The term “legend” is sometimes applied to artists who may or may not actually deserve the honor. Bob Dylan’s status as a legend, though, is indisputable. Dylan became fascinated with rock and roll at a young age, but soon shifted his focus to folk music after discovering Woody Guthrie. In 1959, Dylan dropped out of college and headed to New York City. After playing with many already-established musicians there, he received his own recording contract and was ready to take on the world. Dylan’s warbly, raw singing style immediately set him apart from everyone else, and his socially and politically relevant lyrics earned him a role as a voice of the disenfranchised during the turbulent times of the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War. Since then, Dylan has recorded almost 40 albums and served as inspiration and influence on so many artists that his effect on popular music is immeasurable.
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Coachella organizers will reportedly bring together Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Roger Waters, the Who and Neil Young for a once-in-a-lifetime festival in October.
Bob Dylan Announces Another Album of Frank Sinatra Covers, Shares Stripped-Down ‘Melanchol…
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Viewers can click on the animated video's panels, changing the narrative for better or for worse.
Record Store Day 2016 Official Release List Revealed
The full list has been unveiled including picture discs from David Bowie and Muse, box sets from the Flaming Lips and Alt-J and a ton more.
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It's almost a rite of passage for an emerging singer-songwriter to be dubbed "the next Bob Dylan." But are there any modern musicians who actually deserve the title?
Hear Jeff Buckley’s Gorgeous Cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Just Like a Woman’
The forthcoming collection of unheard Jeff Buckley material 'You and I' includes another of the singer's takes on Bob Dylan's "Just Like a Woman."
Roger Waters, Billy Corgan + Tom Morello Play Pink Floyd
Roger Waters headlined the Music Heals benefit concert in D.C. this weekend, and he brought out Billy Corgan, Tom Morello and G.E. Smith for the performance.