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Bob Dylan              

Legendary Singer-Songwriter and Entertainer; Known for "The Times They Are a-Changin'"

Bob Dylan is an American poetic songwriter, singer, painter, writer, and Nobel prize laureate. 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.

Since 1994, Dylan has published seven books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. As a musician, Dylan has sold more than 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He has also received numerous awards including eleven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award. Dylan has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power."

In May 2012, Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. In 2016, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

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Bob Dylan's Iron Sculptures Set for London Exhibit | Music News ...

Bob Dylan's latest project, an art exhibit showcasing his recent iron sculptures, will open this November at the Halcyon Gallery in London, the BBC re.

Bob Dylan's Lost Years on the Cover of Rolling Stone | Music News ...

Bob Dylan's 1970 album Self Portrait was so derided upon its initial release that Rolling Stone critic Greil Marcus opened his review with a simple qu.

Bob Dylan Parts Ways With Guitarist Duke Robillard | Music News ...

Duke Robillard seems to have parted ways with Bob Dylan, just three months after the blues guitarist joined his touring band. There has been no offici.

Memoir By Bob Dylan's Closest Confidant In The Works | Music ...

Few people outside of his immediate family have ever been closer to Bob Dylan than Victor Maymudes. He entered Dylan's inner circle in 1961 and served.

CMT : News : Darius Rucker Hopes Bob Dylan Will Join Him at CMA ...

Darius Rucker has racked up many great accomplishments within the last year, including induction as a Grand Ole Opry member, a headlining tour, a No.

Bob Dylan Inducted Into American Academy of Arts and Letters ...

Bob Dylan was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters yesterday, marking the first time a musician has been tapped as an honorary membe.

Bob Dylan Says He'll Skip Nobel Ceremony (He's Busy) - The New ...

Bob Dylan, who performed in Los Angeles in 2012. He initially declined to acknowledge the award, prompting a Nobel committee member to call him “ impolite ...

Arts|Bob Dylan Sends Warm Words but Skips Nobel Prize Ceremonies

For Bob Dylan, the nagging question of whether his songs qualify as literature was settled for good on Saturday at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm ...

Bob Dylan the Writer: An Authentic American Voice - The New York ...

“I'm the first person who'll put it to you,” Bob Dylan said in a 1978 interview, “and the last person who'll explain it to you.” The Swedish Academy, which awarded ...

Bob Dylan to Finally Accept Nobel Prize in Sweden

After months of will-he-or-won't-he suspense, it appears the matter has finally been settled: Bob Dylan will physically accept his Nobel Prize for Literature this weekend (April 1-2), when he arrives in Sweden to perform at a pair of Stockholm dates...

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