Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:08:43 GMT
He was 20 years old. - After Dylan was in a serious motorcycle accident in 1966, he withdrew from touring and returned to a simpler, acoustic sound.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:38:14 GMT
On June 3rd, 1968, eight months after the first issue of Rolling Stone hit newsstands, editor and publisher Jann Wenner sat down at a typewriter and wrote Bob Dylan a letter. "I don't mean to add to the number of people that pester you every day," he wrote.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:17:32 GMT
As protest marches fill streets in cities across the country, participants are putting their concerns to song and, increasingly, to percussive chants. It's part of a long tradition of songs sung in protest against racial discrimination, wars, union busting, hippie culture, social injustices - even against protests.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 02:00:57 GMT
Back in 1964 Bob Dylan released his third studio album, The Times They Are A-Changin'. At the time of it's release the album did not necessarily resonate fully with his fans or the critics.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:56:09 GMT
After nearly eight years, Metallica has finally announced another full-scale North American tour. The band detailed 25 dates at stadiums, arenas and festivals between May 10 and August 16. Metallica's "WorldWired Tour" comes in support of the recently released HardwiredTo Self-Destruct .
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:14:17 GMT
THREE of the world's finest folk musicians will be taking to the stage at Nettlebed Village Club on Monday night . Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle will be familiar to fans of the BBC's acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions, six series of which have been recorded to date.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 03:33:37 GMT
Minnesota is in the house Sunday at the Grammys but will come home without any trophies. Mint Condition was a finalist for best R&B album and the prize went to Lalah Hathaway.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 00:39:32 GMT
Tom Petty was joined by Stevie Nicks on Friday during an event honoring him as the Recording Academy's Person of the Year, a benefit for the MusiCares Foundation. Tom Petty was joined by Stevie Nicks on Friday during an event honoring him as the Recording Academy's Person of the Year, a benefit for the MusiCares Foundation.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:40:02 GMT
Though the late photojournalist and Village Voice staffer Fred W. McDarrah was, according to his New York Times obit , a "self-described square," he's best known for photographing icons of the counterculture in the 1960s-both the people that made the scene what it was, and their haunts throughout Greenwich Village and beyond. His famous subjects are exactly the people you'd expect: Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac, and other iconoclasts of the era.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:17:40 GMT
As part of a series of intimate UK shows from Bob Dylan And His Band, three further dates have been announced which will see the Nobel Prize winning American songwriter embark on a three-night residency in London this coming April. In addition to his shows in Cardiff, Bournemouth, Nottingham, Glasgow, Liverpool and London's SSE Arena in May, Bob Dylan will be heading to the London Palladium on April 28th, 29th and 30th.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:33:01 GMT
The Falcon Assistant Professor of Classics Owen Ewald says that, in its lyrics, Bob Dylan's "Temporary Like Achilles" was heavily inspired by the story of "The Illiad." From English band Led Zeppelin's song "Achilles Last Stand," to Brad Pitt's performance as Achilles in "Troy" , Owen Ewald says that Homer's epic poem "The Iliad" has inspired numerous tributes to its characters and story in modern popular culture.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 21:24:06 GMT
Nothing amps up a street protest like a blood-rushing, revolutionary soundtrack. And with hundreds of thousands of Americans taking to the streets over the first two weeks of the Trump administration to speak out against President Trump's controversial immigration order and rallying for women's rights , there has been a rush on finding the perfect songs, or songs, to get feet and minds moving.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 01:46:19 GMT
In an emotional radio interview that will air today on Beats 1, Sir Elton describes the late singer as the "kindest and most generous man" and plays six tracks, including Nina Simone's I Put a Spell On You and Bob Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind, in his honour. He said: "I wanted to do a little tribute to him on the show because not only was he a good friend, but he was probably one of the most brilliant songwriters this country's ever produced, and certainly one of the best vocalists ever.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:57:45 GMT
In a voice as clear and unwavering as when she sang "We Shall Overcome" at the 1963 March on Washington, Joan Baez opened the San Francisco Women's March last month onstage with her acoustic guitar and a version of "No Nos Moveran," the Spanish version of "We Shall Not Be Moved." She also dedicated Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" to Barack and Michelle Obama and declared: "Women, we need to be empathetic when there is no empathy.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:27:36 GMT
It didn't seem possible for Dave Simonett to find humor anywhere among the scorched and wasted landscape that is his captivating new record. Like any good Minnesotan, though, he at least managed to laugh at himself.
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 18:21:27 GMT
Bob Dylan looked up to Woody Guthrie, today's nitwits admire Mariah Carey. That's right, she hit almost three decades ago and dominated the nineties and what was her message? Empty hedonism.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:02:56 GMT
The Bob Dylan Story recreates the Nobel Prize winner's classic hits, from The Times They Are A-Changin', Blowin' In The Wind and Mr Tambourine Man through to Like A Rolling Stone, Subterranean Homesick Blues, Lay Lady Lay, Knockin' On Heaven's Door and many more, while telling some of the fascinating tales behind them. Supported by a top backing band, the show promises to take its audience back to the 1960s, the era of Vietnam, anti-war and civil rights protests, and of course, timeless music spearheaded by the likes of Dylan, this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, as he plotted his journey from revered protest singer to provocative rock 'n' roll star to virtual recluse and back again, all in the space of a few short years.