Dylan at Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, in June 2010
Underwater atomic test "Baker", Bikini Atoll, Pacific Ocean, 1946
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Dylan at Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, in June 2010
Free Speech activist Mario Savio on the steps of Sproul Hall, University of California, Berkeley, 1966
A section devoted to the beat generation at a bookstore in Stockholm, Sweden
MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village
The Zimmerman family home in Hibbing, Minnesota
King's "I Have a Dream" speech, given in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington
453–461 Sixth Avenue in the Historic District
Dylan with Joan Baez during the civil rights "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom", August 28, 1963
A family watches television, c. 1958
The intersection of West 4th and West 12th Streets
Bobby Dylan, as the college yearbook lists him: St. Lawrence University, upstate New York, November 1963
Anti-war protesters
Street signs at intersection of West 10th and West 4th Streets
The cinéma vérité documentary Dont Look Back (1967) follows Dylan on his 1965 tour of England. An early music video for "Subterranean Homesick Blues" was used as the film's opening segment.
Carnaby Street, London, 1966
Map of old Greenwich Village. A section of Bernard Ratzer's map of New York and its suburbs, made ca. 1766 for Henry Moore, royal governor of New York, when Greenwich was more than 2 miles (3 km) from the city.
Dylan in 1966
Oz number 31 cover
Gay Street at the corner of Waverly Place; the street's name refers to a colonial family, not the LGBT character of Greenwich Village
Bob Dylan and the Band commenced their 1974 tour in Chicago on January 3.
Three radical icons of the sixties. Encounter between Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre and Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Cuba, in 1960
Whitney Museum of American Art's original location, at 8–12 West 8th Street, between Fifth Avenue and MacDougal Street; currently home to the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture.
Bob Dylan with Allen Ginsberg on the Rolling Thunder Revue in 1975. Photo: Elsa Dorfman
Yellow Power activist Richard Aoki at a Black Panther Party rally.
The Cherry Lane Theatre is located in Greenwich Village.
Dylan performing in the De Kuip Stadium, Rotterdam, June 23, 1978
Herbert Marcuse, associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory, was an influential libertarian socialist thinker on the radical student movements of the era and philosopher of the New Left
The annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade is the world's largest Halloween parade.
Dylan in Toronto April 18, 1980
Eugene McCarthy, anti-war candidate for the Democratic nomination for the US presidency in 1968
The Stonewall Inn, a designated U.S. National Historic Landmark and National Monument, as the site of the June 1969 Stonewall riots and the cradle of the modern gay rights movement.
Dylan in Barcelona, Spain, 1984
A sign pointing to an old fallout shelter in New York City
Blue Note Jazz Club
Dylan performs during the 1996 Lida Festival in Stockholm
The cover of an early Whole Earth Catalog shows the Earth as seen by astronauts traveling back from the Moon
The Washington Square Arch, an unofficial icon of Greenwich Village and nearby New York University
Dylan, the Spectrum, 2007
Frisbee and alternative 1960s disc sports icon Ken Westerfield
396-397 West Street at West 10th Street is a former hotel which dates from 1904, and is part of the Weehawken Street Historic District
Bob Dylan performs at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, November 7, 2006
A small part of the crowd of 400,000, after the rain, Woodstock, United States, August 1969
Washington Mews in Greenwich Village; an NYU building can be seen in the background
Dylan and the Obamas at the White House, after a performance celebrating music from the civil rights movement (February 9, 2010)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience performs for the Dutch television show Fenklup in March 1967
Christopher Park, part of the Stonewall National Monument
Dylan performing at Finsbury Park, London, June 18, 2011
The Doors performing for Danish television in 1968
NYPD 6th Precinct
President Obama presents Dylan with a Medal of Freedom, May 2012
Recording "Give Peace a Chance". Left to right: Rosemary Leary (face not visible), Tommy Smothers (with back to camera), John Lennon, Timothy Leary, Yoko Ono, Judy Marcioni and Paul Williams, June 1, 1969.
West Village Post Office
Dylan mural in Minneapolis by Eduardo Kobra
The plaque honoring the victims of the August 1970 Sterling Hall bombing, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Jefferson Market Library, once a courthouse, now serves as a branch of the New York Public Library.
A small segment of the "Wall" at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial listing the names of the nearly 60,000 American war dead
Robert De Niro
Jerry Rubin, University at Buffalo, March 10, 1970
Robert Downey Jr.
Hank Greenberg
Emma Stone
90 Bedford Street, used for establishing shot in Friends

Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" (1963) and "The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964) became anthems for the civil rights and antiwar movements. His lyrics during this period incorporated a range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences, defying pop music conventions and appealing to the burgeoning counterculture.

- Bob Dylan

In the 20th century, Greenwich Village was known as an artists' haven, the bohemian capital, the cradle of the modern LGBT movement, and the East Coast birthplace of both the Beat and '60s counterculture movements.

- Greenwich Village

This embrace of experimentation is particularly notable in the works of popular musical acts such as the Beatles and Bob Dylan, as well as of New Hollywood filmmakers, whose works became far less restricted by censorship.

- Counterculture of the 1960s

In the 1960s, elements of the expanding Beat movement were incorporated into the hippie and larger counterculture movements.

- Beat Generation

Beat writers and artists flocked to Greenwich Village in New York City in the late 1950s because of low rent and the "small town" element of the scene.

- Beat Generation

From February 1961, Dylan played at clubs around Greenwich Village, befriending and picking up material from folk singers there, including Dave Van Ronk, Fred Neil, Odetta, the New Lost City Ramblers and Irish musicians the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem.

- Bob Dylan

Village resident and cultural icon Bob Dylan by the mid-60s had become one of the world's foremost popular songwriters, and often developments in Greenwich Village would influence the simultaneously occurring folk rock movement in San Francisco and elsewhere, and vice versa.

- Greenwich Village

The first single, "Subterranean Homesick Blues", owed much to Chuck Berry's "Too Much Monkey Business"; its free-association lyrics described as harking back to the energy of beat poetry and as a forerunner of rap and hip-hop.

- Bob Dylan

The evolution of rhythm and blues into rock and roll as a high art form, as evidenced by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, and other popular musicians influenced in the later fifties and sixties by Beat generation poets' and writers' works.

- Beat Generation

The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City.

- Counterculture of the 1960s

The Pranksters created a direct link between the 1950s Beat Generation and the 1960s psychedelic scene; the bus was driven by Beat icon Neal Cassady, Beat poet Allen Ginsberg was on board for a time, and they dropped in on Cassady's friend, Beat author Jack Kerouac—though Kerouac declined to participate in the Prankster scene.

- Counterculture of the 1960s
Dylan at Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, in June 2010

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