A report on Bob Dylan

Dylan at Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, in June 2010
Dylan at Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, in June 2010
The Zimmerman family home in Hibbing, Minnesota
Dylan with Joan Baez during the civil rights "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom", August 28, 1963
Bobby Dylan, as the college yearbook lists him: St. Lawrence University, upstate New York, November 1963
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.
Dylan in 1966
Bob Dylan and the Band commenced their 1974 tour in Chicago on January 3.
Bob Dylan with Allen Ginsberg on the Rolling Thunder Revue in 1975. Photo: Elsa Dorfman
Dylan performing in the De Kuip Stadium, Rotterdam, June 23, 1978
Dylan in Toronto April 18, 1980
Dylan in Barcelona, Spain, 1984
Dylan performs during the 1996 Lida Festival in Stockholm
Dylan, the Spectrum, 2007
Bob Dylan performs at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, November 7, 2006
Dylan and the Obamas at the White House, after a performance celebrating music from the civil rights movement (February 9, 2010)
Dylan performing at Finsbury Park, London, June 18, 2011
President Obama presents Dylan with a Medal of Freedom, May 2012
Dylan mural in Minneapolis by Eduardo Kobra

American singer-songwriter.

- Bob Dylan
Dylan at Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, in June 2010

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The Band in 1969: (left to right) Manuel, Hudson, Helm, Robertson, Danko

The Band

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Canadian-American rock band formed in Toronto, Ontario, in 1967.

Canadian-American rock band formed in Toronto, Ontario, in 1967.

The Band in 1969: (left to right) Manuel, Hudson, Helm, Robertson, Danko
"Big Pink" in 2006
L to R: Danko, Helm and Manuel on tour in Hamburg, Germany, in 1971
Hudson in 1971
Bob Dylan and the Band in Chicago, 1974: (left to right) Danko, Robertson, Dylan and Helm
The Band with guests at the Last Waltz concert. Photo: David Gans
The Band in Hamburg, 1971: (left to right) Manuel, Danko, Robertson, and Helm

In the mid-1960s, they gained recognition for backing Bob Dylan, and the 1966 concert tour was notable as Dylan's first with an electric band.

Harrison at the White House in December 1974

George Harrison

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English musician and singer-songwriter who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

English musician and singer-songwriter who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

Harrison at the White House in December 1974
Harrison's place of birth and first home – 12 Arnold Grove
Harrison at a Beatles press conference in Amsterdam in 1964
Harrison (left) and Ringo Starr (right) performing at the King's Hall in Belfast, 1964
The Beatles in 1967
Trade ad for Wonderwall Music
Trade ad for Harrison's "Bangla Desh" single
Harrison leaving the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam, and signing an album for a fan, February 1977
Harrison and Eric Clapton performing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" at the 1987 Prince's Trust Concert in London
The entrance and gatehouse at Harrison's Friar Park estate. In December 1999, he and his wife Olivia were the victims of a knife attack by an intruder.
Harrison's burgundy Les Paul
Ravi Shankar, who taught Harrison the sitar (taken in 1969)
Harrison's Harptone L-6 acoustic guitar, which he played at the Concert for Bangladesh
George Harrison sculpture in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Harrison, with Hare Krishna devotees Shyamasundar Das and Mukunda Goswami, in Vrindavan, India, in 1996
Harrison and Pattie Boyd lived in Kinfauns in Surrey from 1964 to 1970
Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr on arrival in New York City at the height of Beatlemania, February 1964
Close-up of Harrison from the Beatles statue at Pier Head, Liverpool
"George Harrison" Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles

By 1965, he had begun to lead the Beatles into folk rock through his interest in Bob Dylan and the Byrds, and towards Indian classical music through his use of Indian instruments, such as sitar, on numerous Beatles songs, starting with "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)".

Clapton performing at the Royal Albert Hall in May 2017

Eric Clapton

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English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter.

English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter.

Clapton performing at the Royal Albert Hall in May 2017
Appearing at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the first time in 1964, Clapton has since performed at the venue over 200 times.
Clapton (right) as a member of Cream
Clapton's The Fool guitar (replica shown), with its bright artwork and famous "woman tone", was symbolic of the 1960s psychedelic rock era.
Blind Faith in 1969, with Clapton standing far right
Clapton (right) with Derek and the Dominos
Eric Clapton in Barcelona, 1974
Yvonne Elliman with Clapton promoting 461 Ocean Boulevard in 1974
A seven-times Platinum RIAA certification for the album Timepieces: The Best of Eric Clapton (1982)
Tina Turner and Clapton performing at Wembley Arena, 18 June 1987
George Harrison and Clapton at the Prince's Trust Concert, Wembley Arena, London, 1987
Clapton performing in Argentina in 1990
Clapton performing for Tsunami Relief Cardiff at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on 22 January 2005
Clapton performing at the Ahoy Arena of Rotterdam on 1 June 2006
Clapton (left) and actor Bill Murray kicking off the Crossroads Guitar Festival, Illinois on 27 July 2007
Clapton (right) performing with the Allman Brothers Band at the Beacon Theatre, New York City in March 2009
Clapton, Keb' Mo' and Buddy Guy at the Crossroads Guitar Festival on 26 June 2010
Clapton in Prague, June 2013, during his 50th Celebration World Tour
Clapton at the Royal Albert Hall in 2017 during his A Celebration of 50 Years of Music tour
Clapton and B.B. King in 2010
Clapton's handprints (far right) with other members of the Yardbirds at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Clapton with "Blackie" while on tour in the Netherlands, 1978. Clapton recorded hits such as "Cocaine", "I Shot the Sheriff", "Wonderful Tonight", "Further On Up the Road" and "Lay Down Sally" on Blackie
Clapton playing an Eric Clapton Stratocaster at the Hard Rock Calling concert in Hyde Park, London in 2008
Clapton's Lead II Fender, the first ever piece of memorabilia donated to the Hard Rock Cafe, London in 1979
Clapton's handprints in Hollywood, California
Ferrari SP12 EC built for Clapton under Ferrari's Special Projects programme
Auction of Clapton's guitars and amps in aid of the Crossroads Centre
Clapton and Tracy Chapman on stage at a White House Special Olympics dinner, December 1998

Highlights of the period include No Reason to Cry (a collaboration with Bob Dylan and The Band); Slowhand, which contained "Wonderful Tonight" and a second J. J. Cale cover, "Cocaine".

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Museum and hall of fame located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States, on the shore of Lake Erie.

Museum and hall of fame located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States, on the shore of Lake Erie.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, showing Lake Erie in the foreground
The museum's New York City Annex (2008–2010) on Mercer Street, Soho
English guitarist, singer, and songwriter Eric Clapton is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio November 2015

It featured Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Al Green, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, Iggy Pop, John Fogerty, John Mellencamp, and many others.

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

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Dylan had become famous for his political songwriting—he is seen here in 1963 playing at a civil rights march with Joan Baez
While recording Freewheelin in New York, Dylan had his first performance at Carnegie Hall

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on May 27, 1963 by Columbia Records.

Side A of retail US single

Like a Rolling Stone

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Side A of retail US single

"Like a Rolling Stone" is a song by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on July 20, 1965, by Columbia Records.

Baez in 2016

Joan Baez

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American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist.

American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist.

Baez in 2016
Baez playing at the March on Washington in August 1963
Baez at the Frankfurt Easter March 1966
Baez in 1966
Baez in 1966 at Amsterdam airport
Baez playing in Hamburg, 1973
Bob Dylan, Baez, and Carlos Santana, performing in 1984
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2005 at Golden Gate Park
Joan Baez concert in Dresden, Germany, July 2008
Baez in 2003
Baez with Bob Dylan at the civil rights March on Washington, 1963

She was one of the first major artists to record the songs of Bob Dylan in the early 1960s; Baez was already an internationally celebrated artist and did much to popularize his early songwriting efforts.

Robertson in 2001

Robbie Robertson

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Canadian musician, songwriter, film composer, producer, actor, and author.

Canadian musician, songwriter, film composer, producer, actor, and author.

Robertson in 2001
Ronnie Hawkins performing live in 2014. Hawkins hired Robertson as a member of his backup band the Hawks in 1960.
The "Big Pink" house in 2006. "Big Pink" was the house where Bob Dylan and the Band's Basement Tapes were recorded, and the music from the Band album Music From Big Pink was written.
Robbie Robertson performing live with the Band
The Band in 1969, Robertson is second from the right
Robertson performing live with the Band in 1971
Bob Dylan and the Band performing at the Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Illinois, on the 1974 reunion tour, Robertson is second from the left
The entrance to Shangri-La Studios in 2016. The Band had the ranch house on the Shangri-La property converted into a recording studio in 1974.
The Band with musical guests performing "I Shall Be Released" at The Last Waltz concert on November 25, 1976
Singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester performing in 2011, Robertson produced his self-titled debut album in 1970
Robertson during a March 2011 radio interview
Robbie Robertson's star on Canada's Walk of Fame

Toward the end of Levon and the Hawks' second engagement at Tony Mart's in New Jersey, in August 1965, Robertson received a call from Albert Grossman Management requesting a meeting with singer Bob Dylan.

Blonde on Blonde

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Blonde on Blonde is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released as a double album on June 20, 1966, by Columbia Records.

Columbia Records

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American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.

American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.

Original home of Columbia in Washington, D.C., in 1889
A Columbia type AT cylinder graphophone was produced in 1898.
The American label of an electrically recorded Columbia disc by Art Gillham from the mid-twenties
The British label of an electrically recorded Columbia disc by Paul Whiteman
Columbia "notes and mic" logo
Columbia used this label for its 45 r.p.m. records from 1951 until 1958.
Transitional 1955 promo 45 r.p.m. label showing both the old "notes and mike" and new "walking eye" logos
CBS Records logo outside of the United States

Artists who have recorded for Columbia include AC/DC, Adele, Aerosmith, Julie Andrews, Aries, Louis Armstrong, Gene Autry, Count Basie, Tony Bennett, Leonard Bernstein, Beyoncé, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Blue Öyster Cult, David Bowie, the Byrds, Mariah Carey, Johnny Cash, Cheap Trick, Chicago, The Chainsmokers, The Clash, The Chambers Brothers, Leonard Cohen, Ray Conniff, Mac Davis, Miles Davis, Doris Day, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Bob Dylan, Earth, Wind & Fire, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Billy Joel, Janis Joplin, Journey, André Kostelanetz, Johnny Mathis, George Michael, Mitch Miller, Willie Nelson, Pink Floyd, Iggy Pop, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, Santana, Frank Sinatra, Simon & Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Jerry Vale, Andy Williams, Tammy Wynette, and numerous others.