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Rock News Two: The week in pop

Eminem's "Lose Yourself" single from the "8 Mile" soundtrack tops the Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth straight week.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include songwriter Hoagy Carmichael in 1899; Three Dog Night drummer Floyd Sneed in 1943 (age 59); bassist Aston Barrett of Bob Marley and the Wailers in 1946 (age 56); Steve Van Zandt, a.k.a. "Miami Steve" or "Little Steven," formerly w
By United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Alfredo De La Fe, considered to be the top violinist in Salsa music, has formed an organization called "Latino Musicians Against Drugs."
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Dick Smothers of the Smothers Brothers, who was born in 1939 (age 63); the Lettermen's Tony Butalo in 1940 (age 62); Norman Greenbaum in 1942 (age 60); Danny McBride of Sha Na Na in 1945 (age 57); the late Duane Allman was born i
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 16-22.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include John Paul Hammond, who was born in 1943 (age 59); Tubes guitarist Roger Steen in 1949 (age 53); and bassist Wayne Parker of Glass Tiger in 1960 (age 42).
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Tom Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival, who was born in 1941; Phil May of The Pretty Things in 1944 (age 58); REO Speedwagon drummer Alan Gratzer and Blue Oyster Cult's Joe Bouchard, both in 1948 (age 54); Iron Maiden guitar
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The Allied invasion of German-occupied North Africa began on this date in 1942, when more than 400-thousand soldiers landed on the shores of the African continent.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 9-15.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Patti Page, who was born in 1927 (age 75); Bonnie Bramlett, of the duo Delaney and Bonnie, and Atlanta Rhythm Section's Robert Nix, both in 1944 (age 58); Turtles drummer Donald Murray in 1945 (age 57); guitarist/singer Roy Wood
By United Press International

Country Music News

The International Bluegrass Music Association awards show may -- for the first time ever -- be televised next year. IBMA executive director Dan Hays tells CMT.com he's "optimistic" about talks aimed at televising the event will spawn some good news early
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Kirk McGee, who was born in 1899; country's Delbert McClinton in 1940 (age 62); Chris Difford of Squeeze in 1954 (age 48); James Honeyman-Scott of the Pretenders in 1957; the Fat Boys' Kool Rock, whose real name is Damon
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Earl "Speedo" Carroll of the Cadillacs and the Coasters, who was born in 1937 (age 65); David "Jay" Black of Jay and the Americans in 1938 (age 64); Bruce Welch of the Shadows in 1941 (age 61); J.D. Souther in 1945 (age 57); Len
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(Nov. 2)
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Keith Emerson, of Emerson Lake and Palmer, who was born in 1944 (age 58); bassist Rick Grech of Blind Faith and Traffic in 1945 (age 57); Sugarloaf's Robert Yeazel in 1946 (age 56); Dan Peek, formerly with America, in 1950 (age 5
By United Press International
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Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan performs on the MBNA stage at the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest on LeBreton Flats in Ottawa, Canada on July 5, 2007. (UPI Photo/Grace Chiu).
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Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and painter. He has been a major figure in music for five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler, and an apparently reluctant figurehead, of social unrest. Though he is well-known for revolutionizing perceptions of the limits of popular music in 1965 with the six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone," a number of his earlier songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war movements.

His early lyrics incorporated a variety of political, social and philosophical, as well as literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed hugely to the then burgeoning counterculture. Initially inspired by the songs of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, Hank Williams, and the performance styles of Buddy Holly and Little Richard, Dylan has both amplified and personalized musical genres, exploring numerous distinct traditions in American song—from folk, blues and country to gospel, rock and roll, and rockabilly, to English, Scottish, and Irish folk music, embracing even jazz and swing.

Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards, and harmonica. Backed by a changing line-up of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour. His accomplishments as a recording artist and performer have been central to his career, but his greatest contribution is generally considered to be his songwriting.

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