Bob Dylan Schedule
Bob Dylan is the unrivaled poet laureate of the rock and roll age and the illustrious singer/songwriter
of modern-day times. Over the years, Dylan has unfailingly showcased his authentic ability to reach and impact listeners with
introspective and complex lyrics.
He reinvigorated the folk-music genre in the early '60s and bridged the gap between
rock and country by making albums in Nashville during the last part of the '60s. His lyrics have spoken to the issues of generations,
providing a running commentary on our unsettled age.
This master of poetry is offering you a rare opportunity to see
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Bob Dylan Background
Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota, Bob Dylan was fueled by the inspirations of early rock greats like Little Richard,
Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. As a young man, he founded his own bands, like The Golden Chords and a group he led under
the stage name of Elston Gunn. He played folk and country tunes at local cafes as a student at the University of Minnesota
in Minneapolis. It was there where he assumed the name Bob Dylan, borrowed from the Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas.
Dylan left the university to relocate to New York, where his music hero Woody Guthrie was in the hospital. Dylan paid visits
to Guthrie regularly and at the same time he became a regular at Greenwich Village's coffeehouses and folk clubs. Dylan was
introduced to a number of other musical talents and began penning songs on his own at an accelerated pace. He even wrote a
song to pay homage to his ill idol, "Song to Woody". After garnering high praise in The New York Times for one of his shows,
Dylan inked a recording deal with Columbia Records in 1961. The album, Bob Dylan, arrived in 1962, which included only two
original songs, but illuminated Dylan's signature gravelly vocals in covers of traditional folk and blues tunes.
Freewheelin' Bob Dylan album cemented Dylan's emergence as one of the most poetic and original talents in American pop music's
history. "Blowin' in the Wind" was on the album, which served as one of the most memorable folk anthems of the '60s. "The
Times They Are A-Changin'" was his next album. The album solidified Dylan's reputation as the commanding songwriter of the
protest era. His reputation was further boosted when he became romantically involved with another icon of the era, Joan Baez.
their two-year relationship, Dylan wrote some of Baez's most recognized material, and Baez was able to put Dylan in front
of legions of fans. By the time 1964 came along, Dylan was doing 200 shows a year. Eventually, he tired of his label as the
protest movement's folk singer/songwriter. He cut Another Side of Bob Dylan. This album served to represent Dylan's thoughtful,
personal and contemplative side minus the political undertones.
His controversial album, Bringing It All Back Home,
defied the folk genre by featuring half-electric and half-acoustic songs, supported by a nine-piece band. He performed electrically
for his first time ever at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival - which as evidenced by the boos, wasn't well received. The albums
Highway 61 Revisited (1965), which featured the groundbreaking Like a Rolling Stone, and Blonde on Blonde (1966) followed.
With his inimitable vocals and memorable lyrics, Dylan blended literature and music together as nobody else had done before.
the next 30 years, Dylan consistently worked to redefine himself. In 1966, Dylan almost died in a motorcycle accident and
needed almost a year to recuperate, which he did so in solitude. In 1968, he released the John Wesley Harding album, which
featured "All Along the Watchtower", which was later recorded by the iconic Jimi Hendrix. Nashville Skyline followed in 1969
- an extremely laid-back effort compared to his earlier works. In 1973, Dylan penned the soundtrack for the film, Pat Garrett
and Billy the Kid. He also made an appearance in the film. The soundtrack was very well-received and featured the hit, "Knockin'
on Heaven's Door", which has been covered by numerous artists, including Guns N' Roses.
In 1974, Dylan launched a nationwide
tour, the first full-scale tour he participated in since his motorcycle accident. The tour sold out and included his backup
band, The Band. He cut an album, Planet Waves, with The Band that yielded his first No. 1 album ever. He followed these accomplishments
with Blood on the Tracks (1975) and Desire (1976), which traced the success of Planet Waves, scoring No. 1 as well.
album, Slow Train Coming, became a commercial hit and earned Dylan his first Grammy Award.
Dylan started off the new
decade on the road, sometimes joining the Grateful Dead and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Celebrated albums during this
time included: Infidels (1983); Biograph (1985); Knocked Out Loaded (1986); and Oh Mercy (1989).
Two albums were recorded
also with the Traveling Wilburys, comprised of an all-star cast of music legends, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, George Harrison and
the late Roy Orbison. In 1994, Dylan revisited his folk roots, claiming a Grammy Award for the World Gone Wrong album.
the close of the '80s, Dylan had been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Bruce Springsteen gave a speech at the
induction ceremony, saying, "Bob freed the mind the way Elvis freed the body... He invented a new way a pop singer could sound,
broke through the limitations of what a recording artist could achieve and changed the face of rock and roll forever."
honors didn't cease in the 1990s. In 1997, Dylan was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, making him the first rock
star ever to earn such an honor. The Kennedy Center Honors is deemed to be the nation's pinnacle award of artistic excellence.
that same year, Dylan released the Time Out of Mind album, which earned three Grammy Awards. Dylan continued his exhaustive
touring schedule, including an unforgettable show in honor of Pope John Paul II. The advent of the new millennium brought
the "Things Have Changed" single for the Wonder Boys soundtrack. Dylan took home a Golden Globe for the song as well as an
Eventually, Dylan slowed down a bit and set aside some time to reveal the story of his life. Chronicles:
Volume One, the lead-off book in a three-book series, came out in 2004. And, for the first time in two decades, Dylan gave
a full interview for the No Direction Home: Bob Dylan documentary.
In 2006, the singer issued the Modern Times studio
album. It shot to the top of the album charts and contained a blend of country, folk and blues music. Never one to sit idly
by, Dylan continued to tour and make albums throughout the first part of the 21st century.
Bob Dylan Albums
Dylan's remarkable discography is comprised of nearly 60 singles, 33 studio albums, 11 live albums, 30 compilation albums
and 10 albums in The Bootleg Series. It also contains a bibliography, home videos and a filmography.
Did you know Bob Dylan's song, "Sara", was penned after a heartbreaking split with his wife, Sara Lowndes? Yes,
it's true. The song served as an attempt to win Lowndes back. Unfortunately, it didn't work.
Bob Dylan Concert
Bob Dylan is a true rock, folk and blues legend. Still forging ahead after all these years, this iconic
talent keeps on making music and busting out his classics and new jams, captivating audiences across the nation. Sing along
to good ol' favorites like "Tangled Up In Blue" and "Like A Rolling Stone". Be the first to know when Dylan is coming to play
at a venue near you by keeping an eye on StubHub for tour dates and sweet ticket deals!