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Bob Dylan

United States · Person · 1941–present
Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American songwriter, singer, painter, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when his songs chronicled social unrest. Early songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the Civil Rights Movement and anti-war movement. Leaving behind his initial base in the American folk music revival, his six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone", recorded in 1965, enlarged the range of popular music.

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

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Videos

No Direction Home (10th Anniversary Edition Trailer)
Bob Dylan - "All The Way (Audio)"
Bob Dylan - "Melancholy Mood (Audio)"
Bob Dylan - Explore Studio A. Revisited
Bob Dylan - Visions of Johanna

Discography

Triplicate
2017 Official Album
The Album
2016 Official Album
Fallen Angels
2016 Official Album
Shadows in the Night
2015 Official Album
Tempest
2012 Official Album
Christmas in the Heart
2009 Official Album
Together Through Life
2009 Official Album
Modern Times
2006 Official Album

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