No artist has had a career like Bob Dylan’s. It spans more than 50 years and includes more classic albums than almost any other artist. It also includes its fair share of duds, but who else has released a classic LP like ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’ way back in 1963 and is still making modern-day masterpieces like ‘Modern Times’ 43 years later? From his acoustic singer-songwriter beginnings to his plugged-in revolutionary records of the mid ‘60s to the country music that followed to the late-career rebirth on pre- and post-new-millennium albums like ‘Time Out of Mind’ and ‘Love and Theft,’ Dylan has crafted a body of songs that is as timeless as it is contemporary. He’s made one of rock’s best double albums (‘Blonde on Blonde’), breakup records (‘Blood on the Tracks’) and all-time greats (‘Highway 61 Revisited’). Nobody else has that kind of track record.
Birthdate: May 24, 1941
Selected Discography: ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ (1965), ‘Blonde on Blonde’ (1966), ‘Blood on the Tracks’ (1975)
Bob Dylan's '80s output doesn't get a lot of love, but he was plenty busy during the decade, and some of his best recordings from that era are getting the tribute treatment from a diverse array of younger artists.
Two men steeped in the traditions of American music, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, had a friendship that lasted nearly 40 years. But they only recorded together on one occasion, a two-day session that began on Feb. 17, 1969.
Recorded on Valentine's Day 1969, and released that summer, 'Lay Lady Lay' became one of Bob Dylan's biggest hits, checking in at No. 7 on the Billboard charts, and hitting No. 5 in the U.K. Aside from the warm and inviting melody, and
Bob Dylan wasn't exactly at the peak of his career when he released 'Dylan & the Dead,' a collaborative live album with the Grateful Dead, on Feb. 6, 1989. In fact, he was pretty close to the bottom of his popularity, influence and creativity. And another live album -- his third in 10 years -- certainly didn't help matters.
We all knew that Bob Dylan's music would appear in two Super Bowl commercials this year, but what we didn't know was how strongly -- and clearly -- he would verbally testify on behalf of the American auto industry in one of them.
In one of many high-profile commercials vying for your attention during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Chobani yogurt has somehow paired the classic music of Bob Dylan with, um, a hungry and very determined bear to sell its high-protein goods.
Back on Oct. 16, 1992, a ton of big-name artists gathered in New York City's Madison Square Garden to celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of music's most legendary singer-songwriters. The star-studded affair, 'Bob Dylan -- The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration,' yielded a television special and a soundtrack.
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