Introducing Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan in 1978


Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author and poet.


From February 1961, he played at various clubs around Greenwich Village.


His second album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, was released in May 1963. Many of the songs on this album were labeled protest songs, like "Blowin' in the Wind" and "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall".


By this time, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez were both prominent in the civil rights movement. His third album, The Times They Are a-Changin', reflected a more politicized and cynical Dylan.


In April 1965, the second side of Bringing It All Back Home consisted of four long songs on which he accompanied himself on acoustic guitar and harmonica. "Mr. Tambourine Man" quickly became one of his best known songs. "It's All Over Now Baby Blue" and "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" were acclaimed as two of Dylan's most important compositions.

On July 1965, he was back in the studio in New York, recording "Positively 4th Street". He also released the famous single "Like a Rolling Stone".


By the end of 1967, the poet returned to Nashville and released the album John Wesley Harding, that included "All Along the Watchtower".


In 1972, the artist signed onto Sam Peckinpah's film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, providing the song "Knockin' on Heaven's Door".


In summer 1975, Bob Dylan wrote a lengthy ballad championing the cause of boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who had been imprisoned for a triple murder in 1966.


In 1978, he embarked on a year-long world tour, performing 114 shows in Japan, the Far East, Europe and the US, to a total audience of two million people (…)


Source of the introducing: WIKIPEDIA.


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