Bob Dylan – Icon of many music styles IV

Bob Dylan     Millennium he celebrated by work, his song Things Have Changed won Golden Globe Award for the Best Original Song and Academy Award for Best Song. Dylan’s greatest recent album was Love and Theft, which was realized on September 2001. This album was produced by Bob Dylan, but under pseudonym Jack Frost. Next years he released songs, and after five years he brought new studio album. During this period he recorded some songs and realized some different projects (He was grateful to Johnny Cash, who helped him and how Dylan said, „for standing up for me way back.“ He recorded song for Johnny Cash TV tribute. Releases movie – Masked & Anonymous – by Larry Charles). The movie had a limited run in Theatres and got many good critics.

On June 23, 2004, Dylan was awarded an honorary degree (Doctor of Music) by University of St.Andrew. On October of the same year, Dylan published his autobiography – Chronicles: Volume One, where he wrote also about the process, which ignited him to start to write own songs. The book was nominated for a National Book Award.

Martin Scorsese made film about Dylan’s biography – No Direction Home. The movie presented Dylan during years 1961 (Dylan came to New York) and 1966 (Dylan had motorcycle accident). The film received Peabody Award and Columbia duPont Award.

In 2005 Bob returned to recording studio to record Tell Ol’ Bill and in the next year album Modern Times, which was nominated for three Grammy Awards.
In his 65 years old, Bob became the oldest living musician to top the Billboard albums chart.

On May 3, 2006 there was premiere of Dylan’s DJ career, hosting in weekly radio program for XM Satellite Radio. BBC Radio 2 started transmission of Dylan’s radio to UK on December same year and BBC 6 Music on January next year.

On August 2007 the movie I’m Not There by Todd Haynes won Award. This movie was inspired by Dylan’s life, original soundtrack and the other tracks were Dylan’s songs, especially recorded for the movie by various interprets. Later Haynes wrote about person Dylan:
The minute you try to grab hold of Dylan, he’s no longer where he was. He’s like a flame: If you try to hold him in your hand you’ll surely get burned. Dylan’s life of change and constant disappearances and constant transformations makes you yearn to hold him, and to nail him down. And that’s why his fan base is so obsessive, so desirous of finding the truth and the absolutes and the answers to him – things that Dylan will never provide and will only frustrate…. Dylan is difficult and mysterious and evasive and frustrating, and it only makes you identify with him all the more as he skirts identity.

On October 2007 Columbia Records (recording studio) released Dylan’s anthology, and there was also released DVD The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965. In the same month, there was opened the first public exhibition of Bob Dylan paintings in Germany, with 170 watercolors and gouaches.

In the end of last year Dylan recorded new version of A Hard Rain’s A- Gonna Fall, double CD (Theme Time Radio Hour With Your Host Bob Dylan).
And what about his plans: Dylan is working on the next volume of his autobiography Chronicles: Volume One. He plans tour through Texas, Mexico, South America, Canada, Iceland, Russia and Europe.

Bob Dylan’s private life.

He married Sara Lownds on November 22, 1965. They had four children (Jesse Byron, Anna Lea, Samuel Isaac Abraham, Jacob Luke) and Dylan adopted Maria Lownds, daughter of his wife Sara Lownds‘ first marriage.

On June 1986 Dylan married Carolyn Dennis and they had daughter Desiree Gabrielle Dennis.

Discography:
1962 – Bob Dylan
1963 – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
1964 – The Times They Are a-Changin
1964 – Another Side of Bob Dylan
1965 – Bringing It All Back Home
1965 – Highway 61 Revisited
1966 – Blonde on Blonde
1967 – John Wesley Harding
1969 – Nashville Skyline
1970 – Self Portrait
1970 – New Morning
1973 – Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
1973 – Dylan
1974 – Planet Waves
1975 – Blood on the Tracks
1975 – The Basement Tapes
1975 – Desire
1978 – Street-Legal
1979 – Slow Train Coming
1980 – Saved
1981 – Shot of Love
1983 – Infidels
1985 – Empire Burlesque
1986 – Knocked Out Loaded
1988 – Down in the Groove
1989 – Oh Mercy
1990 – Under the Red Sky
1992 – Good as I Been to You
1993 – World Gone Wrong
1997 – Time Out of Mind
2001 – “Love and Theft”
2006 – Modern Times

Compilations:
1967 – Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits
1971 – Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. II
1971 – masterpieces
1985 – Biograph
1991 – The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3: Rare And Unreleased, 1961-1991
1994 – Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Volume 3
1997 – The Best of Bob Dylan Vol. 1
1997 – The Best of Bob Dylan Vol. 2
2000 – The Essential Bob Dylan
2005 – The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack
2005 – The Best of Bob Dylan
2007 – Dylan

Live Albums:
1974 – Before the Flood
1976 –Hard Rain
1979 – Bob Dylan at Budokan
1984 – Real Live
1989 – Dylan & The Dead
1993 – The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
1995 – MTV Unplugged
1998 – The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The “Royal Albert Hall”

Concert
2001 – Live 1961-2000: Thirty-Nine Years of Great Concert Performances
2002 – The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue
2004 – The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964, Concert at Philharmonic Hall
2005 – Live at the Gaslight 1962
2005 – Live at Carnegie Hall 1963

Singles
1962 – Mixed Up Confusion
1964 – Blowin’ in the Wind
1965 – The Times They Are a-Changin
1965 – Maggie’s Farm
1965 – Subterranean Homesick Blues
1965 – Like a Rolling Stone
1965 – Positively 4th Stret
1965 – Can you Please Crawl Out Your Window?
1966 – One of Us Must Know
1966 – Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
1966 – I Want You
1966 – Just Like a Woman
1967 – Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
1969 – I Trew It All Away
1969 – Lay Lady Lay
1969 – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
1970 – Wigwam
1971 – Watching the River Flow
1971 – If Not for You
1971 – George Jackson
1973 – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
1973 – A Fool Such as I
1974 – On a Night Like This
1974 – Something There Is About You
1974 – Most Likely You Go Your Way
1974 – All Along the Watchtower
1975 – Tangled Up in Blue
1975 – Hurricane
1976 – Mozambique
1977 – Rita Mae
1978 – Is Your Love in Vain?
1978 – Baby Stop Crying
1978 – Changing of the Guards
1979 – Gotta Serve Somebody
1979 – Precious Angel
1980 – Man Gave names to All The Animals
1980 – Solid Rock
1980 – Saved
1981 – Shot of Love
1981 – Heart of Mine
1983 – Union Sundown
1984 – Jokerman
1984 – Sweetheart Like You
1985 – Tight Connection to My Heart
1985 – When The Night Comes Falling from the Sky
1986 – Band of The Hand
1986 – Got My Mind Made Up
1988 – Silvio
1989 – Everything Is Broken
1989 – Slow Train
1990 – Unbelievable
1993 – My Back Pages
1995 – Dignity
1998 – Love Sick
2000 – Things Have Changed
2006 – Someday Baby
2007 – Most Likely You’ll Go Your Way

Movies:
Main roles:
1967 – Don’t Look Back
1969 – Eat the Document
1978 – Renaldo and Clara
2003 – Masked & Anonymous
2005 – No Direction Home

Actor:
1973 – Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
1987 – Hearts Of Fire
1990 – Backtrack aka „Catchfire“
1999 – Paradise Cove
2003 – Masked and Anonymous

Concerts:
1967 – Festival
1972 – The Concert For Bangladesh
1978 – The Last Waltz
1986 – Hard To Handle
1993 – The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
1995 – MTV Unplugged

Books:
1971 – Tarantule
1972 – Writings And Drawings
1985 – Lyrics: 1962
1994 – Drawn Blank
2004 – Chronicles: Vol. One
2004 – Lyrics: 1962 – 2001
2005 – The Bob Dylan Scrapbook, 1956-1966

Biography:
2007 – I’m Not There by Todd Haynes

Appearances
1967 – Festival
1971 – The Concert for Bangladesh
1972 – Rock of Ages
1978 – The Last Waltz
2002 – Postcards of the Hanging
2003 – Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan
2005 – A Musical History
2006 – Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan DVD

I want you

Desolation Row Live 1966

Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright

A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

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