Down The Highway

Down The Highway
Author: Howard Sounes
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2011-09-30
ISBN: 144646475X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Down The Highway Book Excerpt:

'Engagingly written and scrupulously researched' Observer An UPDATED EDITION of Howard Sounes' classic, definitive biography to mark the legendary Bob Dylan's 80th birthday __________ Bob Dylan was the first figure in the history of popular music to challenge the domination of the three-minute pop song and to bring serious ideas and poetry into the song lyric. A true revolutionary, he was also the first pop performer to adopt the attitudes and lead the life of a bohemian artist. In doing so he not only defined the direction which popular music would take in the second half of the twentieth century, he also defined the lifestyle which would come to be associated with the rock artist. This new edition of Howard Sounes' critically-acclaimed classic biography of Dylan includes a new chapter that brings the legend's life story right up to date. It gives the complete picture of the man, the artist and performer. Meticulously researched and including hundreds of interviews with Dylan's closest associates, the brand new chapter also covers the last ten years of Dylan's life, and the last (and previously unpublished) interview with Dylan's first serious girlfriend. Written by the acclaimed biographer of Paul McCartney and Lou Reed, this is a compelling, fast-paced and revelatory read, which takes the reader on a journey from Dylan's childhood in a Minnesota mining town to the status he enjoys today as one of the most iconic figures of contemporary culture.

Bob Dylan A Biography

Bob Dylan  A Biography
Author: Bob Batchelor
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2014-01-22
ISBN: 0313381038
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan A Biography Book Excerpt:

Bob Dylan transcends music. He has established himself as one of the most important figures in entertainment history. This biography examines the life and work of the iconic artist, including his groundbreaking achievements of the last two decades. • Provides extensive cultural and historical context that demonstrates Dylan's lasting impact on American history • Supplies a comprehensive analysis of Dylan's iconic standing and influence on popular culture that readers will find fascinating, as well as underscores his status as more than just a singer, songwriter, or musician • Brings together disparate elements of biographical information, song and album analysis, and historical and cultural context not found in other works

Bob Dylan A Biography

Bob Dylan  A Biography
Author: Sally Barber
Publsiher: Hyperink Inc
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2012-05-08
ISBN: 1614642826
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan A Biography Book Excerpt:

In 2012, 70-year-old Bob Dylan marked the 50th anniversary of his debut album, Bob Dylan. For a half-century, the artist's genius forged modern culture and challenged ideas of what it meant to be a musician. Dylan pushed the envelope in the music world time and again. He was a reluctant spokesperson for the protest movement of the 1960s. His driven creative journey through music genres, film, literature and painting established a rich body of work provocatively articulating the human experience of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Dylan's second album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, was released in 1963. Unlike the earlier folk album, it primarily contained original songs, including the iconic Blowin' In the Wind, and anti-war songs, Masters of War and A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall. Established artists Peter, Paul, and Mary, and Joan Baez recorded Dylan's new wave protest music, launching his image as a spokesperson of the Vietnam anti-war era. Despite populace pressure, it was a role Dylan refused to claim. Songs from the period, such as Blowin' In The Wind and The Times They Are a-Changin' found their way into the American songbook.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan
Author: Clinton Heylin
Publsiher: Pocket Books
Total Pages: 498
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9780671738945
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

Chronicles the life and thirty-year music career of Bob Dylan, from his early protest songs through his near-fatal motorcycle accident, his divorce, and his religious conversion, to his recent rock comeback

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan
Author: Chris Rushby
Publsiher: Trans Atlantic
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780955829857
Category: Rock musicians
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

A unique talent, Bob Dylan is responsible for some of the most popular and memorable songs of the 20th century. This book profiles the shy and enigmatic man who has delighted and influenced millions.

The Double Life of Bob Dylan

The Double Life of Bob Dylan
Author: Clinton Heylin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2021-05-18
ISBN: 0316535230
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Double Life of Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

From the world's leading authority on Bob Dylan comes the definitive biography that promises to transform our understanding of the man and musician—thanks to early access to Dylan's never-before-studied archives. In 2016 Bob Dylan sold his personal archive to the George Kaiser Foundation in Tulsa, Oklahoma, reportedly for $22 million. As the boxes started to arrive, the Foundation asked Clinton Heylin—author of the acclaimed Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades and 'perhaps the world's authority on all things Dylan' (Rolling Stone)—to assess the material they had been given. What he found in Tulsa—as well as what he gleaned from other papers he had recently been given access to by Sony and the Dylan office—so changed his understanding of the artist, especially of his creative process, that he became convinced that a whole new biography was needed. It turns out that much of what previous biographers—Dylan himself included—have said is wrong. With fresh and revealing information on every page A Restless, Hungry Feeling tells the story of Dylan's meteoric rise to fame: his arrival in early 1961 in New York, where he is embraced by the folk scene; his elevation to spokesman of a generation whose protest songs provide the soundtrack for the burgeoning Civil Rights movement; his alleged betrayal when he 'goes electric' at Newport in 1965; his subsequent controversial world tour with a rock 'n' roll band; and the recording of his three undisputed electric masterpieces: Bringing it All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde. At the peak of his fame in July 1966 he reportedly crashes his motorbike in Woodstock, upstate New York, and disappears from public view. When he re-emerges, he looks different, his voice sounds different, his songs are different. Clinton Heylin's meticulously researched, all-encompassing and consistently revelatory account of these fascinating early years is the closest we will ever get to a definitive life of an artist who has been the lodestar of popular culture for six decades.

The Double Life of Bob Dylan Vol 1

The Double Life of Bob Dylan Vol  1
Author: Clinton Heylin
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2021-04-08
ISBN: 1473569923
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Double Life of Bob Dylan Vol 1 Book Excerpt:

'The definitive, scrupulously researched biography of a life steeped in mystery' Observer The definitive biography of one contemporary culture's most iconic and mysterious figures - musical revolutionary, Nobel Prize-winner, chart-topping recording artist In 2016 it was announced that Bob Dylan had sold his personal archive to the George Kaiser Foundation in Tulsa, Oklahoma, reportedly for $22 million. As the boxes started to arrive, the Foundation asked Clinton Heylin - author of the acclaimed Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades and 'perhaps the world's authority on all things Dylan' (Rolling Stone) - to assess the material they had been given. What he found in Tulsa - as well as what he gleaned from other papers he had recently been given access to by Sony and the Dylan office - so changed his understanding of the artist, especially of his creative process, that he became convinced that a whole new biography was needed. It turns out that much of what previous biographers - Dylan himself included - have said is wrong; often as not, a case of, Print the Legend. With fresh and revealing information on every page A Restless, Hungry Feeling tells the story of Dylan's meteoric rise to fame: his arrival in early 1961 in New York, where he is embraced by the folk scene; his elevation to spokesman of a generation whose protest songs provide the soundtrack for the burgeoning Civil Rights movement; his alleged betrayal when he 'goes electric' at Newport in 1965; his subsequent controversial world tour with a rock 'n' roll band; and the recording of his three undisputed electric masterpieces: Bringing it All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde. At the peak of his fame in July 1966 he reportedly crashes his motorbike in Woodstock, upstate New York, and disappears from public view. When he re-emerges, he looks different, his voice sounds different, his songs are different. That other story will be told in Volume 2, to be published in autumn 2022. Clinton Heylin's meticulously researched, all-encompassing and consistently revelatory account of these fascinating early years is the closest we will ever get to a definitive life of an artist who has been the lodestar of popular culture for six decades.

Dylan A Biography

Dylan  A Biography
Author: Bob Spitz
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 704
Release: 1991-09-17
ISBN: 0393353109
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dylan A Biography Book Excerpt:

"No other book captures it so well, understands so well.... "—Greil Marcus

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan
Author: Harry Shapiro
Publsiher: Chartwell Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN: 0785837604
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

Bob Dylan: His Life in Pictures does exactly what the title says. In 256 pages with over 300 images it provides a timeline to this amazing career, showing highlights along with more mundane moments at home and on tour. Though this book may not help you to understand Dylan’s lyrics, it provides a brilliant photographic background to his life and music. After a contextualizing introduction, Bob Dylan breaks his life into five chapters that cover the story decade by decade from the 1960s. Each chapter has a detailed timeline and a wealth of information. Robert Allen Zimmerman (as Bob Dylan was born) has had more impact on the music world than could normally be expected of one man. The quicksilver folk hero of the early 1960s has redefined himself regularly over the decades and remains as controversial and brilliant as ever. The voice of the 1960s protest movement, he has not stagnated—over the years, his music has incorporated many styles, including pop music, folk music, gospel, rock, and even jazz. The one continuous thread is that his music is intelligent and literary; he is a poet first and a songwriter—albeit a great songwriter—second. It is Dylan’s words that have ensured his continued importance and not his aging voice. His peers rate him highly: Neil Young, himself no slouch in the music world, said of him in 2005: "He's the master. If I'd like to be anyone, it's him. And he's a great writer, true to his music and done what he feels is the right thing to do for years and years and years." Joe Strummer praised Dylan as having "laid down the template for lyric, tune, seriousness, spirituality, depth of rock music." And if you judge a musician by his awards, Dylan has done pretty well: from a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammies in 1990 to induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; from France's highest cultural award, the "Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" to the Polar Music Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music; from an honorary doctorate awarded by Princeton University (US) to an honorary degree at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland)—not to mention albums of the year, six entries in the Grammy Hall of Fame, a 2000 Academy Award, a 2001 Golden Globe and a 2008 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation. Get an intimate view of this legendary singer-songwriter, artist, and writer through this amazing photographic account of his life.

And Forget My Name

And Forget My Name
Author: Stephen Scobie
Publsiher: Ekstasis Editions
Total Pages: 77
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9781896860510
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

And Forget My Name Book Excerpt:

And Forget My Name concerns the life of Robert Zimmerman, the youth who would later be known as Bob Dylan. Through poetic interpretations and speculations, Scobie discovers a deeper truth behind one of the great living enigmas of our time.

LIFE Bob Dylan

LIFE Bob Dylan
Author: The Editors of Life
Publsiher: Time Inc. Books
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2016-12-14
ISBN: 1683307135
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LIFE Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

On the occasion of Bob Dylan becoming the first songwriter to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature, LIFE presents this updated classic edition of Dylan’s illustrious and transformative life. With beautiful and rarely seen photographs and with a deeply engaging narrative the book takes readers from the icon's early days in Minnesota to his emergence onto the New York City folk-rock screen to his rise to the world’s most influential singer and poet. There is only one Bob Dylan and through this chronicling of his relationships, his controversial public stances and those unforgettable songs, Dylan comes to life. PLUS: An exclusive appraisal of Dylan’s place in the Nobel Prize pantheon.

The Dylan Tapes

The Dylan Tapes
Author: Anthony Scaduto
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-04-26
ISBN: 1452961964
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dylan Tapes Book Excerpt:

The raw material and interviews behind Anthony Scaduto’s iconic biography of Bob Dylan draw an intimate and multifaceted portrait of the singer-songwriter who defined his era When Anthony Scaduto’s Bob Dylan: An Intimate Biography was first published in 1971, the Nobel Prize–winning songwriter, at thirty, had already released some of the most iconic albums of the 1960s, including Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde. Scaduto’s book was one of the first to take an investigative journalist’s approach to its subject and set the standard for rock music biography. The Dylan Tapes, compiled from thirty-six hours of interviews, is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Scaduto’s landmark book—and a close-up encounter with pivotal figures in Dylan’s life. These reel-to-reel tapes, found in a box in Scaduto’s basement, are a never-bootlegged trove of archival material about Dylan, drawn from conversations with those closest to him during the early years of his career. In the era of ten-second takes, these interviews offer uncommon depth and immediacy as we listen to friends and lovers recall the Dylan they knew as he created his professional persona and perfected his craft—from folk music, protest songs, and electric rock through the traumatic impact of a motorcycle crash to his later, more self-reflecting songwriting. Echo Helstrom, Dylan’s “Girl from the North Country,” is here, as are Suze Rotolo, who graced the cover of the Freewheelin’ album, and Joan Baez, remembering her relationship “to Bobby.” We hear from Mike Porco, who gave Dylan his first gig in New York City; Sid and Bob Gleason, who introduced him to his hero Woody Guthrie; folk artists from Greenwich Village, like Phil Ochs and Ramblin’ Jack Eliot; John Hammond Sr., who gave him his first record contract; plus a host of musicians, activists, folk historians, and archivists—and, of course, Dylan himself. From these reflections and frank conversations, many published here for the first time, a complex, finely observed picture emerges of one of the best known yet most enigmatic musicians of our time.

Bob Dylan In America

Bob Dylan In America
Author: Sean Wilentz
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-02-15
ISBN: 1407074113
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan In America Book Excerpt:

A brilliantly written and groundbreaking book about Dylan's music – now the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2016 – and its musical, political and cultural roots in early 20th-century America Growing up in Greenwich Village in the 1960s Sean Wilentz discovered the music of Bob Dylan as a young teenager. Almost half a century later, now a distinguished professor of American history, he revisits Dylan's work with the critical skills of a scholar and the passion of a fan. Drawing partly on his work as the current historian-in-residence on Dylan's official website, Sean Wilentz provides a unique blend of biography, memoir and analysis in a book which, much like its subject, shifts gears and changes shape as the occasion demands.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan
Author: Donald Brown
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2014-01-21
ISBN: 0810884216
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

Donald Brown follows shifting versions of Dylan, from songs of social involvement to more personal songs, exploring his influential albums, tours, and personas. In an engaging adventure, Brown provides insightful critical commentary on Dylan’s entire career in the context of its times to assess the relationship of Dylan's music to American culture.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan
Author: Clinton Heylin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 780
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Rock musicians
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

This new edition of Behind the Shades has been completely rewritten and substantially enlarged to take account not only of the last decade, but of ten more years of original research by the author. The result is a fully comprehensive and highly illuminating biography.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 35
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Singers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

The World of Bob Dylan

The World of Bob Dylan
Author: Sean Latham
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2021-05-06
ISBN: 1108499511
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World of Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

This book features 27 integrated essays that offer access to the art, life, and legacy of one of the world's most influential artists.

Behind the Shades

Behind the Shades
Author: Clinton Heylin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behind the Shades Book Excerpt:

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan
Author: Anthony Scaduto
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan
Author: Alan Stevenson
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2016-12-03
ISBN: 9781540793805
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bob Dylan Book Excerpt:

Bob Dylan is an American songwriter, singer, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when his songs chronicled social unrest. Early songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements. Leaving behind his initial base in the American folk music revival, his six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone," recorded in 1965, enlarged the range of popular music. Dylan's lyrics incorporate a wide range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. 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. His recording career, spanning more than 50 years, has explored the 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 the Great American Songbook. Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards, and harmonica. Backed by a changing lineup 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 songwriting is considered his greatest contribution. Since 1994, Dylan has published seven books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. As a musician, Dylan has sold more than 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He has also received numerous awards including eleven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award. Dylan has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. 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." In May 2012, Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. In 2016, Dylan received the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."