57 Facts About Bob Dylan

1. In 2008, it was estimated that Bob Dylan had sold about 120 million albums worldwide.

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2. Bob Dylan received the award in 2016, making Dylan the first musician to be awarded the Literature Prize.

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3. Bob Dylan was included in the Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century where he was called "master poet, caustic social critic and intrepid, guiding spirit of the counterculture generation".

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4. In November 2013, Bob Dylan received the accolade of Legion d'Honneur from the French education minister Aurelie Filippetti.

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5. In February 2015, Bob Dylan accepted the MusiCares Person of the Year award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, in recognition of his philanthropic and artistic contributions to society.

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6. Bob Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in May 2012.

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7. In June 2007, Bob Dylan received the Prince of Asturias Award in the Arts category.

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8. Bob Dylan has won many awards throughout his career including the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, ten Grammy Awards, one Academy Award and one Golden Globe Award.

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9. Bob Dylan has made passing references to his religious faith—such as in a 2004 interview with 60 Minutes, when he told Ed Bradley that "the only person you have to think twice about lying to is either yourself or to God.

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10. Bob Dylan has supported the Chabad Lubavitch movement, and has privately participated in Jewish religious events, including the Bar Mitzvahs of his sons and attending Hadar Hatorah, a Chabad Lubavitch yeshiva.

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11. Bob Dylan told Kurt Loder of Rolling Stone magazine: "I've never said I'm born again.

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12. Bob Dylan responded by saying, 'Yes he did in fact want Christ in his life.

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13. Bob Dylan married his backup singer Carolyn Dennis on June 4, 1986.

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14. Bob Dylan adopted Sara's daughter from a prior marriage, Maria Lownds.

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15. Bob Dylan married Sara Lownds, who had worked as a model and a secretary to Drew Associates, on November 22, 1965.

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16. Bob Dylan has published Tarantula, a work of prose poetry; Chronicles: Volume One, the first part of his memoirs; several books of the lyrics of his songs, and seven books of his art.

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17. In 2018, Bob Dylan toured in Europe, commencing in Lisbon in March and ending in Verona, Italy, on 27 April.

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18. Bob Dylan recorded the 1929 song "She's Funny That Way", changing the gender pronoun to "He's Funny That Way".

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19. On March 2, 2016, it was announced that Bob Dylan had sold an extensive archive of about 6,000 items to the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the University of Tulsa.

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20. Bob Dylan explained, "I don't see myself as covering these songs in any way.

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21. On February 2, 2014, Bob Dylan appeared in a commercial for the Chrysler 200 car which was screened during the 2014 Super Bowl American football game.

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22. On September 11, 2012, Bob Dylan released his 35th studio album, Tempest.

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23. Bob Dylan had helped to curate this project, in which songs unfinished when Williams died in 1953 were completed and recorded by a variety of artists, including Dylan himself, his son Jakob Dylan, Levon Helm, Norah Jones, Jack White, and others.

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24. Bob Dylan released his album Together Through Life on April 28, 2009.

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25. Bob Dylan devoted chapters to the albums New Morning and Oh Mercy (1989).

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26. In October 2004, Bob Dylan published the first part of his autobiography, Chronicles: Volume One.

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27. In 1999, Bob Dylan embarked on a North American tour with Paul Simon, where each alternated as headline act with a "middle" section where they performed together, starting on the first of June and ending September 18.

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28. Bob Dylan said his wish to perform traditional songs was overruled by Sony executives who insisted on hits.

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29. Bob Dylan finished the decade on a critical high note with Oh Mercy produced by Daniel Lanois.

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30. Bob Dylan co-founded the band with George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty, and in late 1988 their multi-platinum Traveling Wilburys Vol.

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31. Bob Dylan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in January 1988, with Bruce Springsteen's introduction declaring, "Bob freed your mind the way Elvis freed your body.

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32. Bob Dylan contributed two original songs to the soundtrack—"Night After Night", and "I Had a Dream About You, Baby", as well as a cover of John Hiatt's "The Usual".

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33. In 1987, Bob Dylan starred in Richard Marquand's movie Hearts of Fire, in which he played Billy Parker, a washed-up rock star turned chicken farmer whose teenage lover leaves him for a jaded English synth-pop sensation played by Rupert Everett.

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34. Bob Dylan continued to tour with a small, evolving band for the next 20 years.

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35. In 1986 and 1987, Bob Dylan toured with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, sharing vocals with Petty on several songs each night.

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36. Bob Dylan replied: "Bob, you're dealing with a 62-year-old Jewish atheist.

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37. In 1978, Bob Dylan embarked on a year-long world tour, performing 114 shows in Japan, the Far East, Europe and the US, to a total audience of two million.

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38. Bob Dylan delayed the release and re-recorded half the songs at Sound 80 Studios in Minneapolis with production assistance from his brother, David Zimmerman.

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39. Bob Dylan filled a small red notebook with songs about relationships and ruptures, and recorded an album entitled Blood on the Tracks in September 1974.

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40. Bob Dylan began 1973 by signing with a new label, David Geffen's Asylum Records, when his contract with Columbia Records expired.

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41. In 1972, Bob Dylan signed to Sam Peckinpah's film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, providing songs and backing music for the movie, and playing "Alias", a member of Billy's gang with some historical basis.

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42. Bob Dylan contributed piano and harmony to Steve Goodman's album, Somebody Else's Troubles, under the pseudonym Robert Milkwood Thomas in September 1972.

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43. In October 1970, Bob Dylan released New Morning, considered a return to form.

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44. In May 1969, Bob Dylan appeared on the first episode of Johnny Cash's television show and sang a duet with Cash of "Girl from the North Country", with solos of "Living the Blues" and "I Threw It All Away".

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45. On July 29, 1966, Bob Dylan crashed his 500cc Triumph Tiger 100 motorcycle near his home in Woodstock, New York, and was thrown to the ground.

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46. Bob Dylan performed solo during the first half, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and harmonica.

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47. Bob Dylan toured Australia and Europe in April and May 1966.

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48. Some of Bob Dylan's friends, including Ramblin' Jack Elliott, say that, immediately after the event, Dylan denied he was married.

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49. On November 22, 1965, Bob Dylan secretly married 25-year-old former model Sara Lownds.

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50. From September 24, 1965, in Austin, Texas, Bob Dylan toured the US and Canada for six months, backed by the five musicians from the Hawks who became known as the Band.

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51. Instead of miming, Bob Dylan illustrated the lyrics by throwing cue cards containing key words from the song on the ground.

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52. Bob Dylan made his first trip to the United Kingdom from December 1962 to January 1963.

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53. Bob Dylan made two important career moves in August 1962: he legally changed his name to Robert Dylan, and he signed a management contract with Albert Grossman.

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54. In March 1962, Bob Dylan contributed harmonica and back-up vocals to the album Three Kings and the Queen, accompanying Victoria Spivey and Big Joe Williams on a recording for Spivey Records.

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55. In May 1960, Bob Dylan dropped out of college at the end of his first year.

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56. In May 2012, Bob Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, and, in 2016, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

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57. Bob Dylan has received numerous awards including ten Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award.

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