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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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May 24, 1941 In Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song 2022-07-01
Known For
Poster of Patti Smith: Dream of Life
Poster of HR
Poster of The Big Valley
Movie Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song 2022-07-01
Movie Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band Self (archive footage) 2020-02-21
Movie My Darling Vivian Self (archive footage) 2020-04-27
Movie The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash Self (archive footage) 2019-03-09
Movie Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music Self (archive footage) 2019-08-30
Movie Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese Self 2019-06-11
Movie I Am Not Your Negro Self (archive footage) 2017-02-03
Series Crayon Shin-chan Spin-off Himself 2016-08-03
Movie Mavis! Self 2015-03-15
Movie Born In Chicago Self 2013-03-13
Movie Bob Dylan: Like a Rolling Stone Self (archive footage) 2013-11-19
Movie John Mellencamp: It's About You Self 2012-01-04
Movie Bob Dylan & The Band: Down In The Flood Self 2012-08-19
Movie Bob Dylan Revealed Self 2011-05-01
Movie Bob Dylan Never Ending Tour Diaries: Drummer Winston Watson's Incredible Journey Self 2009-04-07
Movie Patti Smith: Dream of Life Self 2008-01-01
Movie I'm Not There Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2007-10-01
Movie Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Runnin' Down a Dream 2007-10-14
Movie The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival Self 2007-12-07
Movie The Hoax Unknown 2006-10-14
Movie Dylan Speaks 1965 Self 2006-10-31
Movie 20 Years Ago Today - Live Aid Himself 2005-07-13
Movie No Direction Home: Bob Dylan Self 2005-07-21
Movie Live Aid Self 2004-11-16
Movie World Tour 1966: The Home Movies 2003-01-01
Series HR Jack Fate 2002-10-09
Series Food Fight Himself 2000-07-01
Movie Paradise Cove Alfred - Chauffeur 1999-01-01
Movie Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert Self - Guest star 1999-10-26
Series Dharma & Greg Unknown 1997-09-24
Series Dr. Sommerfeld - Neues vom Bülowbogen Himself 1997-10-16
Movie Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival Self 1996-02-15
Movie Robbie Robertson: Going Home Himself 1995-05-28
Movie The Great Music Experience - Nara City Japan 1994 Self 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 Self 1993-03-02
Movie Willie Nelson: The Big Six-O Self 1993-05-22
Movie Guitar Legends EXPO '92 at Sevilla - The Experimental Night Self 1991-10-17
Movie Catchfire Artist (uncredited) 1990-04-03
Movie Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1990-07-18
Series MTV Unplugged Unknown 1989-11-26
Movie Hearts of Fire Billy Parker 1987-11-06
Movie We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song Self 1985-01-28
Movie Live Aid Self 1985-07-13
Movie Renaldo and Clara Renaldo 1978-01-25
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie The Concert for Bangladesh Self 1972-03-23
Movie Scruggs: A Festival of Music Self 1972-06-01
Movie Eat the Document Self 1972-11-30
Movie Festival Self 1967-10-23
Series Royal Institution Christmas Lectures Self 1966-01-04
Movie Andy Warhol Screen Tests Self 1965-11-28
Series The Big Valley Alias 1965-09-15
Movie Dylan Speaks: The Legendary 1965 Press Conference in San Francisco Himself 1965-12-03
Movie Gerard Malanga's Film Notebooks Self 1964-01-01
Series The Grammy Awards Unknown 1959-05-04
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18