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Bob Dylan

  • March 7, 2021

How do we begin to even talk about this artist — probably the most influential and prolific songwriter of his generation?

The American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman) is often regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time. Dylan has been a major figure in popular culture for more than 50 years. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” (1963), “The Times They Are a-Changin’” (1964) and the timeless and shockingly still- relevant  “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” became anthems for the civil rights and anti-war movements and in fact an entire generation. His lyrics during this period incorporated a range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences, defying pop music conventions and appealing to a then burgeoning counterculture.

This playlists spans his lengthy career from live dates in the mid 1960’s to songs from his latest release Rough and Rowdy Ways (2020).

 

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