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Bob Dylan

Multi-instrumentalist Will Batts records Highway No61 Blues for Vocalion Records in New York City, USA. Highway 61 is the road taken by impoverished blacks from the southern states to seek work in the industrial north. In 1965, Bob Dylan, well-versed in blues history, will compose Highway 61 Revisited.
Fourteen year old black boy Emmett Till is abducted, brutally murdered and thrown into the Tallahatchie River after allegedly flirting with a white woman in Greenwood, Mississippi, USA. Tens of thousands will attend his funeral or view his casket, and images of his mutilated body will be published in black magazines and newspapers, rallying popular black support and white sympathy across the USA. Bob Dylan will tell the story in his 1962 song The Death Of Emmett Till. There is also an earlier song, called The Death Of Emmett Till, written by distinguished Los Angeles community leader Ms. A. C. Bilbrew, and recorded in 1955 by The Ramparts for the Los Angeles doo-wop label, Dootone.
Izzy Young of the Folklore Center, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, conducts one of the earliest interviews with Bob Dylan.
Harry Belafonte records Midnight Special in Webster Hall, New York City, USA, for RCA Records. Harmonica on this session is by upcoming Greenwich Village folkie Bob Dylan.
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When Scottish folk musician Nigel Denver plays at the King And Queen pub in London, UK, he is heckled by a member of the audience, visiting American folk singer Bob Dylan.
Greenwich Village folksinger Gil Turner becomes the first person to record the Bob Dylan song Don't Think Twice It's Alright, in a session for Broadside magazine in New York City, USA.
When Joan Baez plays at the Pittsfield Boys' Club in The Berkshires, Massachusetts, USA, she brings on her friend Bob Dylan to play a brief guest slot.
Bob Dylan has his sixth and final recording session for his third album, The Times They Are A-Changin', in New York City.
Bob Dylan plays at The Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USA.
The Byrds release their Bob Dylan-composed debut single, Mr Tambourine Man, in the USA on Columbia Records.
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The Byrds enter the UK Top 30 pop singles chart at No24 with their jangling folk-rock version of Bob Dylan's Mr Tambourine Man. It will peak at No1.
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Bob Dylan releases Like A Rolling Stone in the USA. At six minutes, it becomes the longest single ever recorded up to this date.
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The Byrds' cover version of the Bob Dylan song All I Really Want To Do enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No4 during a ten-week run.
Bob Dylan records Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window, Jet Pilot, Medicine Sunday and I Wanna Be Your Lover in Columbia Records Studios, New York City.
Bob Dylan plays at the Shrine Mosque, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Heinz releases his version of the Bob Dylan song Don't Think Twice It's Alright in the UK on Columbia Records.
Bob Dylan's backing group, The Band, makes its live debut as a separate unit with a gig at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Bob Dylan shows up unexpectedly with his wife Sara, at the Moose Lodge, Hibbing, Minnesota, USA, for his ten-year high school re-union.
Columbia Records release a Hall Of Fame reissue single od Bob Dylan's Just Like A Woman and I Want You, in the USA.
After eight years off the road, Bob Dylan begins a 39-day US tour with The Band, starting at The Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois. The shows are recorded, for the live album Before The Flood.
Bob Dylan spends the first of two days in Sound 80 studios, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, with his brother David, re-recording parts of Blood On The Tracks which he had been unhappy with.
Bob Dylan attends a Robert Gordon concert at the Music Machine, Camden Town, London. Sid Vicious attends the same gig and, according to some reports, threatens Dylan with a knife.
Bob Dylan plays at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The Coliseum, Jackson, Mississippi.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the last of four nights at The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
During a 23-date US tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at the Orpheum Theatre, Omaha, Nebraska.
During his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at the Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, New York State.
In an interview in the L.A. Times, Bob Dylan confirms his new-found Christianity, saying, "Jesus is real, and I wanted that."
During the Shot Of Love tour Bob Dylan is interviewed at the White House Hotel, London by Dave Herman on behalf of WNEW-FM Radio, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan releases the album Infidels in the USA on Columbia Records.
Bob Dylan plays at Minestadio del F.C. Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. The tour is a double-header with Carlos Santana.
Bob Dylan spends the first of four days participating in a Ringo Starr recording session at Three Alarm Studio, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Bob Dylan spends the last of four days participating in a Ringo Starr recording session at Three Alarm Studio, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the last of four nights at the Beacon Theater, New York City, USA.
On a nine-date South American tour, Bob Dylan plays the last of three nights at the Estadio Obras, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Bob Dylan plays at Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Bob Dylan releases the album MTV Unplugged in the USA.
Bob Dylan's latest single, Love Sick, enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No64 during a one-week run.
Bob Dylan films a tv commercial, featuring his song Love Sick, for the lingerie company Victoria's Secret in Venice, Italy.
Bob Dylan is awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Music from the University of St. Andrew's, Scotland.
The tribute album Is it Rolling Bob?: A Reggae Tribute to Bob Dylan is released. The album includes cover versions of songs written by Bob Dylan, performed by reggae artists including Toots Hibbert, Gregory Isaacs, Black Uhuru and Sly And Robbie.
Bob Dylan plays at The Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
A 'carbon neutral' CD edition of Bob Dylan's classic 1966 album Blonde On Blonde is released in the UK.
Bob Dylan plays at the Harbour Station, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
Bob Dylan releases his thirty-third album, Together Through Life, in the USA on Sony Music/Columbia Records.
Bob Dylan releases a new single, Must Be Santa, on Columbia Records.
Bob Dylan plays at the WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.
Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler play at The Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany, Europe.
Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler play at Nuremburg Arena, Nuremburg, Germany, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays at The Festival Internacional de Benicassim, Benicassim, Spain, Europe.
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