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Bob Dylan – Bootleg Series (Complete) (Live)


Bob Dylan, nato con il nome di Robert Allen Zimmerman (Duluth, 24 maggio 1941), è un cantautore e compositore statunitense.

Distintosi anche come scrittore, poeta, attore, pittore, scultore e conduttore radiofonico, è una delle più importanti figure degli ultimi cinquant’anni nel campo musicale, in quello della cultura popolare e della letteratura a livello mondiale.[2][3][4]

La maggior parte delle sue canzoni più conosciute risale agli anni sessanta, quando l’artista si è posto come figura chiave del movimento di protesta americano. Canzoni come Blowin’ in the Wind e The Times They Are A-Changin’[5] sono diventate gli inni dei movimenti pacifisti e per i diritti civili.

I testi delle sue prime canzoni affrontano temi politici, sociali e filosofici e risentono di influenze letterarie, sfidando le convenzioni della musica pop e appellandosi allacontrocultura del tempo.

Nel corso degli anni Dylan ha ampliato e personalizzato il suo stile musicale arrivando a toccare molti generi diversi come country, blues, gospel, rock and roll, rockabilly,jazz e swing, ma anche musica popolare inglese, scozzese ed irlandese[6][7].

Oltre ad aver di fatto inventato (o re-inventato) la figura del cantautore contemporaneo[8][9], a Dylan si devono, tra le altre cose, l’ideazione del folk-rock (in particolare con l’album Bringing It All Back Home, del 1965)[10], il primo singolo di successo ad avere una durata non commerciale (gli oltre 6 minuti della celeberrima Like a Rolling Stone, del 1965)[11] e il primo album doppio della storia del rock (Blonde on Blonde, del 1966)[12]. Il video promozionale del brano Subterranean Homesick Blues (1965) è considerato da alcuni il primo videoclip in assoluto[13][14].

Tra i molti riconoscimenti che gli sono stati conferiti vanno menzionati almeno il Grammy Award alla carriera nel 1991[15], il Polar Music Prize (ritenuto da alcuni equivalente del premio Nobel in campo musicale[16]) nel 2000[17], il Premio Oscar nel 2001 (per la canzone Things Have Changed, dalla colonna sonora del film Wonder Boys, per la quale si è aggiudicato anche il Golden Globe)[18], il Premio Pulitzer nel 2008[19], la National Medal of Arts nel 2009[20] e la Presidential Medal of Freedom nel2012[21].

La rivista Rolling Stone lo inserisce al secondo posto nella lista dei 100 miglior artisti[22] e al settimo in quella dei 100 migliori cantanti[23].

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Bob Dylan (/ˈdɪlən/; born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when his songs chronicled social unrest, although Dylan repudiated suggestions from journalists that he was a spokesman for his generation. Nevertheless, early songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’” became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements. Leaving his initial base in the American folk music revival, Dylan’s six-minute single “Like a Rolling Stone” altered the range of popular music in 1965. His mid-1960s recordings, backed by rock musicians, reached the top end of the United States music charts while also attracting denunciation and criticism from others in the folk movement.

Dylan’s lyrics have incorporated various political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed to the burgeoningcounterculture. Initially inspired by the performances of Little Richard, and the songwriting of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson and Hank Williams, Dylan has amplified and personalized musical genres. His recording career, spanning 50 years, has explored the 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 the Great American Songbook. 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 considered his songwriting.

Since 1994, Dylan has published six books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. As a musician, Dylan has sold more than 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time; he has received numerous awards including Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award; he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for “his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.” In May 2012, Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama.

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