Biography

Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman) is an American song-writer, author, poet and painter. He was born in Duluth, Minnesota. Soon after his birth, his family moved to Hibbing, where he went to school. Just like most of his peers at that time, Bob was into rock and roll, but after entering the Minneapolis University he shifted his focus to folk music. In a short while, he began his own musical career performing his own repertoire to the acoustic guitar and harmonica. In 1959, he gave up the university studies, took up the pseudonym Bob Dylan (after his favorite poet Dylan Thomas) and moved to New York. In the sixties, Dylan recorded his most celebrated works with a strong civil right message. Having signed a contract with Columbia, he produced his first albums Bob Dylan (1962), The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan (1963) and the most popular The Times They Are A-Changin (1964), and became one of the leading figures in the civil right movement. In 1965, Dylan made an unexpected step from folk to rock and gave a performance in Newport to accompaniment of the blues band The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. In his lyrics, he gradually abandoned the political issues and shifted to the the philosophical research of human existence. Dylan’s recording and concert activity became the foundation for conceptual rock and influenced the music of a great variety of groups.

It is right to say that Dylan broadened the universe of rock music and discovered the new opportunities for rock performers. His poetry changed the views of many outstanding musicians. Many of them, having read Dylan’s poems, came to a conclusion that their lyrics could express much more than love experience and personal feelings. By the middle of the sixties, Bob Dylan had achieved the status of a leading personality in the newborn youth subculture. His albums, Highway 61 Revisted (1965), Blonde On Blonde (1966), gained incredible fame, while their songs entered the repertoires of many well-know performers of that time. By that time, Dylan had already applied electrical instruments. In June 1966, Dylan suffered a terrible accident as his motorcycle crashed near his house. Bob was forced to vanish for a while as he was taken abed due to numerous fractures and partial paralysis. In 1968, he came back with the album John Wesley Harding, ranked first in the UK and second in the US. It was followed by another successful album, Nashville Skyline (1969). In 1971, Dylan released his novel ‘Tarantula’ written under the influence of Kerouac. He also played in the movie ‘Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid’. The film did not meet high acclaim, but one of its musical themes, Dylan’s song Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, became an international hit and one of the most often covered songs in his entire discography.

In the late seventies, Dylan released controversial albums Blood On The Tracks (1975), and Slow Train Coming (1979). The latter contained evangelical mission as he returned back to the Christian beliefs. Many fans were not satisfied with Dylan’s new role of a prophet. In the eighties and nineties Bob Dylan’s albums received mixed reviews. Some of his works were not good sellers or music valuables, but there were those deserving praise and recognition, like Infields (1983), Empire Burlesque (1984), or Knocked At Loaded (1986). In 1988, he made a great success participating in the project Traveling Wilburis together with Tom Petty, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison. In the nineties, Dylan almost abandoned the studio activity and focused on the Never Ending Tour, which was launched 1988, but never officially ended. Nevertheless, the singer made his fans happy by releasing his records: Love And Theft (2001), compilation The Essential Bob Dylan (2002) and Modern Times (2006). In 2008, he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation for his “profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power”. Two albums were issued in 2009: Together Through Life and Christmas In The Heart. Bob Dylan is considered one of the most influential persons in the culture of the twentieth century. The release of an extremely strong compilation album The Original Mono Recordings took place in 2010. That record includes Dylan’s songs, presented in an original mono-format. There is no doubt that the vintage sound of compositions that had become classical a long time ago will be really enjoyed by the musician’s fans: for many people The Original Mono Recordings will discover new edges of Dylan’s creativity.

Studio Albums

Bob Dylan, Triplicate mp3Triplicate
2017
  • Standards
  • Folk Rock
  • Traditional Pop
Bob Dylan, Fallen Angels mp3Fallen Angels
2016
  • Folk Rock
  • Standards
  • Traditional Pop
Bob Dylan, Shadows in the Night mp3Shadows in the Night
2015
  • Standards
  • Western Swing
Bob Dylan, Tempest mp3Tempest
The thirty fifth studio album by the great Bob Dylan called Tempest was released half a century after his debut work. But even now the musician has a lot to tell his fans
2012
  • Electric Blues
  • Blues
Bob Dylan, Together Through Life mp3Together Through Life
Cult US rock singer Bob Dylan, who needs no further introduction, released the brand new album Together Through Life. This collection of excellent pop folk tracks was recorded by him and his group spontaneously
2009
  • Americana
  • Blues
  • Blues Rock
  • Folk Rock
Bob Dylan, Modern Times mp3Modern Times
Bob Dylan's new image of a husky-voiced old cowpoke suits him perfectly well, and his vocals only improve as the time passes. More bizzare and enigmatic than both previous albums, Modern Times takes its name from Charlie Chaplin's silent film
2006
  • Americana
  • Blues Rock
  • Electric Blues
  • Folk Rock
  • Traditional Pop
Bob Dylan, "Love and Theft" mp3"Love and Theft"
2001
  • Americana
  • Blues
  • Blues Rock
  • Folk Rock
  • Western Swing
Bob Dylan, Time Out of Mind mp3Time Out of Mind
1997
  • Blues
  • Blues Rock
  • Country Blues
  • Folk Rock
Bob Dylan, World Gone Wrong mp3World Gone Wrong
1993
  • Blues
  • Country Blues
Bob Dylan, Good as I Been to You mp3Good as I Been to You
1992
  • Blues
  • Folk Rock
Bob Dylan, Under the Red Sky mp3Under the Red Sky
1990
  • Folk Rock
  • Pop/Rock
Bob Dylan, Oh Mercy mp3Oh Mercy
1989
  • Blues Rock
  • Folk Rock
  • Pop/Rock
Bob Dylan, Down in the Groove mp3Down in the Groove
1988
  • Folk Rock
  • Pop/Rock
Bob Dylan, Empire Burlesque mp3Empire Burlesque
1985
  • Pop/Rock
  • Synth Pop
Bob Dylan, Infidels mp3Infidels
1983
  • Pop/Rock
  • Rock
Bob Dylan, Blonde on Blonde mp3Blonde on Blonde
1982
  • Blues Rock
  • Folk Rock
Bob Dylan, Shot of Love mp3Shot of Love
1981
  • Christian Rock
  • Pop/Rock
Bob Dylan, Saved mp3Saved
1980
    Bob Dylan, Slow Train Coming mp3Slow Train Coming
    1979
    • Christian Rock
    • Folk Rock
    Bob Dylan, Street-Legal mp3Street-Legal
    1978
    • Folk Rock
    • Pop/Rock
    • Rock
    • Soul
    Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks mp3Blood on the Tracks
    1975
    • Folk Rock
    Bob Dylan, Desire mp3Desire
    1975
    • Country Rock
    • Folk Rock
    Bob Dylan, Planet Waves mp3Planet Waves
    1974
    • Country Rock
    • Folk Rock
    • Pop/Rock
    • Rock
    Bob Dylan, Dylan mp3Dylan
    1973
    • Country Rock
    • Folk Rock
    Bob Dylan, New Morning mp3New Morning
    1970
    • Country Rock
    • Folk Rock
    Bob Dylan, Self Portrait mp3Self Portrait
    1970
    • Blues Rock
    • Country Rock
    • Folk Rock
    • Rock
    Bob Dylan, Nashville Skyline mp3Nashville Skyline
    1969
    • Country
    • Country Rock
    • Folk Rock
    Bob Dylan, John Wesley Harding mp3John Wesley Harding
    1968
    • Country Blues
    • Country Rock
    • Folk Rock
    Bob Dylan, Lovesick mp3Lovesick
    1967
    • Pop/Rock
    Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home mp3Bringing It All Back Home
    1965
    • Electric Blues
    • Folk Rock
    Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited mp3Highway 61 Revisited
    1965
    • Blues Rock
    • Folk Rock
    Bob Dylan, Another Side of Bob Dylan mp3Another Side of Bob Dylan
    1964
    • Country Blues
    Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan mp3Bob Dylan
    1962
    • Blues
    • Country Blues

    EP

    Bob Dylan, Melancholy Mood mp3Melancholy Mood
    2016
    • Traditional Pop
    • Vocal Jazz

    Compilation albums

    Bob Dylan, Side Tracks mp3Side Tracks
    2013
    • Folk Rock
    Bob Dylan, Dylan mp3Dylan
    Bob Dylan, the cult American folk, rock and pop singer-songwriter, decided to make an overview of his long career and released a compilation DYLAN. The mighty work contains 51 perfect songs, written during 40 scene years
    2007
    • Blues
    • Country Blues
    Bob Dylan, The Essential Bob Dylan mp3The Essential Bob Dylan
    2001
    • Country Rock
    • Folk Rock
    Bob Dylan, Biograph mp3Biograph
    1985
    • Folk Rock

    Lives