Bob Dylan, singer, songwriter
Singer ~ Songwriter
The Traveling Wilburys
birth name: Robert Allen Zimmerman

Bob Dylan

May 24, 1941, Duluth, MN

For almost 50 years, Bob Dylan has remained, along with James Brown, the most influential American musician rock & roll has ever produced. Inscrutable and unpredictable, Dylan has been both deified and denounced for his shifts of interest, while whole schools of musicians took up his ideas. His lyrics - the first in rock to be seriously regarded as literature - became so well known that politicians from Jimmy Carter to Vaclav Havel have cited them as an influence. ~ Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan ~ retrieved April 21, 2014 © Rolling Stone

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May 24, 1975 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (3) Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Jackie Blue ~ #2 (2) Freddy Fender, Before The Next Teardrop Falls ~ #1 (4) Earth Wind & Fire, Shining Star

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Bob Dylan ~ Inducted in the 1988 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ~ Whether singing a topical folk song, exploring rootsy rock and blues, or delivering one of his more abstract, allegorical compositions, Dylan has consistently demonstrated the rare ability to reach and affect listeners with thoughtful, sophisticated lyrics. ~ 1988 © Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

In 2012 no less than seven Bob Dylan albums made it to the #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time ~ #473 Bob Dylan & the Band/Live: Before The Flood (1974) ~ #373 Bringing It All Back Home (1965) ~ #248 Planet Waves (1974) ~ #194 Blood On The Tracks (1975) ~ #135 Highway 61 Revisited (1965) ~ #100 Blonde On Blonde (1966) ~ #8 Desire (1976)

Bob Dylan ~ Masters Of War (Dylan) ~ Voted #1 Rolling Stone 10 Best Protest Songs Of All Time in 2014 (Readers' Poll) ~ The very week that Bob Dylan arrived in New York City, outgoing president Dwight Eisenhower warned the country about the dangers of the “military-industrial complex.” His words were largely ignored, and just two years later the world was even closer to nuclear war. Meanwhile, the arms industry was making a fortune and spreading money all over Washington, D.C. The situation enraged Dylan, and he funneled this anger into the caustic Masters Of War. ~ 2014 © Rolling Stone

As a Writer or co-writer

The Traveling Wilburys

The Traveling Wilburys ~ Inducted in the 2007 Vocal Group Hall Of Fame.

The Traveling Wilburys ~ The Traveling Wilburys, Volume 1 (1988) ~ Ranked #70 Rolling Stone 100 Best Albums Of The Eighties in 1990 ~ “This is the best record of its kind ever made,” wrote David Wild in Rolling Stone's review of the Traveling Wilburys' Volume One. “Then again,” he added, “it's also the only record of its kind ever made.” ~ 1990 © Rolling Stone



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