Dylan

Dylan

by Steve Matteo
     
 

Poet, songwriter, artist. Bob Dylan has, perhaps more than any other voice, shaped the sound of American music. This comprehensive volume profiles one of the popular music's most visible--yet most mysterious--icons.

Who could have predicted that Minnesota-born Robert Zimmerman would become one of the most important songwriters of the twentieth century? Dylan

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Poet, songwriter, artist. Bob Dylan has, perhaps more than any other voice, shaped the sound of American music. This comprehensive volume profiles one of the popular music's most visible--yet most mysterious--icons.

Who could have predicted that Minnesota-born Robert Zimmerman would become one of the most important songwriters of the twentieth century? Dylan brought social relevance and literacy to rock music, and has composed many classic songs that have been covered innumerable times.

Dylan chronicles the life of this American icon. Read about Dylan's early years and years and relive the journey of this boy from the quiet suburbs of Minnesota to the center of the folk-music scene in New York's Greenwich Village. In New York, Dylan met his idol, Woody Guthrie, the father of American folk movement, whose profound influence would remain, for years to come, the most powerful drive behind his songs.

With the rise of the peace movement of the sixties, Dylan soon became recognized for his blend of folk and blues and social commentary. Follow Dylan through the highs and lows, in his personal and professional, from his complete break with the folk scene to his transformation into the most important figure in American rock music. Such anti-war statements as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times Are A-Changin" soon canonized him as spokesman for a generation. Though he would eventually enter the rock arena and continue to evolve as both a musician and a person--even becoming a born-again Christian for a time--Dylan would continue to push the boundaries of popular music. Today he remains active and prolific, reaching new audiences by constantly touring and releasing new material.

Packed with more than 100 exciting photographs, Dylan is an informative look at the life and career of this unique star. Replete with an extensive discography, an exhaustive list of selective readings, and detailed analysis of Dylan's recordings, this bibliography is sure to be a welcome addition to any music fan's library.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567996340
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
09/15/1998
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
11.58(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.68(d)

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