Dylan, Bob, 1941-

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Bob Dylan was born on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. He grew up in the city of Hibbing. As a teenager, he played in various bands and with time his interest in music deepened, with a particular passion for American folk music and blues. One of his idols was the folk singer Woody Guthrie. He was also influenced by the early authors of the Beat Generation, as well as by modernist poets.

Dylan moved to New York City in 1961 and began to perform in clubs and cafés in Greenwich Village. He met the record producer John Hammond, with whom he signed a contract for his debut album, Bob Dylan (1962). In the following years, he recorded a number of albums which have had a tremendous impact on popular music: Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61 Revisited in 1965, Blonde On Blonde in 1966 and Blood On The Tracks in 1975. His productivity continued in the following decades, resulting in masterpieces like Oh Mercy (1989), Time Out Of Mind (1997) and Modern Times (2006).

Dylan’s tours in 1965 and 1966 attracted a lot of attention. For a period, he was accompanied by film maker D. A. Pennebaker, who documented life around the stage in what would come to be the movie Dont Look Back (1967). Dylan has recorded a large number of albums revolving around topics such as: the social conditions of man, religion, politics and love. The lyrics have continuously been published in new editions starting in 1973, under the title WritingsandDrawings, subsequently changed to Lyrics. As an artist, he is strikingly versatile; he has been active as a painter, actor and scriptwriter.

Besides his large production of albums, Dylan has published experimental work like the prose poetry collection Tarantula (1971). He has written an autobiography, Chronicles (2004), which depicts memories from the early years in New York and which provides glimpses of his life at the center of popular culture. Since the late 1980s, Bob Dylan has toured consistently, playing over 3000 concerts during the last 20 years. Dylan has the status of an icon. His influence on contemporary culture is profound, and he is the object of a steady stream of literary and musical analysis.

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referencedIn Guide to the Daily Worker and Daily World Photographs Collection, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. John Brown / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Bob Dylan's blues / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Baby, I'm in the mood for you / Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Only a pawn in their game / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection artist name files, 1940-2005 (artists D-K). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Talking Bear Mountain picnic massacre blues / words & music by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn Patty Mucha Papers, Bulk, 1969-1979, 1954-2011 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Elliot, Rona. Rona Elliot Papers, 1963-2008. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Who killed Davy Moore? / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Bob Dylan : file of clippings and miscellanea. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Information Agency. 1900 - 2003. Sound Recordings Relating to "Studio One" Broadcasts. 1955 - 2003. Dylan
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. The times they are a-changin' / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Eternal circle / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Long time gone / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn McQueen, Sandy, 1950-. Oral history interview with Sandy McQueen, 2003 October 04. University of North Texas Library, UNT
referencedIn Kennedy, Stetson,. Stetson Kennedy oral history interview, 1988 Nov. 11. Georgia State University
referencedIn Tom Wright Photograph Collection AR 93-383; 94-096; 94-121; 95-083; 2004-161; 2004-218; 2008-102., 1962-1994 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-.... Bob Dylan / Bob Dylan, comp. ; Bob Dylan, guit. hrmca, chant [acc. voc. et instr.]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. [Bob Dylan miscellanea]. University of British Columbia Library
referencedIn David Gahr Collection of Photographs, c.1960s-1970s V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Hard rains are gonna fall / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission (Minn.). Subject files, 1955-1994. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Girl of the north country / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Lay down your weary tune / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn Allen Ginsberg papers, 1937-1994 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. The death of Emmett Till / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Gypsy Lou / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Bob Dylan Setlist (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Collection) 1992 March 25 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. All over you / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob. Bob Dylan : l'album 1956-1966 / Oscar Brand, Cynthia Gooding, Allen Stone... [et al], interview. ; Bob Dylan, participant ; Bob Dylan, chant. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. [Temporary like Achilles], [1966]. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Mackay, Kathleen, 1948-. Kathleen Mackay Research Papers 1967-2007. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives
referencedIn Petryszyn, Steve,. Steve Petryszyn Collection, 1950-2000, undated. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Boots of Spanish leather / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Baby, let me follow you down / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection Artist Name File, 1940-2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. One too many mornings / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Walls of Red Wing / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Talking New York / words & music by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Library of Congress. Music Division
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Percy's song / words and music by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn Clayton, Paul, 1933-. Paul Clayton, Papers, 1937-1967. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Claire T. Carney Library
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Standing on the highway / words & music by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Man on the street / words & music by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Rambling Willie / words & music by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Byron, James. The jack of hearts : screenplay, 1981 July 16 / by James Byron ; based on a ballad, Lily, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts, by Bob Dylan. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Burdette, Alan R. (Alan Ray). [United States, Indiana, Bloomington, "Whigmaleerie: an odd and fanciful contrivance," 1990] [sound recording] / collected by Archives staff. Indiana University, Archives of Traditional Music
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Performance of "Masters of War" [sound recording and motion picture], 1978. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Sam Shepard Papers Collection 054., 1972-1999 (Bulk: 1980-1999) Southwestern Writers Collection, Special Collections, Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Man of constant sorrow / arrangement of words & additional music by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Wexler, Jerry. Jerry Wexler Papers, 1943-2004, undated. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. That's all right mama / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers of Robert Graves: Correspondence (arranged by correspondent), c1909 to 2004 St John's College, Oxford
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Guess I'm doin' fine / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Tomorrow is a long time / Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Anne Waldman Papers (1945-2012, bulk 1965-2000) University of Michigan
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Hero blues / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn Johnston, Bob, collection 92-082., [ca. 1950s-1980s] Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
creatorOf Dylan, Bob. Bob Dylan : l'album 1956-1966 / Oscar Brand, Cynthia Gooding, Allen Stone... [et al], interview. ; Bob Dylan, participant ; Bob Dylan, chant. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Gold, Jeff, 1956-. Jeff Gold Collection, 1938-2010, undated. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives
referencedIn Bob Dylan research collection., 1963-1982, 1987. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Woody Guthrie Foundation. Woody Guthrie Archives, ca. 1925-present, (bulk 1942-1956). New York State Historical Documents (Albany, N.Y.)
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. North country blues / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Talkin' hava negeilah blues / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn Shepard, Sam, 1943-. Sam Shepard Papers, 1969-1999. Texas State University-San Marcos, Albert B. Alkek Library
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Seven curses / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Oxford town / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Pretty Peggy-o / arrangement of music & additional words by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn The times they are a-changin' (Musical) [clippings]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997. Allen Ginsberg letters to Maria Rosa Almendros, 1965. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Ballad of Hollis Brown / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn Keenan, Larry. Larry Keenan, Jr. photograph archive [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. I shall be free / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. When the ship comes in / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn Wright, Tom. Wright, Tom, photograph collection, 1962-1994. University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Johnston, Bob, 1932-. Johnston, Bob, collection, [ca. 1950s-1980s] University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Long ago, far away / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Let me die in my footsteps / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn Davis, Skeeter, 1931-2004. Skeeter Davis papers, 1949-ca.1979 1950-1959 The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Masters of war / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn Grover Sales Collection, 1940-2004 Archive of Recorded Sound
creatorOf Dylan, Bob. Bob Dylan : l'album 1956-1966 / Oscar Brand, Cynthia Gooding, Allen Stone... [et al], interview. ; Bob Dylan, participant ; Bob Dylan, chant. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Bolton, Robert, 1937-1988. Robert Bolton collection, 1955-1980 (bulk 1963-1969). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. With God on our side / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Quit your low down ways / Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob. Bob Dylan : l'album 1956-1966 / Oscar Brand, Cynthia Gooding, Allen Stone... [et al], interview. ; Bob Dylan, participant ; Bob Dylan, chant. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Mixed up confusion / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn Anderson, Dennis,. Bob Dylan research collection. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. I'd hate to be you on that dreadful day / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Song to Woody / words & music by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Whatcha gonna do / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Corrina, Corrina / adapted & arranged by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Traver, Lewis Hutchison. Papers, 1971. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. The lonesome death of Hattie Carroll / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Ain't gonna grieve / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn Bob Dylan. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Hammond, John, musician. [New England Folk Music Archives : early recordings from the Boston/Cambridge folk music scene, 1959-1966?]. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
referencedIn Broadside Collection, 1962-1991 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
referencedIn Council for United Civil Rights Leadership. We shall overcome [sound recording], 1963. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Gary Snyder Papers, 1910-2003;, (1945-2002 bulk) University of California, Davis. General Library. . Dept. of Special Collections
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Playboys and playgirls / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Down the highway / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Restless farewell / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Poor boy blues / words & music by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn Ronald D. Cohen Collection, 1914-2005, (bulk 1940-2005) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Hard times in New York town / words & music by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Hanuman books. Hanuman books records, 1978-1996, (bulk 1986-1994). University of Michigan
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. He was a friend of mine / arrangement of music & additional words by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Just allow me one more chance / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Library Special Collections
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Gospel plow / arrangement of music & additional words by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Farewell Pamilina / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
referencedIn Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997. Allen Ginsberg papers, 1937-1994. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. 1950s rock-n-roll songs and Bob Dylan songs [sound recording], [19--]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Solid road / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Walkin' down the line / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dylan, Bob, 1941-. Bob Dylan's dream / by Bob Dylan. Library of Congress
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associatedWith Anderson, Dennis, person
associatedWith Anderson, Dennis. person
memberOf Asylum Records corporateBody
associatedWith Bob Dylan Setlist (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Collection) corporateBody
associatedWith Bolton, Robert, 1937-1988. person
associatedWith Byron, James. person
associatedWith Cash, Johnny person
associatedWith Clayton, Paul, 1933- person
associatedWith Cohen, Ronald D., 1940- person
employeeOf Columbia Recording Corporation corporateBody
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Council for United Civil Rights Leadership. corporateBody
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith Davis, Skeeter, 1931-2004. person
associatedWith Elliot, Rona. person
associatedWith Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963 person
associatedWith Gahr, David., 1922-2008 person
associatedWith Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997. person
associatedWith Graves, Robert Windham, 1858-1934 person
associatedWith Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967 person
associatedWith Hammond, John, 1910-1987 person
associatedWith Hanuman books. corporateBody
associatedWith Harrison, George, 1943-2001 person
associatedWith Helm, Levon person
associatedWith Johnston, Bob, 1932- person
associatedWith Keenan, Larry. person
associatedWith Kennedy, Stetson, person
associatedWith Kooper, Al person
associatedWith Lynne, Jeff person
associatedWith Mackay, Kathleen, 1948- person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
associatedWith McQueen, Sandy, 1950- person
associatedWith Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission (Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith Orbison, Roy person
associatedWith Petty, Tom person
associatedWith Robertson, Robbie person
associatedWith Russel B. Nye Popular Culture Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Sales, Grover, Mr. person
associatedWith Shepard, Sam, 1943- person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Snyder, Gary person
associatedWith Till, Emmett, 1941-1955 person
associatedWith Traver, Lewis Hutchison. person
almaMaterOf University of Minnesota. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Tulsa. corporateBody
associatedWith Waldman, Anne, 1945-. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Woodstock NY US
New York City NY US
Malibu CA US
Hibbing MN US
Duluth MN US
Subject
Rock concerts
Rock music--1961-1970
Concert tours
Protest songs
Folk singers--Biography
Popular music--1961-1970--Lead sheets
Popular music--1961-1970
Singers--Biography
Blues (Music)--1961-1970--Lead sheets
Rock musicians--Biography
Popular music--1961-1970--Texts
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Singers
Authors
Performer
Artists
Songwriters
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Birth 1941-05-24

Male

Americans

English

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