Bob Dylan In His Prime

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BOB DYLAN IN HIS PRIME




























From the early ‘60s until now, Bob Dylan has written a plethora of amazing songs, but none were as progressive or as influential as those released in the years of 1965 and 1966. Over the course of the last 45 years, he has worn a variety of different personas: folk troubadour and protest singer, weary-eyed romantic, and born again Christian. But none of these Dylans were as iconic as that of the beatnik poet/psychedelic hipster of the mid-1960s.
Robert Allan Zimmerman was born in Duluth, Minnesota on May 24, 1941. His Jewish middle-class parents raised him conventionally but passion couldn’t help from pouring out of him, even at a young age. ... View More »

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The following year he released his first album, the self-titled “Bob Dylan,” which failed to excite critics or music fans, selling a measly 5,000 copies in its first year. Columbia almost dropped his contract and if not for support from producer John Hammond and influential names like Johnny Cash, they would have.

But, in 1963, the times-a-changed for the better and Dylan released his second LP, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. The album consisted almost entirely of original songs
and was a bonafide success. It contained some of the most famous tracks he had ever recorded, including “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall,” which, with its apocalyptic tone, achieved an unprecedented significance just weeks after it was recorded when the Cuban missile crisis came into fruition, and the legendary “Blowin’ in the Wind,” which became the anthem for not only the folk protest movement of the time but the civil rights movement as well. Dylan sang with folk songstress and romantic interest Joan Baez at protest rallies, including the March on Washington where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I have a dream” speech.
His Bobness was by and large associated as being the spokesperson of folk protest music, which became not only a genre unto itself but a fad, and, as he would do many times later on his career, he grew tired of this role. His late running buddy David Blue summed it up nicely: “You can’t imagine what it was like to be Bob Dylan at this time. One day he was a respected young songwriter, the next he was this thing. The Voice Of A Generation. The Man With All The Answers. ...

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