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Bob Dylan

October 30th, 2000

Birth Name:
Robert Allen Zimmerman

Bob Dylan


Years Active:
'60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s


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Bob Dylan's influence on popular music is incalculable. As a songwriter, he pioneered several different schools of pop songwriting, from confessional singer/songwriter to winding, hallucinatory, stream-of-consciousness narratives. As a vocalist, he broke down the notion that a singer must have a conventionally good voice in order to perform, thereby redefining the vocalist's role in popular music. As a musician, he sparked several genres of pop music, including electrified folk-rock and country-rock. And that just touches on the tip of his achievements. Dylan's force was evident during his height of popularity in the '60s — the Beatles' shift toward introspective songwriting in the mid-'60s never would have happened without him — but his influence echoed throughout several subsequent generations, as many of his songs became popular standards and his best albums became undisputed classics of the rock & roll canon. Dylan's influence throughout folk music was equally powerful, and he marks a pivotal turning point in its 20th century evolution, signifying when the genre moved away from traditional songs and toward personal songwriting. Even when his sales declined in the '80s and '90s, Dylan's presence rarely lagged, and his commercial revival in the 2000s proved his staying power.

Top Albums

The Essential Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan
1. The Essentia..
Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan
2. Highway 61 R..
Together Through Life, Bob Dylan
3. Together Thr..
Blood On the Tracks, Bob Dylan
4. Blood On the..
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Bob Dylan
5. Bob Dylan's ..
Blonde On Blonde, Bob Dylan
6. Blonde On Bl..
Christmas In the Heart, Bob Dylan
7. Christmas In..
Modern Times, Bob Dylan
8. Modern Times
The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs - Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006, Bob Dylan
9. The Bootleg ..
The Times They Are A-Changin', Bob Dylan
10. The Times Th..
Nashville Skyline, Bob Dylan
11. Nashville Sk..
Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan
12. Bob Dylan
Desire, Bob Dylan
13. Desire
Before the Flood, Bob Dylan
14. Before the F..
Bringing It All Back Home, Bob Dylan
15. Bringing It ..
The Best of Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan
16. The Best of ..
The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991, Bob Dylan
17. The Bootleg ..
John Wesley Harding, Bob Dylan
18. John Wesley ..
Bob Dylan - The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
19. Bob Dylan – ..
Slow Train Coming, Bob Dylan
20. Slow Train C..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
Like a Rolling Stone Essential Bob Dylan 6:07 $1.29
Knockin' On Heaven's Door Essential Bob Dylan 2:29 $1.29
Times They Are A-Changin' Essential Bob Dylan 3:11 $1.29
Lay, Lady, Lay Essential Bob Dylan 3:16 $1.29
Hurricane Essential Bob Dylan 8:32 $0.99
Tangled Up In Blue Essential Bob Dylan 5:40 $0.99
Don't Think Twice, It's All .. Essential Bob Dylan 3:37 $1.29
Mr. Tambourine Man Essential Bob Dylan 5:26 $1.29
Blowin' In the Wind Essential Bob Dylan 2:45 $1.29
Forever Young Essential Bob Dylan 4:56 $1.29
Shelter from the Storm Essential Bob Dylan 5:01 $1.29
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 Essential Bob Dylan 4:34 $0.99
Most of the Time Oh Mercy 5:04 $0.99
It Ain't Me, Babe Essential Bob Dylan 3:32 $1.29
Man In Me New Morning 3:06 $0.99
Subterranean Homesick Blues Essential Bob Dylan 2:17 $1.29
Positively 4th Street Essential Bob Dylan 3:52 $1.29
All Along the Watchtower Essential Bob Dylan 2:30 $1.29
Make You Feel My Love Time Out of Mind 3:30 $0.99
Forever Young Planet Waves 2:48 $1.29
Like a Rolling Stone Bob Dylan's Greatest Hi.. 6:07 $1.29
Blowin' In the Wind Bob Dylan's Greatest Hi.. 2:47 $1.29
Just Like a Woman Essential Bob Dylan 4:50 $1.29
House of the Risin' Sun Bob Dylan 5:18 $0.99
Buckets of Rain Blood On the Tracks 3:23 $0.99

Top Music Videos

Tangled Up In Blue, Bob Dylan
1. Tangled Up In ..
Knockin' On Heaven's Door (MTV Unplugged Version), Bob Dylan
2. Knockin' On He..
Thunder On the Mountain, Bob Dylan
3. Thunder On the..
Jokerman, Bob Dylan
4. Jokerman
When the Deal Goes Down, Bob Dylan
5. When the Deal ..
Must Be Santa, Bob Dylan
6. Must Be Santa
Maggie's Farm (The Speek) [Live], Bob Dylan
7. Maggie's Farm ..
Things Have Changed, Bob Dylan
8. Things Have Ch..
Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) [Mark Ronson Remix], Bob Dylan
9. Most Likely Yo..
Not Dark Yet, Bob Dylan
10. Not Dark Yet
Series of Dreams, Bob Dylan
11. Series of Drea..
Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anyone Seen My Love), Bob Dylan
12. Tight Connecti..
Sweetheart Like You, Bob Dylan
13. Sweetheart Lik..
Dreamin' of You (Time Out of Mind), Bob Dylan
14. Dreamin' of Yo..
Love Sick, Bob Dylan
15. Love Sick
When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky, Bob Dylan
16. When the Night..
Little Drummer Boy, Bob Dylan
17. Little Drummer..
Blood In My Eyes, Bob Dylan
18. Blood In My Ey..


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