Who Is Bob Dylan? by Jim OConnorThis book should have been called Who Was Bob Dylan a Dick To? The author seems to have a giant vendetta against Dylan, and did not want this assignment. The Who Was/Is... series of books never shies away from the darker side of its subjects, but this book just seemed to be a long series of people Dylan has wronged. Sure, hes not exactly known as the nicest guy on the planet, but no kid is going to come away from this book wanting to know anything about the subject. Plus, the last 40+ years of Dylans career are given a very quick few page gloss over. Usually this series focuses on why a person is considered historically or culturally important, even going as far as claiming Elvis Presley invented rock and roll. Who Was Bob Dylan? is more focused on why people who dont like Dylan are important.
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Throughout a career that has seen the better part of three decades, Bob Dylan born has been pop music's master poet and an ever-changing performer. In the early s Bob Dylan was heralded as the spokesman for his generation, writing and singing folk songs that were as deep and moving as those of any artist since his idol, Woody Guthrie. At the Newport Folk Festival Dylan shocked his following by going electric and venturing into rock and roll.
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He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the s when his songs chronicled social unrest, although Dylan repudiated suggestions from journalists that he was a spokesman for his generation. His mids recordings, backed by rock musicians, reached the top end of the United States music charts while also attracting denunciation and criticism from others in the folk movement. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed to the burgeoning counterculture. Initially inspired by the performances of Little Richard, and the songwriting of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, and Hank Williams, Dylan has amplified and personalized musical genres.
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The best artists are those who successfully merge word and sound to create a unique expression of the human soul, whether that be with lyrics, the strum of a guitar, or a beat on a drum. And few have done it as successfully as the great American folk artist Bob Dylan. Moreover, Dylan's music is an excellent example of poetry in action. He was never ashamed to tell his life story in raw, unfiltered language; his creativity and mastery of language, coupled with catchy guitar and harmonica notes, captivated audiences. The world loved and respected him for it. Poetry was an inspiration for him, and his thoughtful writing distinguished him from other artists. Here are some facts about Bob Dylan that might inspire you on your own poetic journey.
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Jump to navigation. These facts, however, we believe to be true. Dylan signed to Columbia Records at the age of That meant he was legally a minor and needed his parents to sign the contract, too. The music and lyrics first appeared on the February cover of Broadside magazine. The notebooks were later confiscated by police.
Facts and Bob Dylan have always made for strange companions. Though he achieved worldwide fame as The Voice of a Generation—a young man hailed in part for his honesty as he sang of both the hard truths of social injustices as well as his own personal romantic anguish—he did so as Bob Dylan, not as Robert Zimmerman, the name he was born with and went by growing up in Minnesota. Even today, more than 50 years after he first began kicking around the Greenwich Village club scene, Dylan remains an elusive figure who has at times been accused of making career choices specifically to obfuscate and muddle his identity. With that in mind, and in honor of the icon's birthday, here are some truths about the man behind the man who wrote some of the most important songs in music history. By graduation night, he was ready to leave. Yes, with the extra N. The stage name Zimmerman gave himself was Elston Gunnn.
You have to wonder. But never mind that now. And while you may think you know all there is to know about the singer-songwriter, there's a lot you likely don't - such is his way. Early on, Bob Dylan knew the name Robert Zimmerman wasn't going to take him far. While working as a busboy after graduating high school, he conned his way into singer Bobby Vee's band, The Shadows, by claiming he'd toured with Conway Twitty. He told Vee his name was Elston Gunn.