Bob Dylan (Music Icons Series)

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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 unparalleled stature, Dylan is revered by critics and fans alike as the most influential singer-songwriter in the history of popular music. For more than four decades his music has been winning the hearts and minds of folk and rock lovers around ...
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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 unparalleled stature, Dylan is revered by critics and fans alike as the most influential singer-songwriter in the history of popular music. For more than four decades his music has been winning the hearts and minds of folk and rock lovers around the world. Infusing a distinct brand of personal philosophy and socio-political commentary into his lyrics, Dylan journeyed through a variety of musical phases, from traditional folk, blues, and country, to gospel and rock and roll, all the while establishing a unique soundtrack to our lives.

Setting out in 1961 as a young man with a guitar and a harmonica, this elusive and enigmatic artist grew into an international cultural icon as a tireless author of over 30 albums and a relentless live performer. This concise overview covers Dylan’s entire career via texts and images.

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selection of approximately 150 portraits, colorful posters and record covers, rare concert photos, and previously unpublished candid photos. These images—each matching an important biographical event—are accompanied by text tracing the progression of each subject’s life and career and are complemented by a section containing lists of essential recordings and selected chart rankings.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781435118287
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 6/6/2009
  • Series: Music Icons Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Co-founders of the Media Research & Information Bureau—the largest chart-compiling and music research agency in Europe—Luke Compton and Dafydd Rees have written more than 20 books about the music business, including DK's Encyclopedia of Rock Stars.

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