Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

  • Birthday: 1941-05-24
  • Place of birth: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
  • Also know as: Robert Allen Zimmerman

Biography

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and painter. He has been a major figure in music for five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler, and an apparently reluctant figurehead, of social unrest. Though he is well-known for revolutionizing perceptions of the limits of popular music in 1965 with the six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone," a number of his earlier songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war movements. His early lyrics incorporated a variety of political, social and philosophical, as well as literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed hugely to the then burgeoning counterculture. Initially inspired by the songs of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, Hank Williams, and the performance styles of Buddy Holly and Little Richard, Dylan has both amplified and personalized musical genres, exploring numerous distinct 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 swing. Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards, and harmonica. Backed by a changing line-up 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 his greatest contribution is generally considered to be his songwriting. Since 1994, Dylan has published three books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. As a songwriter and musician, Dylan has received numerous awards over the years including Grammy, Golden Globe, and Academy Awards; he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2008, a road called the Bob Dylan Pathway was opened in the singer's honor in his birthplace of Duluth, Minnesota. 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." Description above from the Wikipedia article Bob Dylan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Filmography

Bob Dylan - TV Live & Rare 1963 - 1975

2004

As Self (archive footage)

Masked and Anonymous

2003

As Jack Fate

Live Aid

1985

As Self

Eat the Document

1972

As Self

Hearts of Fire

1987

As Billy Parker

Bob Dylan Revealed

2011

As Self

Renaldo and Clara

1978

As Renaldo

Dylan Speaks 1965

2006

As Self

Tales From a Golden Age: Bob Dylan 1941-1966

2004

As Self (archive footage)

World Tour 1966: The Home Movies

2003

As Self (archive footage)

Seattle Supersonic

2005

As Self

65 Revisited

2007

As Self (archive footage)

Getting to Dylan

1987

As Self

Snapshots from the Tour

2015

As Himself

Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert

1999

As Self - Guest star

The Best Of Beat

2003

As Self (archive footage)

Born In Chicago

2013

As Self

YouTube Trilogy

2011

As Himself (archival footage)

Joan Baez: I Am a Noise

2023

As Self (archive footage)

Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues

2004

As Self (archive footage)

Festival

1967

As Self

The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash

2019

As Self (archive footage)

Mavis!

2015

As Self

The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

2017

As Self (archival footage)

The Last Waltz

1978

As Self

Kalvøyafestivalen - 50 år siden første riff

2021

As Self (archive footage)

Paradise Cove

1999

As Alfred - Chauffeur

I Am Not Your Negro

2017

As Self (archive footage)

Manson: Music From an Unsound Mind

2019

As Self (archive footage)

My Darling Vivian

2020

As Self (archive footage)

The People Speak

2009

As Self

Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music

2019

As Self (archive footage)

Catchfire

1990

As Artist (uncredited)

The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash

1978

As Self (archive footage)

The Greatest Night in Pop

2024

As Self (archive footage)

Sinatra: 80 Years My Way

1995

As Performer

Live Aid

2004

As Self

The Dancing Man of L.A.

2021

As Self (archive footage)

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

2011

As Self (archive footage)

Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol

1990

As Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

I'm Not There

2007

As Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

Production

Eat the Document

1972

As Director

Renaldo and Clara

1978

As Director

Eat the Document

1972

As Editor

Renaldo and Clara

1978

As Editor

A Complete Unknown

0000

As Executive Producer

Calico Joe

0000

As Producer

Bob Dylan - Dont Look Back

1967

As Original Music Composer

Bob Dylan - TV Live & Rare 1963 - 1975

2004

As Original Music Composer

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

1973

As Original Music Composer

Masked and Anonymous

2003

As Music

Prisoners of Beckett

2005

As Music

My Own Love Song

2010

As Music

Diary Films I - V

1971

As Music

Masked and Anonymous

2003

As Writer

Renaldo and Clara

1978

As Writer

E 9 10 22 - 9 10 23

2023

As Original Story

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