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Bob Dylan
   
Number of songs: 15 | Total weeks on charts: 50
Appearing in a total number of: 18 charts | Total period running: 192 days
Biography
´╗┐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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Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


Bob Dylan in the news
Bob Dylan's Lauded Whiskey Collection, Heaven's Door Spirits, Announces His First "Theme Time Radio Hour" In Over 10 Years (16/09/2020) Vocalist Luba Mason Set To Release New Album 'Triangle' (11/09/2020)
ignore (10/09/2020) Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President Joyous Musical Tribute To Jimmy Carter's Legacy (10/09/2020)
London Singer/Songwriter Ned Moss Makes His Return With Emotive New Single 'Little By Little' (07/09/2020) Melody Gardot & Sting Reveal Brand New Duet "Little Something" Out Today (04/09/2020)
New Voices Arise From America's Burning Cities To Herald A New Age Of Meaningful Musical Expression (03/09/2020) Singer/Songwriter Ned Moss Makes His Return With Emotive New Single 'Little By Little' (02/09/2020)
Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President: Joyous Musical Tribute To Jimmy Carter's Legacy (28/08/2020) Rob Williams - "Weathering The Storm, Vol. 1" (27/08/2020)
Diana Krall Announces New Album "This Dream Of You," Available Worldwide On September 25, 2020 (15/08/2020) In-Demand Touring Vocalist Jessie Wagner Releasing Debut Solo Album 'Shoes Droppin' On October 9, 2020 (11/08/2020)
Mighty Song Writers Announces Lineup: Devon Gilfillian, Phil Augusta Jackson, Jewel, Valerie June, Mt. Joy's Matt Quinn, Marcus Roberts, Amanda Shires With Jason Isbell, Wrabel (06/08/2020) Guns N' Roses 'Greatest Hits' Makes Its Vinyl Debut On September 25, 2020 (31/07/2020)
Poet Michael Jones Is Back With New EP From A Combination Of Thought Provoking Lyrics To Americana-tinged Rock And Classic Strum Along Tracks (24/07/2020)
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