New Rarities Collections from the Beatles, the Beach Boys and Boy Dylan Arrive Thanks to Change in Copyright Laws
... for "Side By Side" / 13th May, 1963 52. Boys - Live at BBC for "Side By Side" / 13th May, 1963 53. A Taste of Honey - Live at BBC for "Side By Side" / 13th May, 1963 54. Roll over Beethoven - Live at BBC for "From Us To You" / 26th December, 1963 55. All My Loving - Live at BBC for "From Us To You" / 26th December, 1963 56. She Loves You - Live at BBC for "From Us To You" / 26th December, 1963 57. Till There Was You - Live at BBC for "From Us To You" / 26th December, 1963 58. Bad to Me - Demo 59. I'm in Love - DemoPage 2 » New Rarities Collections from the Beatles, the Beach Boys and Boy Dylan
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Bob Dylan Did Not Join Twitter Today
... Contrary to widespread reports, Bob Dylan
did not join Twitter this morning. Two hours ago @BobDylanTweets began posting tweets purportedly by Dylan. The first one simply said "My First Tweet. Hi! Bob." The second one read "Joining Twitter today. First time." Despite the fact the account was unverified and Dylan already has his own official promotional Twitter account (@bobdylan), the account quickly racked up over 5,000 followers and got much attention on the social networking service. See Where Bob Dylan
Ranks on Our 100 Greatest Artists of All Time But it's definitely not real. A spokesperson for Dylan confirms to Rolling Stone that @BobDylanTweets is "definitely a fake account." Bob Dylan
recently wrapped up his 2013 world tour with a three-night stand at London's Royal Albert Hall. They were his first shows at the historic venue since the conclusion of his legendary 1966 electric tour. He recently released his the first official video for "Like a Rolling Stone," an interactive clip that garnered widespread praise. RelatedInside Bob Dylan
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Bob Dylan joins Twitter
... Bob Dylan
has joined Twitter. A Dylan Twitter account already exists as a more formal outlet for news regarding Dylan's activities. However, https://twitter.com/BobDylanTweets launched today [December 11] - which he describes as "my only official and personal Twitter account". Dylan opened with: "My first tweet. Hi! Bob" Followed a few minutes later by: "Joining Twitter today. First time." You can follow the account here. Visit our dedicated features section, with plenty of our best long pieces archived there. You can find it here. Uncut is now available as a digital edition! Download here on your iPad/iPhone and here on your Kindle Fire or Nook. Bob Dylan
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His real name is Robert Zimmerman. He probably took his name from poet Dylan Thomas, be he has never confirmed this. He did confirm in his autobiography Chronicles, Volume I that he went with "Bob" instead of "Bobby" because he didn't want to be confused with Bobby Darin, Bobby Rydell or Bobby Vee. (thanks, Clapton - San fran , CA)
Dylan was born in Duluth, Minnesota. At an early age he moved to Hibbing, where he grew up. This part of the state was known for its abundant iron mines at the time. It is known by its inhabitants as "The North Country," hence the song "Girl From The North Country."
Dylan briefly attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in the early '60s. During this time, he hung out frequently in an area known as Dinkytown. Dinkytown had a burgeoning folk scene at the time and this is where he first performed as a solo artist (he had a number of rock 'n' roll bands in high school) and first used the name Bob Dylan. (thanks, don - rapid city, SD, for above 2)
He was secretly married for 6 years to Carol Dennis, one of his backup singers. They had a daughter together.
He was married to his first wife, Sara, from 1965-1977. In the divorce, she got half the royalties to the songs Dylan wrote while they were married, some of which were about her.
Dylan played 6 shows with The Grateful Dead in 1987. They released a live album called Dylan And The Dead.
In a classic 1966 French film Masculin-Feminin, the protagonist reads a headline from a French newspaper saying, "Qui etes-vous Bob Dylan?" This means, "Who are you, Bob Dylan?"
He broke several vertebrae in his neck when he crashed his motorcycle in 1966. It kept him from recording for a while and prompted rumors that he was brain damaged or dead.
He often wears the same pair of socks 2 days in a row.
He had a cat named Rollin' Stone.
In 1960, Dylan was paid 50 dollars to play harmonica on a Harry Belafonte album.
He has recorded under several pseudonyms, including Bob Landy, Robert Milkwood Thomas, and Blind Boy Grunt.
Dylan has starred in a couple of movies, none of which have done well with the critics. They include Hearts Of Fire, Pat Garrett And Billy The kid and Renaldo And Clara. (thanks, s - Oshawa, Canada)
Dylan's first band was formed in high school and called the Golden Chords. He was the piano player.
Michael Jackson and Dylan performed together at Elizabeth Taylor's 55th birthday party in 1987.
In the mid-1970s, then-unknown comic Steve Martin opened for Dylan in Tampa, Florida.
He named his 1969 album after outlaw John Wesley Hardin. His last name was misspelled "Harding."
In 1991, he won a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.
He was raised Jewish, but became a born-again Christian in the late '70s.
Dylan and his first wife Sara are the parents of film director Jesse Dylan and musician Jakob Dylan, the lead singer and songwriter of The Wallflowers. Bob Dylan later married his longtime backup singer Carolyn Dennis. Jesse's wife Susan Traylor and Jakob's wife Paige Dylan are both actresses.
Dylan: "I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet." (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Martin Scorsese's PBS documentary No Way Home
made a strong case that Bob Dylan was the most influential songwriter of the 20th Century. Whether one accepts that opinion or not, there's ample evidence he was among the most prolific. Remarkably, in just three years, Dylan wrote six classic albums of great original songs.Freewheelin'
was released May 27, 1963; Times They Are A-Changin'
on January 13, 1964; Another Side of Bob Dylan
seven months later on August 8 1964; Bringing It All Back Home
on March 22 1965; Highway 61 Revisited
five months later on August 30, 1965; and Blonde On Blonde
eight months later on May 16, 1966. What other famous songwriter has created such a wealth of brilliant songs in such a short period of time? (thanks to Steve Cahill at the Songwriters Resource Network
In 2008, he became the first Rock musician ever awarded a Pulitzer Prize. He was given the special award for his "profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Dylan recorded the folk song "The House Of The Rising Sun
" on his first album, and after The Animals recorded the song in 1964, it had a profound effect on him. Animals lead singer Eric Burdon told us: "Bob Dylan, who was angry at first, turned into a rocker. Dylan went electric in the shadow of The Animals classic 'House of the Rising Sun.'"
Back in 1965, when a British reporter asked him what his message was, Bob Dylan replied, "Keep a good head and always carry a light bulb." His famous quote appears in Don't Look Back, the documentary that covers Bob Dylan's 1965 concert tour of the United Kingdom. No wonder then that his explicit demand on his concert rider was to have dressing rooms lit with incandescent lighting.