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.
Ethan Hawke + Jimmy Fallon Channel Bob Dylan's Lullabies
Actor Ethan Hawke demonstrated how he puts his children to sleep on Tuesday night's airing of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.
Defending 'Blurred Lines' Is Essential for the Future of Art
This week, I find myself in the awkward position of defending a piece of music I pretty much despise: Robin Thicke's grating, sexist "Blurred Lines."
Bob Dylan Premieres Video for 'The Night We Called It a Day'
Bob Dylan has shared his beautiful new video for the song "The Night We Called It A Day."
Throwback Thursday: Bob Dylan + the Plugz on 'Letterman'
There are legends, and then there are legends. Bob Dylan is both. Confused? Don't worry, just check out this Throwback Thursday video and you'll be all right.
Elvis Costello: ‘Shadows in the Night,' One of Dylan’s Best
Elvis Costello is no stranger to Bob Dylan tunes.
Jack White + More Honor Bob Dylan as 'Person of the Year'
In September, we reported that the one and only Bob Dylan would be recognized as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year.