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.
Bob Dylan + Johnny Cash Producer Bob Johnston Dies at 83
Bob Johnston, who produced iconic albums from Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and others, has died at 83.
Watch Jason Isbell Play Bob Dylan’s Iconic Electric Guitar
The Newport Folk Festival has shared footage of Isbell playing Bob Dylan's iconic electric guitar.
Jason Isbell Plays Bob Dylan's Guitar at Newport Folk Fest
Fifty years after Dylan's 1965 Newport Folk Festival performance, his electric guitar returned and Jason Isbell was invited to play the iconic instrument.
When Bob Dylan Went Electric at the Newport Folk Festival
Newport 1965 was the end of Bob Dylan ... and the beginning of Bob Dylan.
PledgeMusic Campaign Started For 'Born In Chicago'
Director John Anderson is looking to complete his long-in-the-works documentary on the legendary Chicago blues scene of the early 1960s.
Newport Folk Festival Celebrates 50 Years Of Electric Dylan
It's been 50 years since folk legend Bob Dylan shocked the world with his electric, non-acoustic performance at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965.
Watch Bob Dylan Perform as Letterman's Final Musical Guest
We knew the bar was set high for Bob Dylan.
The Real Last Musical Guest on 'Letterman' Will Be Bob Dylan
Remember when we thought Eddie Vedder was going to be the final musician to grace the stage of theLate Show With David Letterman?
Touch 'Em All: 15 Hits (and Other Songs) About Baseball
In honor of Opening Day, we call up 15 of the best baseball-themed songs (but we can't guarantee that none of the musicians used performance-enhancing drugs.)