Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan born Robert Allen Zimmerman May 24, 1941. A musician, songwriter, producer and author with his genres being folk, folk rock, blues, rock and gospel. Through his storied career he has won 11 Grammy Awards, 1 Academy Award and 1 Golden Globe Award. All questions about his life, history and career can be found here.

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Did Bob Dylan play at Woodstock in 1994?

Yes he did. See Related links below for more information.

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Actress that played Bob Dylan?

The actress that played Bob Dylan was Cate Blanchett.

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Where was Bob Dylan's Woodstock NY home located?

which one?

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How can a strong wish change into an obsession?

You basically answered your own question. Usually when your making a wish you already want something and if as you stated have a "strong wish" you are already obsessed to begin with. If you find this is an obsession that is overbearing you should really seek help for this.

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Are Dick Don or Bob Williams dead?

Don Williams is still alive!

So is Dick.

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Is Bob Dylan still alive?

lol no

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Is Bob Dylan Jewish?

Bob Dylan's original name was Robert Allen Zimmerman, and he was born to Jewish parents. In the 1970s, he declared himself a born-again Christian, but returned in later years to his roots in Judaism.

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Did actor Bob Crane ever live in upstate NY near Hornell?

In 1950, Bob Crane started broadcasting in Hornell, NY at WLEA. Hornell is a very small city of approximately 9,000 people (a little over 15,000 in 1950) located in western Steuben County. It is approximately 55 miles from Rochester, NY.

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What is bob dylan's favorite color?

blue

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Is Bob Dylan dead yet?

nope he's still touring has his own radio show even sells paintings . he's 67years old now and has played for presidents ,royalty and pope John paul at the christian youth days. his public fan base of which I'm sure doesn't include you.is loyal to him as is most of the entertainment field. he probally makes more in a month than you'll ever earn in your life. now do youhave a life insurance policy out on him ? why else would you care if he is dead . I'm sure he doesn't care if you're alive or dead. besides once he goes there will never be anyone to take his place.

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Why is Bob Dylan such a significant figure in rock history and what is his connection to the folk revival movement the 1950s beat culture and the Newport Folk Festival of 1965?

Dylan's contribution to rock history is one of talent, lots of talent. His talent is literary. Dylan began writing after he found that he could not make it singing Woody Guthrie songs. He arrived at NYC at just the right time. He had definite mentors: Pete Seeger is given a lot of credit but I think Rambling Jack Elliot gave him more. He copied Elliot's tics and singing style, a style Elliot stole from Guthrie.

Dylan did not know what potential he had until he was forced to either write or become just another hippie with a guitar. Growing up in the 50s, he must have known about Kerouac; later he was to be influenced by Ginsberg. Dylan entered the folk scene as a way of making it. (He has acknowledged the influence of the Irish folk group The Clancy Brothers.) He was was not interested so much in folk as he was in finding a path to rock. Bringing it all back home, Dylan's album says it all. Rock started in America, went to England, with the Beatles, and Dylan brought it back home. "Another side of Dylan" says it all.

To understand Dylan you need to see all his sides, he's not just one person. To grow he needed to leave his folks/folkies behind and enter into Rock. He did it in a big way. he forced the NEWport folk festival audience to boo him (by turning the music so loud that there was an uproar). Dylan wanted to be booed. "You must leave now, take what you think will last / Leave the dead behind, they will not follow you."

To understand Dylan is not to understand a personality. Dylan the person is not Dylan the song writer. What he himself thinks and feels is separate from what his songs say. When asked, he says that the songs just came to him. It is a good question to ask if Dylan constructs his songs like a carpenter or if he lets the muses speak through him. The answer is difficult, as "poets tell many a lie." Who is Bob Dylan? Perhaps a very politically conservative intelligent business man who sells himself.

There were no hippies in the 50s; they came in the 70s. He sang "It's all over now" at Forest Hills and Newport as an encore. He would open acoustically and at the half turn the amps up, then come out with a guitar and sing "Baby Blue" telling the Folk people to take what they think will keep them happy for a while but he was moving on.

Dylan is a significant personality in the history of music because he was constantly reinventing himself as the fan base he originally sang for would change and he was always one step ahead of them. Look at a lot of Dylan outdoor concerts - the fan base has gray hair to no hair from retirees to high school and younger. Parents and grandparents take their heirs and say to them, "Listen to the words he says; you'll never see his kind again." Much as parents took children to see Joe di Maggio and Babe Ruth, for their kind come this way but once.

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Does Bob Dylan sing any songs where he speaks of death?

no

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What instruments does Bob Dylan play?

guitar, harmonica, harp, drums, banjo, flute, violin, bass, saxaphone, keyboard, and lastly tuba

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Who is more influential Bob Dylan or John Lennon?

Well this answer depends onones personal opinion, but I think most people would agree that its Dylan. Bob Dylan has been described as one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, musically and culturally. Dylan was included in theTime 100: The Most Important People of the Century where he was called "master poet, caustic social critic and intrepid, guiding spirit of the counterculture generation". In 2004, he was ranked number two in Rolling Stone magazine's list of "Greatest Artists of All Time". Dylan biographer Howard Sounes placed him in even more exalted company when he said, "There are giant figures in art who are sublimely good---Mozart, Picasso, Frank Lloyd Wright, Shakespeare, Dickens. Dylan ranks alongside these artists."

His most famous song, Like a Rolling Stone, was named the greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine. Another one of his famous songs, All Along the Watchtower, has been covered by such musical geniuses as Jimi Hendrix, U2, Dave Matthews, Prince, Neil Young, Grateful Dead, John Mellencamp, Pearl Jam, Bryan Ferry, The Allman Brothers, and Metallica.

A quote from the Time100 article, "Dylan was suddenly a singer no longer. He was a shaman. A lot of people called him a prophet. In a way, it must have been scarier than being booed. Everything he sang, said, did or even wore took on a specific gravity that made it harder and harder for him to move. The music became so important to so many people, took on such awesome proportions, that Dylan could respond only with the ultimate sanity: silence."

He had an influence in fashion as well. Zimbio named him the #18 most influential person in fashion. Motorcycle boots, skinny blazers, stovepipe jeans, striped shirts, fitted pea coats, flat-heeled, mod boots, and striped scarves were all popularized by Dylan. The Rayban Wayfarers, some of the most popular sunglasses of all time, were also popularized by Dylan.

If you were to compare the Beatles as a whole to Dylan, it might be a fairer argument. But Dylan vs Lennon is no contest: Dylan in straight sets.

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What is Bob Dylan's fanmail address?

Bob Dylan P.O. Box 870

Cooper Station

New York, NY 10276

USA

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Were the beatles pictured on Bob Dylan's Jon wesley harding album cover?

Looks to me like Dylan, a couple of Native Americans or maybe pirates and some old fart, maybe a local farmer.

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When was Bob Dylan born?

Bob Dylan was born on May 24, 1941.

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Why do mimes wear white face paint and white gloves?

The white makeup helps to make the mime's facial expressions more noticeable, and it creates a more neutral character that is easier for everyone to identify with. == == == ==

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What is bob dylan's favorite food?

Turkish Marvin, it's a form of eggplant that comes from Nebraska.

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Did Bob Dylan meet Jimi Hendrix?

not formally

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Is Bob Dylan left handed?

Nope, Bob is left handed but plays right

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When was Bob Dylan's first number one?

not too sure when but there is some information here that might help http://uk.music.yahoo.com/ar-312874-bio--Bob-Dylan

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Did Bob Dylan influence Bruce Springsteen?

Yes: Springsteen cites him frequently as one of his influences, along with Elvis and James Brown. His influence is notable in the poetic lyrics of Springsteen first albums.

On another level, Dylan, himself an admirer of Woody Guthrie, led Springsteen to Guthrie's work. ("The Ghost of Tom Joad" was inspired by Guthrie's work and the movie "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Ford.)

Dylan himself has called Springsteen "his younger brother".

Yes he did he gave Bruce the choice to be as independent as he wanted to be.

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What drugs did Bob Dylan do?

Bob Dylan did a variety of drugs, too many to know or list, but his main drugs of choice were Methamphetamines (like speed) and Marijuana.

He was also addicted to cocaine for some time, a right of passage for many a rolling stone.

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Why might a hippie have worn a t shirt with bob Dylan picture on it?

To show approval in anti war music. just did it on APEX

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