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Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

Background information
Birth name Robert Allen Zimmerman
Born May 24, 1941
Born place Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.
Genre(s) Rock
Years active 1961—present
Label(s) Columbia Records
Asylum Records
Associated acts Traveling Wilburys
The Band
Grateful Dead
Website Website

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Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was at first an informal chronicler, and later an apparently reluctant figurehead of social unrest. A number of his songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are A-Changin'" became anthems for the civil rights and anti-war movements. His early lyrics incorporated a variety of political, social and philosophical, as well as literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed hugely to the then burgeoning counterculture. Dylan has both amplified and personalized musical genres, exploring numerous distinct 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 swing.

The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 (2010) Christmas in the Heart (2009) Together Through Life (2009) The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989-2006 (2008) Modern Times (2006) Love And Theft (2001) Time Out Of Mind (1997) World Gone Wrong (1993) Good As I Been To You (1992) Under The Red Sky (1990)

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Bob Dylan Plays Landmark Gig In China

April 7, 2011
Bob Dylan has played his first ever gig in China. The veteran singer was warmly received as he played a pre-approved set at Worker's Gymnasium in Beijing.   Read more 

Bob Dylan Announces First Ever Vietnam Show

March 15, 2011
Bob Dylan will play his first ever show in Vietnam next month, it has been announced. The singer, whose songs such as 'Blowin' in the Wind' and 'The Times They Are a-Changin' became important with the anti-Vietnam war movement of the 1960s, will appear in Ho Chi Minh City on April 10.  Read more 

Bob Dylan To Play London Feis Festival 2011

March 9, 2011
Bob Dylan will headline the new London Feis festival in this summer, it's been announced. The veteran singer will make an exclusive appearance at the event, which takes place in Finsbury Park on June 18.  Read more 

Bob Dylan Signs Six-Book Deal With Publisher

January 19, 2011
Bob Dylan has signed a six-book deal with book publishers Simon & Schuster. The six books will include two sequels to Dylan's 2004 book 'Chronicles: Volume One' as well as other books based on dialogue from his Sirius/XM radio show, Crain's New York Business reports.  Read more 

Joni Mitchell: 'Bob Dylan Is A Fake'

April 23, 2010
Joni Mitchell has accused Bob Dylan of being a “fake”. In an interview with the LA Times, Mitchell said there was nothing genuine about the veteran singer-songwriter.  Read more 

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