 1962 through the 1990s, and features interviews with a handful of Dylan's stage and studio alums over the course of his career. A decent, kinda cheesy introduction for new Dylan initiates, the movie touches on all the basics, leaving plenty of questions unanswered. Read...
Bob Dylan's Breaks from Politics: The 1963 ECLC Speech
The evening was about to get ugly. For anyone else, it would have been career suicide, but in December 1963, an outspoken and half drunk Bob Dylan's career arc was straight up. The occasion was the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee's annual Bill of Rights dinner, when the organization gave its Tom Paine Award to some distinguished individual....
Bob Dylan and Joan Baez: The King and Queen of Folk
However, by the time they finally met at Boston's Club 47 in April 1963, Dylan had evolved into the scene's most promising singer-songwriter, and Baez was blown away. Several weeks later at the Monterey Folk Festival, she would join Dylan onstage for a duet of “With God on Our Side." Read more about the history of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez here.
Bob Dylan, PhD
On June 9, 1970, during one of the lowest points of his career, Bob Dylan was the recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Music at the venerable Princeton University. Having just turned 30 two weeks before (and just about to release his all-time worst album, Self Portrait), Dylan rolled up at Nassau Hall in a 1968 Buick Electra, flanked by his...
Bob Dylan to Launch 2011 Spring Tour in Red China
With final approval of the Chinese Ministry of Culture, Bob Dylan will be launching his tour of Asia beginning on April 6 in Beijing, followed two on April 8 in Shanghai. Ranging between 280 yuan ($43) and 1,961 yuan ($300), tickets are almost sold out for both the performance at Beijing's 12,000-seat Worker's Gymnasium, and the 8,000 seat...
Bob Dylan Meets Blu-Ray: Classic Pennebaker and Lerner Flicks Go Hi-Def
In recognition of Bob Dylan's 70th birthday, Columbia/Legacy and Docurama Films have announced the simultaneous April 26 Blu-ray release of Murray Lerner's The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival 1963-65, and D.A. Pennebaker's classic film from Dylan's 1965 London tour, Don't Look Back. Read more about the Hi-Def...
Bob Dylan Strikes Back in the Ongoing Media Attacks Over China Controversy
A full month after Bob Dylan's debut concerts in China, the saga continues. In response to the ongoing media assault charging that, among other things, he “sold out” to the Chinese censors, Dylan cranked up his blog on May 13 with a dispatch titled “To My Fans and Followers.” Read more here.
Bob Dylan's First Concert
It may not have been The Big Time, per se, but for Bob Dylan, it sure must have felt like it. On November 4, 1961, the 20-year-old folksinger ascended the stage of the 200-seat Carnegie Recital Hall armed with his guitar and a pocketful of new cover songs he'd just carved into memory. The occasion? His first real concert. Read more about Dylan's...
Bob Dylan Becomes “Hammond's Folly”
There's much controversy as to what inspired John Hammond—Columbia Records' all-time greatest A&R man—into signing Bob Dylan to the label. Some say it was Robert Shelton's legendary review in the New York Times. Others claim Hammond already had Dylan in his sights when the review was published. Either way, on September 30, 1961, Dylan found...