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Martin Scorsese is producing a Grateful Dead documentary

Martin Scorsese is producing a Grateful Dead documentary

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) --Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese has confirmed he is producing a documentary about the iconic rock band the Grateful Dead.
Karen Butler
Alice Cooper says he paved the way for today's pop star antics

Alice Cooper says he paved the way for today's pop star antics

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 (UPI) --Alice Cooper says Shakira, Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga are just doing an updated version of the role he first crafted for himself in the 60s and 70s.
Brooks Hays
Swedish scientists sneak Bob Dylan quotes into papers

Swedish scientists sneak Bob Dylan quotes into papers

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 26 (UPI) --A group of five Swedish scientists revealed they have a wager to see who can work the most Bob Dylan quotes into research articles.
Ben Hooper
Bob Dylan is named MusiCares Person of the Year

Bob Dylan is named MusiCares Person of the Year

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 24 (UPI) --Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is to be honored as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year at a benefit gala dinner and concert Feb. 6.
Karen Butler
Adam Levine does mean Michael Jackson impression on 'Tonight Show'

Adam Levine does mean Michael Jackson impression on 'Tonight Show'

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) --Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine showcased his impersonation talents during an appearance on Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" on Tuesday.
Veronica Linares
Idina Menzel to perform at the MLB All-Star Game

Idina Menzel to perform at the MLB All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS, July 9 (UPI) --Idina Menzel will perform the National Anthem and "Forever Young" by Minnesota native Bob Dylan at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis, Minn. on July 15.
Annie Martin
Draft of Bob Dylan's 'Rolling Stone' lyrics sell for $2 million [PHOTOS]

Draft of Bob Dylan's 'Rolling Stone' lyrics sell for $2 million [PHOTOS]

NEW YORK, June 24 (UPI) --Handwritten lyrics for Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" sold for $2 million at Sotheby's in New York.
Kate Stanton
UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 24, 2014
By United Press International
Mick Jagger covers Bob Dylan at L'Wren Scott memorial

Mick Jagger covers Bob Dylan at L'Wren Scott memorial

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- Mick Jagger sang Bob Dylan's "Just Like a Woman" in tribute to L'Wren Scott, who committed suicide last March.
Kate Stanton
Bob Dylan to star in Chrysler Super Bowl ad

Bob Dylan to star in Chrysler Super Bowl ad

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Bob Dylan's music to be featured in Chobani and Chrysler ad.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Bob Dylan guitar sells for nearly $1M at auction

Bob Dylan guitar sells for nearly $1M at auction

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The guitar U.S. musician Bob Dylan played the first time he was backed by an electric band in a show sold for nearly $1 million at auction, Christie's said.
Bob Dylan's Newport guitar sells for nearly $1M

Bob Dylan's Newport guitar sells for nearly $1M

Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Bob Dylan's guitar from the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sets record and sells for nearly $965,000.
Evan Bleier
Bob Dylan charged with incitement to hatred in France

Bob Dylan charged with incitement to hatred in France

PARIS, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has been charged in France with incitement to hatred after he was quoted in an interview comparing Croatians to Nazis.
Bob Dylan releases new video for 1965's 'Like a Rolling Stone'

Bob Dylan releases new video for 1965's 'Like a Rolling Stone'

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Iconic U.S. singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has posted an interactive music video for his classic 1965 song "Like a Rolling Stone" on his website.
Bob Dylan unveils interactive music video for 'Like a Rolling Stone'

Bob Dylan unveils interactive music video for 'Like a Rolling Stone'

Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Bob Dylan's classic hit gets a music video nearly 50 years after its release.
Kate Stanton
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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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