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Bob Dylan
   
Number of songs: 12 | Total weeks on charts: 45
Appearing in a total number of: 15 charts | Total period running: 178 days
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´╗┐Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States) is an American musician, poet and artist whose position in popular culture is unique.

Dylan started his musical odyssey in 1959 and much of his best known work is from the 1960s, when he became an informal documentarian and reluctant figurehead of American unrest. Some of his songs, such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are A-Changin'", became anthems of the anti-war and civil rights movements. His song "Like a Rolling Stone", released in July of 1965, was named "The Greatest Song of All Time" by Rolling Stone magazine in 2004, placing #1 in a list of 500 titles. Dylan remains an influential and popular artist; his most recent album of new songs, 2009's Together Through Life, reached #1 on the charts in the US, Britain, France and several other countries.

Bob Dylan's strong influence over the past few years is becoming even more prominent amongst a growing group of younger emerging artists such as George Ellias, and Devendra Banhart.

Dylan's early lyrics incorporated politics, social commentary, philosophy and literary influences, defying existing pop music conventions and appealing widely to the counterculture of the time. While expanding and personalizing musical styles, Dylan has shown steadfast devotion to traditions of American song, from folk and country/blues to rock and roll and rockabilly, to Gaelic balladry, even jazz, swing and broadway.

After becoming a Christian, Dylan explored themes of faith, redemption and love while mining the gospel vein. In a few years he found an equilibrium. His last albums can be seen as new highlights in his important career.

Dylan performs with the guitar, keyboard and harmonica. Backed by a changing lineup of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s. He has also recently performed alongside other iconic artists, such as Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Tom Petty and Eric Clapton. Although his contributions as a performer and recording artist have been central to his career, his songwriting is generally held as his highest accomplishment.

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Bob Dylan in the news
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Eliot Bronson Releases "James" (New Album Produced By Grammy Award Winner Dave Cobb) (07/09/2017) Rodney Crowell To Be Honored With Prestigious Ascap Founders Award At ASCAP Country Music Awards (07/09/2017)
Lighters In The Sky: The All-Time Greatest Concerts, 1960-2016 By Corbin Reiff Due Out 10/10 (05/09/2017) Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story Coming To Theaters September 1st And Home Video On October 27th (31/08/2017)
Treaure Eye Lava Cake Island Remix (30/08/2017) Tyminski Turns LA's The Village Studios Into A Night Of Southern Gothic (29/08/2017)
Blank Range Release Debut Album Marooned With The Treasure Produced By Brad Cook (Hiss Golden Messenger) (26/08/2017) Two Soundtrack Releases To Accompany New Ken Burns & Lynn Novick Film "The Vietnam War" (18/08/2017)
ignore (18/08/2017) Blank Range Premiere "Ember In The Ash" With Stereogum (10/08/2017)
Blank Range Share "Seemed Like Word Got Around" From Debut Album Marooned With The Treasure Out August 25 (05/08/2017) Chris Norman Releases New Album 'Don't Knock The Rock' On September 15, 2017 (03/08/2017)
Folk Crew Merry Hell Release New EP 'Come On, England!' (01/08/2017)
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