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Born Duluth, Minnesota, May 24, 1941.

Robert Zimmerman first entered the public consciousness as a Greenwich Village folk singer back in 1961, two years after his reincarnation as Bob Dylan. The fragile young songwriter had started out as much a rocker as a folkie, but had cashed in his Mystery Train ticket to make it on the folk scene, the only thing happening in a music world caught in the doldrums between the advent of rock’n’roll and its 60s apotheosis. Dylan, frustrated by the stylistic McCarthyism of his audience, quickly began to experiment, first with forays into stream-of-consciousness writing and then, inspired by groups like The Beatles, The Animals and The Byrds, by going electric. The beards hated it, but the results were three of the greatest albums ever recorded, and status as the iconic spokesman for a generation. His obliquely revelatory lyrics, combined with a reclusive attitude to the press, and industrial-strength sunglasses, led to the creation of an enigmatic persona unique in popular music. [read more...]

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  • Blood On The Tracks -- Bob Dylan; Audio CD
  • The Ballad Of Ramblin' Jack (2000 Film) [SOUNDTRACK] -- Ramblin' Jack Elliott, et al; Audio CD
  • Highway 61 Revisited -- Bob Dylan; Audio CD
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    The Ballad Of Ramblin' Jack (2000 Film) [SOUNDTRACK] ~ Ramblin' Jack Elliott
    Bob Dylan
    Johnny Cash
    Woody Guthrie
    Original Release Date: 2000
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    The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live, 1966: The "Royal Albert Hall Concert" [LIVE] ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1998
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    Nashville Skyline/New Morning/John Wesley Harding [BOX SET] ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1997
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    Time Out Of Mind ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1997
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    The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan/The Times They Are A-Changin/Another Side Of Bob Dylan [BOX SET] ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1995
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    MTV Unplugged [Live, 1994] [LIVE] ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1995
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    Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. 3 ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1994
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    World Gone Wrong ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1993
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    Good As I Been To You ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1992
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    The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3 : Rare And Unreleased, 1961-1991 [BOX SET] ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1991
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    Under The Red Sky ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1990
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    Oh Mercy ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1989
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    Dylan & The Dead [Live, 1987] [LIVE] ~ Bob Dylan
    Grateful Dead
    Original Release Date: 1989
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    Down In The Groove ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1988
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    Knocked Out Loaded ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1986
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    Biograph [BOX SET] ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1985
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    Empire Burlesque ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1985
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    Biograph (Slipcase) [BOX SET] ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1985
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    Real Live [In Europe, 1984] [LIVE] ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1985
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    Infidels ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1983
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    Shot Of Love ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1981
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    Saved ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1980
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    At Budokan [Live In Japan, February, 1978] [LIVE] ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1979
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    Slow Train Coming ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1979
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    Street Legal [Remaster] [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED] ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1978
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    Hard Rain ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1976
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    Desire ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1976
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    The Basement Tapes ~ The Band
    Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1975
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    Blood On The Tracks ~ Bob Dylan
    Original Release Date: 1975
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    Before The Flood [Live With The Band, 1974] [LIVE] ~ Bob Dylan
    The Band
    Original Release Date: 1974
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