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Bob Dylan Turns 75

Posted over 2 years ago by April S

Posted in History and Politics and Movies and Music | Tagged with biography, blues, digital music, folk, music, rock and streaming music

Bob Dylan was born on the 24th of May 1941 in Deluth, Minnesota - he turned 75 today. Dylan is mostly known as a singer-songwriter, but he is also an artist and activist. What can I say about Bob Dylan that hasn’t already been said? Truthfully – Nothing. Dylan is timeless and significant for many reasons to many people. Who else could perform folk, blues, country, rock, gospel and everything in between? Dylan is one of the most influential musicians of our time, so if you’re a musician or music fan and haven’t listened to any of his music some may say you’ve been living with your head in the sand. There has to be a reason so many musicians have found their inspiration from musicians like Bob Dylan. Perhaps there’s more to this complex character? Why not check him out for yourself and perhaps discover something worthwhile. The Toledo Lucas County Public Library owns quite a few resources related to Bob Dylan - below are just a few. So, visit your local library and delve into a little Dylan today.

Related Books

Another side of Bob Dylan : a personal history on the road and off the tracks / Victor Maymudes, co-written and edited by Jacob Maymudes
Dylan : the biography / Dennis McDougalWho is that man? : in search of the real Bob Dylan / David Dalton
A freewheelin' time : a memoir of Greenwich Village in the sixties / Suze RotoloBob Dylan : American troubadour / Donald BrownBob Dylan in America / Sean Wilentz
Small town talk : Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and friends in the wild years of Woodstock by Barney Hoskyns Dylan goes electric! : Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the night that split the sixties / Elijah Wald Bob Dylan : all the songs : the story behind every track / Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon

Tributes to Bob Dylan - hoopla

The Bob Dylan Songbook (Bob Dylan Tribute)Unplugged Tribute to Bob DylanTribute to Bob Dylan - Rémy Marietti
All Blues'd Up: Songs Of Bob Dylan - Taj Mahal Nod To Bob, A - An Artist's Tribute To Bob Dylan - Featuring Greg Brown, Guy Davis, Jack Elliott and many others.Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years Of Amnesty International

One of my favorite Bob Dylan covers of all time is All Along the Watchtower - performed by the late and great Richie Havens at the Newport folk Festival in 2008. My husband and I were incredibly lucky to see this performance live - unforgettable!  

Music CDs by Bob Dylan

The Essential Bob DylanThe Times They Are A-Changin' by Bob Dylan Fallen Angels by Bob Dylan
Blonde on Blonde by Bob DylanShadows in the Night by Bob DylanThe Witmark Demos, 1962-1964 by Bob Dylan (Bootleg Series, Vol. 9)


Happy 75th Birthday Bob Dylan - CNN

5 Ways to Celebrate Bob Dylan’s 75th Birthday - The Wall Street Journal

Bob Dylan Biography - Rolling Stone

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