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Bob Dylan, Musician and Poet

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Photo to the right shows Bob Dylan in Barcelona, Spain, 1984

Bob Dylan in Barcelona, Spain, 1984

 

 

Bob Dylan received the 2016 Noble Prize for Literature for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

 

 

Biographies

 

Bob Dylan Bio from Rolling Stone

 

Bob Dylan from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

 

Bob Dylan from the Poetry Foundation

 

 

 

 

Autobiography and Song Lyrics


Excerpts from Chapter 5: River of Ice from Dylan's autobiography, Chronicles: Volume One

 

 

 


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Go here for a link to Chronicles: Volume One on Amazon

 

 

 

 

Bob Dylan Songs from Bob Dylan.com

 

 

 

 

The Definitive Ranking of Bob Dylan Studio Albums, from Worst to Best, 

 

The Daily Beast (May 24, 2016). Their ranking of the top 5:

 

  1. Blood on the Tracks (1975)
  2. Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
  3. Blonde on Blonde (1966)
  4. Time Out of Mind (1997)
  5. Bringing It All Back Home (1965)

 

Multimedia Resources

Bob Dylan and The Band,  Chicago, 1974
Bob Dylan and The Band, Chicago, 1974

 

 

 

Subterranean Homesick Blues on YouTube


See a Rare Video of Bob Dylan's Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues from NPR Music

Like a Rolling Stone on YouTube

Bob Dylan Performs The Times They Are a Changin at the White House (February 2010)

 

Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts

 

 

Learning Plans

 

Bob Dylan's "Lay, Lady, Lay" verse
Bob Dylan's "Lay, Lady, Lay" verse


Bob Dylan, the musician: America's Great One-Man Songbook, The New York Times (October 13, 2016)


Sounds of Change from Teaching Tolerance uses lyrics from multiple performers including Bob Dylan to show how music conveys ideas for justice and equity


Learning Ballads from The New York Times Learning Network

The Look of the Listen: Smithsonian Folkways Lesson Plan


Historical Connections

 
 

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