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Bob Dylan’s ’30th Anniversary Concert Celebration’ Gets Deluxe Reissue

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

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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40 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Releases ‘Planet Waves’

Bob Dylan, 'Planet Waves'
Asylum

"The crystal ball up on the wall / Hasn't shown me nothing yet / I've paid the price of solitude / But at least I'm out of debt."

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50 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Releases ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’’

Bob Dylan The Times They Are A Changin
Columbia

If Bob Dylan’s second album, ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan,’ hadn’t done enough to earn him the tag of the voice of his generation, the follow-up solidified it. Released on Jan. 13, 1964, ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’’ was the sound of the legendary singer-songwriter coming into his own.

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40 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Returns to the Road With the Band

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YouTube.com

During the first week of January 1974, Bob Dylan went on tour with members of the Band for the first time since 1966, when their controversial shows heralded Dylan's move from folk music to rock. This new collaboration would prove to be no less volcanic.

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46 Years Ago: Bob Dylan’s ‘John Wesley Harding’ Album Released

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In mid-1966, following a whirlwind couple of years in which he became a legend and a reluctant star, Bob Dylan withdrew from the public eye. And he found a reason that was fitting of his testy image at the time: He claimed he was in a motorcycle accident, which fans still dispute to this day. Was it real? Or was it staged so that the increasingly agitated and reclusive singer-songwriter could get away from it all for a while and clear his head?

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Paul McCartney, “David Bowie,” “Bob Dylan” Visit ‘Saturday Night Live’

Paul McCartney Jimmy Fallon Saturday Night Live
NBC

Rock legends Paul McCartney, David Bowie and Bob Dylan all turned up for comedian Jimmy Fallon's opening monologue on 'Saturday Night Live' last night. And one of them even showed up in person!

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Bob Dylan Isn’t ‘Trying Very Hard’ These Days, Says Indie-Rock Star

Bob Dylan and Wayne Coyne
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Bob Dylan has entered the "rock 'n' roll statesman" phase of his career, in which just about every album he releases is showered with critical praise right out of the gate. But Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne sees Dylan's recent output a little differently.

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51 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Releases First Single ‘Mixed-Up Confusion’

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Hit singles are not usually associated with Bob Dylan. The man and his songs stand above the fray in the overall scheme of things, but the Billboard singles charts, with a couple exceptions, was never his home away from home. After releasing his debut album in the spring of 1962, Dylan headed back into Columbia Studios to record material for his second album, 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.' Recording began in October 1962 with what was Dylan's first foray into rock and roll territory.

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Bob Dylan’s Newport Folk Festival Guitar Sells for Almost $1 Million

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National Archives, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

The guitar that Bob Dylan played at the infamous Newport Folk Festival in 1965 just sold for close to $1 million at auction. The sale of the guitar made news earlier this year, when it was revealed to be in the possession of a New Jersey family.

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Bob Dylan Charged With Hate Crime In France

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Christopher Polk, Getty Images

Given that songs like 'Blowin' in the Wind,' 'Only a Pawn in Their Game' and 'The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll' perfectly captured the mood of the Civil Rights Movement, you'd think Bob Dylan would be one of the last people to be accused of racism. But the legendary songwriter has officially been accused by French authorities of "public insult and inciting hate."

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