Dylan

13th May 2011, 'Like A Rolling Stone' was voted as Bob Dylan's best-ever song by Rolling Stone Magazine, who had asked the opinions of a panel of writers, academics and musicians to compile a poll to mark Dylan's 70th birthday on 24th May. 'Like A Rolling Stone', was described by U2's Bono as 'a black […]

See how many you can score in our very hard Bob Dylan quiz: https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/quizzes/the-very-hard-bob-dylan-quiz/ The Very Hard Bob Dylan Quiz How well do you know Bob Dylan? Our tough (but fun) quiz will test you out, can you get them all! Article source: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10161526109425167

1st May 1969, Bob Dylan recorded an appearance for The Johnny Cash Show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. After two solo numbers from Dylan, Johnny Cash joined him for a rendition of 'Girl From The North Country'. In this primetime show, Cash enjoyed booking contemporary performers as guests; Neil Young, James Taylor, Ray […]

9th April 1969, Bob Dylan released his ninth studio album Nashville Skyline, which embraced country music. With liner notes by Johnny Cash, (who also appeared on the record), at the time of release it was dismissed by some critics as lightweight, but included 'Lay, Lady, Lay', a major hit single for Dylan. The album also […]

19th March 1962, Bob Dylan's debut album Bob Dylan was released in the Untied States. Initially poor sales led the record to be known around Columbia Records as ‘Hammond's Folly’ (John Hammond was producer of Dylan’s early recordings and the man responsible for signing Dylan). The album was praised by the New York City weekly […]

13th February 1969, Bob Dylan recorded versions of 'Lay, Lady, Lay', at Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. 'Lay Lady Lay' was originally written for the soundtrack of the movie Midnight Cowboy, but wasn't submitted in time to be included in the finished film. The song has gone on to become a standard and has […]

July can’t come soon enough! Neil Young and Bob Dylan to co-headline British Summer Time 2019 Link to original article here

23rd Oct 1963, Bob Dylan recorded 'The Times They Are A-Changin' at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City. Dylan wrote the song as a deliberate attempt to create an anthem of change for the time, influenced by Irish and Scottish ballads. In January 1984, a young Steve Jobs would recite the second verse of […]

The Woodstock festival had just completed Aug. 19, 49 years ago. One of the questions on a lot of peoples minds then was 'how come Bob Dylan didn't play at the festival? It was virtually in his back yard!" Here is a story from the UK that might answer that question. http://www.independent.co.uk/…/bob-dylan-how-the-isle-of-wi… Here’s how the […]

Our Bob Dylan book is available in print and all digital formats. We are very pleased to announce that we have our first This Day in Music book out – Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There. More than 300 fans, friends and colleagues tell their stories of seeing, knowing and working with Bob […]


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