Bob Dylan (Music Icons Series)

Bob Dylan (Music Icons Series)

by Dafydd Rees
     
 

In 2008, Bob Dylan became the first rock and roll artist to be honored with a Pulitzer Prize, for his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power. A musician, poet, and celebrated nonconformist of unparallelled stature, Dylan is revered by critics and fans alikeas the most influential

Overview

In 2008, Bob Dylan became the first rock and roll artist to be honored with a Pulitzer Prize, for his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power. A musician, poet, and celebrated nonconformist of unparallelled stature, Dylan is revered by critics and fans alikeas the most influential singer-songwriter in the history of popular music. Setting out in 1961 as a young man with a guitar and a harmonica, this elusive and enigmatic artist has grown into an international cultural icon as a tireless author of over 30 albums and a relentless live performer. The Music Icons series: Each title contains a painstaking selection of approximately 150 portraits, colorful posters and record covers, rare concert photos, and previously unpublished candid photos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783836511261
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Series:
Music Icons Series
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

The editors and authors: Luke Crampton and Dafydd Rees both enjoyed London-based careers in the music business before co-founding the Media Research & Information Bureau (MRIB) in 1981. In addition to writing over 20 music and media-related books, they have served as the Official Adjudicator for the annual Ivor Novello Awards (1981–91) and the World Music Awards (1990–93), and are currently voting members for the Grammy Awards, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The duo has also created and produced numerous successful UK and US radio and television series, including the “Network Chart” show and CNN International’s “World Beat” and “TheMusic Room.”

As founders of the music licensing service Songfinder and Original Media, Luke and Dafydd continue to devise and produce unique media projects while updating and developing their Music Information Database, the world’s most comprehensive source of historical data on popular music.

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