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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan


Famous as :

Folk singer, songwriter

Birth Name :

Robert Allen Zimmerman

Birth Date :

May 24, 1941

Birth Place :

Duluth, Minnesota, USA

Spouse :

Sara Lowndes (actress/model, 22-Nov-65 - 29-Jun-77), Carolyn Dennis (gospel vocalist, 4-Jun-86 - Oct 1992)

Claim to fame :

Album "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" (1963)

Latest News

Bob Dylan Announces Spring Tour Dates

February 13, 2015 06:01:45 GMT

Having had his latest album "" released earlier this month, has announced he will be hitting the road this spring in support of the effort. The month-long tour is set to be kicked off at The Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J., on April 10 and end in San Antonio, Texas, on May 7 at the Majestic Theatre. Tickets will go on sale starting from next Friday, February 20.

Bob Dylan Takes a Jab at His Critics During Speech at MusiCares Tribute

February 07, 2015 22:32:45 GMT

was handed a trophy by former President Jimmy Carter at the MusiCares Person of the Year gala after a number of stars like , , , and delivered their renditions of his hit singles. In his speech, Dylan poked fun at his critics and praised his idols.

Bob Dylan Gives Away New Album for Free, Says He'd Be a Teacher If He Weren't a Musician

January 24, 2015 04:44:24 GMT

recently did his first interview in three years as he promoted his new album, "". During a chat with AARP the Magazine, he said that he'd give away copies of the new LP to random 50,000 readers of the magazine.

Bob Dylan Is Readying Frank Sinatra Covers Album, Shares Tracklist

December 10, 2014 01:40:25 GMT

announced in late October that he would be releasing a new album sometime in 2015. The veteran singer then revealed more details about the project, which will be called "", on Tuesday, December 9.

Bob Dylan to Release New Album 'Shadows in the Night' in 2015

November 01, 2014 03:16:51 GMT

is releasing a new album next year. According to Rolling Stone, the iconic singer's new set called "" is slated to hit stores sometime in 2015. Dylan shared info about the upcoming release in an ad inserted into advance copies of "" box set.

Bill Murray Sings Off-Key to Bob Dylan's Tune in 'St. Vincent' Clip

October 04, 2014 05:13:40 GMT

displays his vocal skill and fails miserably at his attempt to do a karaoke of 's tune. In a new clip of "", the actor listens to Dylan's "Shelter From the Storm" from a Walkman while holding cigarette in between his lips.

Bob Dylan Named 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year

September 23, 2014 22:30:01 GMT

Ten-time Grammy winner will be honored as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year on February 6, 2015. The event will take place ahead of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards which is set to air live from the Staples Center on February 8.

Brian Wilson, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and More Enlisted for Paul McCartney Tribute Album

September 10, 2014 03:59:29 GMT

A star-studded tribute album to honor is on the way. Set to be released on November 18, the record titled "The Art of Paul McCartney" will feature a number of iconic musicians covering some of the songs he performed as a member of , Wings as well as a solo artist.

Lyric Sheets of Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' Sell for $2M at Auction

June 25, 2014 01:41:54 GMT

As predicted, the handwritten lyrics of 's hit "Like a Rolling Stone" was sold for $2 million at an auction in New York on Tuesday, June 24. According to auction house Sotheby's, the sale sets a world record for a popular music manuscript.

Mick Jagger Sings Bob Dylan's 'Just Like a Woman' for L'Wren Scott at New York Memorial

May 03, 2014 05:58:31 GMT

paid tribute to his late girlfriend, L'Wren Scott, by performing a heartfelt song at a memorial service on Friday, May 2 in New York. He sang 's "Just Like a Woman" at the celebrity-filled service which was held at Manhattan's St. Bartholomew's Church.

Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' Manuscript May Sell $2 Million

May 02, 2014 06:54:19 GMT

The handwritten lyrics of 's hit "Like a Rolling Stone" are set to be sold at an auction this summer. Sotheby's said on Thursday, May 1 that the lyric sheets were expected to sell for an estimated $1 million to $2 million.

Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Inspiration Behind Bob Dylan's Song, Dies at 76

April 21, 2014 08:03:20 GMT

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer whose life story served as an inspiration behind a song and a 1999 movie, has passed away. He was 76. As reported by The Associated Press, his friend and caregiver John Artis said that Carter passed away in his sleep at his home in Toronto on Sunday, April 20. Carter suffered from prostate cancer prior to his death.

Bob Dylan Appears in Chrysler's Super Bowl Ad

February 03, 2014 03:43:58 GMT

A Super Bowl commercial for Chrysler 200 starring has aired with the veteran singer/songwriter playing narrator and protagonist in the 2-minute spot. Dylan sparks patriotism in the ad, convincing people to buy the sedan.

Bob Dylan Reportedly to Star in Chrysler Super Bowl Ad

January 30, 2014 04:40:18 GMT

After his 1966's song "I Want You" is featured in a Super Bowl commercial for Chobani, reportedly will appear in another Super Bowl ad this year. Multiple sources told Billboard that the veteran musician would make an appearance in a Chrysler ad which airs during the big game on Sunday, February 2.

Bob Dylan's Electric Guitar Sells for Nearly $1 Million at Auction

December 07, 2013 02:05:46 GMT

's electric guitar has become the most expensive guitar ever auctioned. Christie's auction house at first expected that it would sell between $300,000 and $500,000, but the guitar fetched $965,000 on Friday, December 6. The instrument topped 's Blackie which was sold for $959,500 in 2004.

Bob Dylan Sued for Alleged Racism

December 02, 2013 02:04:59 GMT

, who is known as a U.S. civil right movement supporter, reportedly is being sued for racism. Business Insider reports that a group of Croatian in France takes offense on the singer's statement which was published by the French version of the magazine last year and they are currently suing both parties.

Bob Dylan Drops Interactive Music Video for His 1965 Song 'Like a Rolling Stone'

November 20, 2013 04:01:31 GMT

has decided to make an official music video for his 1965 classic, "Like a Rolling Stone". Produced by digital company Interlude, the interactive clip allows viewers to flip through 16 television channels in which several television personalities lip-sync to the song.

Bob Dylan to Exhibit New Artwork at National Portrait Gallery in London

August 06, 2013 03:51:30 GMT

A collection of portraits by internationally acclaimed music icon is scheduled to be showcased at National Portrait Gallery in London. A total of 12 pastel sketches inspired by real and fictitious characters constructed from the musician's imagination and memories will be displayed later this month.

Bob Dylan's Nomination for France's Legion d'Honneur Approved

June 04, 2013 03:00:47 GMT

may soon join a few selected honorees of France's most-esteemed award, Legion d'Honneur, after all. He was nominated for the country's highest honor by Culture Minister Aurelie Filipetti. The council's initial response was less positive, but now they have approved it.

Bob Dylan to Be Inducted Into American Academy of Arts and Letters

March 14, 2013 09:40:14 GMT

has just added another feather on his illustrious cap as he gets voted as one of this year's inductees into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The pop music and cultural icon breaks barriers by being the first rock star to be named to the elite, century-old academy of music, literature and visual arts, joining previous inductees as brilliant filmmakers and Martin Scorsese and Oscar-winning actress .

Bob Dylan Brushes Off Plagiarism Claim: I Did Nothing Wrong

September 13, 2012 02:08:18 GMT

responded to accusations that he ripped off Junichi Saga's Confessions of a Yakuza and Henry Timrod's Civil War poetry for his two chart-busting albums, 2001's "" and 2006's "", respectively. He admitted he took inspiration from the Japanese author and the poet, and saw nothing wrong with it.

Bob Dylan Opens Pop-Up Shops Ahead of 'Tempest' Release

September 11, 2012 08:03:40 GMT

Shortly before releasing his thirty fifth studio album "", opened three stores that gave a chance for his fans to grab his latest record a day early. The veteran musician opened the "Bob Dylan Pop-Up Shop" in Los Angeles, New York City and London, where a host of fans were spotted lining up to get the anticipated album.

Book Containing Bob Dylan Fake Quotes Is Yanked Off Sales, Writer Apologizes

July 31, 2012 02:33:04 GMT

"Imagine: How Creativity Works", a non-fiction book about "the new science of creativity," is no longer available for purchase. The online sales and the physical shipment were stopped after its author Jonah Lehrer admitted he fabricated quotes in the book.

Bob Dylan to Release His 35th Studio Album 'Tempest' in September

July 17, 2012 19:02:52 GMT

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of his first album, will release a new album titled "". His label Columbia Records announced on Tuesday, July 17 that "Tempest" will be released on September 11 featuring 10 new songs.

Bob Dylan's Newport Folk Festival Guitar Found by 'History Detectives'

July 12, 2012 08:11:17 GMT

The long-lost guitar played when he performed his historic electric set at 1965's Newport Folk Festival has been found. The music instrument remained mystery for the following 47 years after the gig, until a team of PBS' "History Detectives" recovered it in the attic of a house in New Jersey.

Video: Bob Dylan Receives Medal of Freedom Honor From President Obama

May 30, 2012 03:47:29 GMT

was one of the recipients of the nation's highest civilian honor during a ceremony at the White House on May 29. The rock folk musician was awarded Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in front of the press packing inside the East Room.

Miley, Ke$ha, Adele and More Artists' Cover of Bob Dylan's Songs Streamed

December 11, 2011 15:52:18 GMT

"Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan", which features over 70 artists, has begun streaming on the Facebook page of Amnesty International. The compilation has new cover versions of the legend's catalog from various artists such as , , Pete Seeger, , , and .

World Premiere of Charice's 'Louder' Music Video

October 19, 2011 04:45:27 GMT

shrugs off her haters and busts a move in a music video for her latest single "Louder". The Filipino singing sensation dances to an energetic routine choreographed by Gil Duldulao who created a number for , and among others.

Teaser for 'Harry Potter' Documentary Shows the Cast's Farewell to Hogwarts

October 19, 2011 04:32:21 GMT

Harry Potter has bid goodbye to his wizard school last summer and the emotional moment is captured in a documentary called "When Harry Left Hogwarts" which teaser has landed online. Documented by Morgan Matthew, the video features the making of "" and "Part II" and plenty of behind-the-scene moments from the set of the famous film franchise.

Ke$ha, Adele and Sting Lined Up for Bob Dylan All-Star Tribute Album

October 19, 2011 03:59:00 GMT

In an effort to salute over his contribution to music throughout these years, an all-star tribute album is being planned. Electropop artist , British singing sensation , and music vet have been tapped to do the honor.

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