- From folk to rock music
Bob Dylan – Musicians and Nobel Prize winners for literature
Bob Dylan was born as Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota. As an American musician and poet, he influenced the 20. Decisive century. In 2016, the Nobel Prize for Literature. The singer, guitarist and pianist also plays organ and harmonica.
From folk to rock music
Even as a teenager, Dylan heard music from Hank Williams, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly. These musicians were their inspiration for the greatest desire to become a singer and guitarist. Likewise, Dylan was interested in the literary works of John Steinbecks and receives a promotion of his musical talent from his parents. Dylan’s cousin taught him playing the piano. When Dylan changed to guitar, he exercised Blues standards from the radio. Elvis Presley was another idol of the young musician. In high school, he appeared as a member of the ‘The Jokers’ group, which later reformatted with cover versions as the band ‘The Golden Chors’. In September 1959, Dylan occupied in the University of Minnesota in St. Paul as main character music. In his residential district Dinkytown, he came into contact with the folk music of Pete Seeger, ‘The Kingston Trio’ and Woody Guthrie and was fascinated by his technique.
The beginning of a career
After he had occurred under his artist name ‘Bobby Zimmerman’, he switched to the surname ‘Dylan’. Numerous stories circulate about the inspiration to this name. Dylan now sought a serious existence as a musician and submitted this proposal to his parents who set him an ultimatum: do not introduce success within a year, he had to learn a conventional profession at the university. In the New York district of Greenwich Village, Dylan feasted in the year 1961 foot and got to know the ‘Beatniks’. Their well attended concerts produced the Beatnik movement in folk music and inspired Dylan in his art. His society-critical focus was also sharpened. So the so-called Love / Hate songs’ Dont ‘Think Twice’, ‘It’s All Right’, ‘Boots of Spanish Leather’ and ‘Ballad in Plain D’, which added the previously romantic-smoked love songs a gloomy variant. Dylan had his first professional appearance on the 11th. April 1961 in the pre-program of John Lee Hooker. John Hammond was attentive to Dylan and took him in autumn for the major label Columbia under contract. Despite a financially small stake of five percent, Dylan agreed, received the breakthrough with his albums’ The Freewheelin ‘Bob Dylan’ and ‘The Times They A-Changin’ ‘the breakthrough and defended the military-industrial complex with the following song’ Masters Of was’.
Politics, rock music and change
At the ‘Civil Rights March’ to Washington, Martin Luther King held his famous speech ‘I Have a Dream’ and Bob Dylan also stepped on this 28. August 1963 on. The cold war, racial impaires and social reforms, Dylan significantly influenced in his art, but his role as a symbol figure and idol of that time he refused with his 25 years. He continued to focus on his music career and made a companion band together. First, Dylan’s turning to the electric guitar was rejected by the audience, so he was even expiring from the stage at a concert, after the moderator Peter Yarrow had asked him back, Dylan finished the concert with acoustic guitar and harmonica. Nevertheless, Dylan became the rock star. The Albums’ Bringing It All Back Home ‘,’ Highway 61 Revisited ‘and Blind On Blonde’ show this change. He stopped the pressure of the journalists by absurd answers because he did not see himself as a traitor of the folk movement. Nevertheless, this stress on his health. Even his drug use remained the public remotely. Only a motorcycle accident on the 29. July 1966 brought the change in Dylan’s lifestyle. Less concerts, more family life and considering his health now had priority. However, he did not turn away from the music, but oriented to the Country music. For example, projects with the Country musician Johnny Cash emerged. Also Neil Young and the ‘Byrds’ worked together with Dylan during this time and shaped the country skirt.
Despite a successful world tour in 1978, Dylan felt increasingly burned out and visited a three-month Bible course of the Vineyard movement. In the 1980s, Dylan’s success. The albums ‘infields’ and ‘Empire Burlesque’ were still celebrated with high-profile songs, but ‘Knocked Out Loud’ and ‘Down in The Groove’ were torn by the critics. Alcohol problems were the episode of Dylan’s crisis. His contribution to the ‘Live Aid Concert’ on 13. July 1985, however, was a success. Only from the year 1988 Dylan experienced a upswing and started his unofficially called ‘Never Ending Tour’ with about 100 concerts per year around the globe. ‘In the Rock and Roll of Fame, he was also recorded and produced with this new momentum the album’ Oh Mercy ‘. He received the grammy for his life’s work in 1991. In November 1994 he took a live album and a DVD and also the ‘Woodstock I Festival’ was enriched by his appearance for the ‘MTV-Unplugged series’. Other albums like ‘Self Portrait’, ‘New Morning’ and ‘Planet Waves’ followed and also film music belongs through the Western ‘Paul Garrett hunts Billy the Kid’ in Dylan’s repertoire. His hymn ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door ‘was created for this movie. His albums ‘Before The Flood’ and ‘Blood on the Tracks’ were the harbingings for Dylan’s Legendary Project ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’, starting in 1975. A musical hiking circus joined me different musicians at numerous places in the USA.
Icon and filmmaker
Two honorary doctoral titles designate Dylan as an icon of the 20. Century, because the mutual embossing of his songs and the respective time spirit have an influence on society. Metaphors and literary references raised collection in Dylan’s songs and fusion with his music on a complex way. In addition, Dylan is a gifted draftsman and painter. Pencil and coal belong to his tool. Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart and Van Morrison are musicians inspired by Dylan. His songs were often covered and reinterpreted. A three-part autobiography appeared under the title ‘Chronicles’ and was also published. The US director Martin Scorsese worked on Dylan’s career in his documentation ‘No Direction Home – Bob Dylan’ published in 2005. Dylan led in a four-hour movie titled ‘Renaldo & Clara’s own director. The script on the film ‘Masked and Anonymus’ appeared in 2003 comes from his pen. This was followed by more albums and the musical poem ‘murder Most Foul’ published in March 2020, whose title is a quote from Shakespeares ‘Hamlet’.
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