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Bob Dylan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and painter. He has been a major figure in music for five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler, and an apparently reluctant figurehead, of social unrest. Though he is well-known for revolutionizing perceptions of the limits of popular music in 1965 with the six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone," a number of his earlier songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war movements. His early lyrics incorporated a variety of political, social and philosophical, as well as literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed hugely to the then burgeoning counterculture. Initially inspired by the songs of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, Hank Williams, and the performance styles of Buddy Holly and Little Richard, Dylan has both amplified and personalized musical genres, exploring numerous distinct traditions in American song—from folk, blues and country to gospel, rock and roll, and rockabilly, to English, Scottish, and Irish folk music, embracing even jazz and swing. Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards, and harmonica. Backed by a changing line-up of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour. His accomplishments as a recording artist and performer have been central to his career, but his greatest contribution is generally considered to be his songwriting. Since 1994, Dylan has published three books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. As a songwriter and musician, Dylan has received numerous awards over the years including Grammy, Golden Globe, and Academy Awards; he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2008, a road called the Bob Dylan Pathway was opened in the singer's honor in his birthplace of Duluth, Minnesota. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." Description above from the Wikipedia article Bob Dylan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


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Born:
May 24, 1941 In Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
45
First Appeared:
In the series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Mavis! 2015-03-15
Known For
Poster of Saturday Night Live
Poster of The Johnny Cash Show
Poster of Andy Warhol Screen Tests
Poster of The Grammys
Filmography
Movie Mavis! Himself 2015-03-15
Movie John Mellencamp: It's About You 2012-01-04
Movie Bob Dylan & The Band: Down In The Flood 2012-08-19
Movie Bob Dylan Revealed Himself 2011-05-01
Movie Bob Dylan Never Ending Tour Diaries: Drummer Winston Watson's Incredible Journey 2009-04-07
Movie Bob Dylan: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize 2009-10-13
Movie The People Speak Himself 2009-12-13
Movie Patti Smith: Dream of Life Himself 2008-01-01
Movie The True History Of The Traveling Wilburys Himself 2007-06-12
Movie 65 Revisited 2007-01-01
Movie Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Himself 2007-09-14
Movie The Best of The Johnny Cash TV Show 1969-1971 Himself 2007-09-18
Movie Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream Himself 2007-10-14
Movie The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival Himself 2007-12-07
Movie No Direction Home: Bob Dylan Bob Dylan 2005-07-21
Movie Bob Dylan - TV Live & Rear 1963 - 1975 Himself 2004-01-01
Movie Masked and Anonymous Jack Fate 2003-08-08
Series Dharma & Greg Unknown 1997-09-24
Movie Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival Himself 1997-02-21
Movie The Great Music Experience - Nara City Japan 1994 Himself 1994-05-20
Movie Bob Dylan: MTV Unplugged Himself 1994-12-14
Movie Bob Dylan at Woodstock '94 1994-08-14
Movie Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Himself 1993-03-02
Movie Guitar Legends EXPO '92 at Sevilla - The Experimental Night Himself 1991-10-17
Series MTV Unplugged Unknown 1989-11-26
Movie Hearts of Fire Billy Parker 1987-11-06
Movie Hard to Handle: Bob Dylan in Concert 1986-07-04
Movie We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song Himself 1985-01-28
Movie Live Aid Himself 1985-07-13
Movie Renaldo and Clara Renaldo 1978-01-25
Movie The Last Waltz Himself 1978-05-01
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Movie Bob Dylan - Hard Rain 1976-09-14
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid Alias 1973-05-23
Movie The Concert for Bangladesh 1972-03-23
Movie Eat the Document 1972-11-30
Series Disco Unknown 1971-02-13
Series The Johnny Cash Show Himself 1969-06-07
Movie Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back Himself 1967-05-17
Movie Andy Warhol Screen Tests 1965-11-28
Movie Dylan Speaks: The Legendary 1965 Press Conference in San Francisco Himself 1965-12-03
Movie Bob Dylan Quest Television Special 1964-03-09
Series The Grammys Unknown 1959-05-04
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18