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Bob Dylan

Charlie McCoy is born in Oak Hill, West Virginia. He will become a revered country music harmonica virtuoso, and will contribute his talents on several instruments to Bob Dylan albums including Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde On Blonde.
Susan Elizabeth Rotolo is born in Queens, New York City, USA. She will become Bob Dylan's girlfriend in July 1961 and inspire him to write the songs Don't Think Twice, It's Alright and Tomorrow is a Long Time. She is perhaps best-known as the girl on the cover of Dylan's album Freewheelin'.
Bob Dylan spends Christmas visiting his acquaintance Kevin Krown, and sleeping on friends' floors, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the thirteenth of fifteen nights as support to John Lee Hooker at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the last of fifteen nights as support to John Lee Hooker at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
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Bob Dylan writes the first draft of Blowin' In The Wind in New York City, USA. Inspired by the lyrics of the song, Sam Cooke will record A Change Is Gonna Come in 1963.
Bob Dylan records Boots Of Spanish Leather, Only A Pawn In Their Game, North County Blues and other tracks during the first recording session for his album The Times They Are A-Changin', at Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, USA.
Journalist Al Aronowitz introduces Bob Dylan to beat poet Allen Ginsberg in New York City, USA. They will form a lasting friendship.
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan enters the UK pop albums chart where it will peak a year later at No1.
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Bob Dylan and Joan Baez play at The Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The Town Hall, New York City, USA.
When keyboardist Al Kooper and bassist Harvey Brooks decide to quit Bob Dylan's touring band, they are replaced by Garth Hudson, Rick Danko and Richard Manuel - who will become the core of The Band.
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Bob Dylan is recording with The Band at Big Pink, West Saugerties, near Woodstock, New York State, USA.
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The Tremeloes release their new single, a cover of Bob Dylan's I Shall Be Released, in the UK on CBS Records.
Bob Dylan spends the third of four days recording tracks including When I Paint My Masterpiece, at Blue Rock Studio, New York City, USA. Leon Russell and Bob Johnston are acting as co-producers.
Radio station KPFA-FM in Berkeley, California, transmits a documentary entitled The Jewish Bob Dylan in which Bernard Timberg analyzes the songs of Bob Dylan from the perspective of Jewish themes and imagery contained in his lyrics.
The Rolling Stones end their 1972 North American tour with the last of three nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, supported by Stevie Wonder and Martha Reeves. The band then throws a party at the St. Regis Hotel, with live music by Muddy Waters and Count Basie. Guests include Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Carly Simon, Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, Andy Warhol and Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Bob Dylan and The Band are rehearsing in Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, California, for their first tour of the USA in eight years.
Bob Dylan and The Band play at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Bob Dylan and The Band play at Missouri Arena, St Louis, Missouri.
Bob Dylan is in Columbia A&R Studios, New York City, overseeing organ overdubs by Paul Griffin on the song Idiot Wind, for the album Blood On The Tracks.
Eric Clapton enters the UK singles chart with his version of Bob Dylan's Knockin' On Heaven's Door, which will peak at No38.
Bob Dylan adds a codicil to his will stating that a bequest of $50,000 plus the Zimmerman family home in Minnesota, USA, should go to his brother on Dylan's death.
Bob Dylan plays the second of three nights at Matsishita Denki Taiibukan, Hirakata City, Osaka Fu, Japan.
Bob Dylan plays the first of three nights at The Meyer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia.
Bob Dylan plays the first of seven nights at the Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The Checkerdome, St. Louis, Missouri.
The album As In Sleep - Songs Of Bob Dylan, sung in Austrian by singer-songwriter Wolfgang Ambros, peaks at No8 in the Austrian albums chart.
On his Slow Train Coming tour, Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at the Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Bob Dylan releases a new single, Gotta Serve Somebody, in the UK on CBS Records.
During his third US tour of the year, Bob Dylan plays the last of twelve nights at the Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California.
During sessions for the album Shot Of Love, Bob Dylan is in Clover Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on mixes of the songs Shot Of Love and Heart Of Mine.
Bob Dylan spends the second of four days participating in a Ringo Starr recording session at Three Alarm Studio, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
When U2 play a concert in the Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA, Bob Dylan makes a guest appearance, singing I Shall Be Released and Knockin' On Heaven's Door.
Bob Dylan plays the second of four nights at Wembley Arena, London, UK, towards the end of the Temples And Flames tour. George Harrison is in the audience.
Bob Dylan releases his 29th studio album World Gone Wrong on Columbia Records in the USA.
Bob Dylan tales part in the Prince's Trust concert in London, UK, with The Who and Eric Clapton.
A three-day long Academic Conference focussing on Bob Dylan's Lrical Works comes to an end at Dartmouth College, Bournemouth, England, UK.
Bob Dylan releases his 32nd studio album, Modern Times, in the UK on Columbia Records. Jack Frost, credited as producer, is a pseudonym for Dylan.
Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico.
Barb Jungr releases a new album, Just Like A Woman (Hymn To Nina) on Linn Records in the UK. The album includes several Bob Dylan covers, including Just Like A Woman, The Times They Are A-Changin' and Ballad Of Hollis Brown.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, is released on DVD. In the film, which claims to be 'Inspired by the music and the many lives of Bob Dylan', six different actors depict separate facets of Dylan's life and public persona. Dylan himself does not appear.
Bob Dylan plays his final live date of 2008 at The United Palace, New York City, USA.
John Hiatt, Jimmy Davis, Sid Selvidge with Jimmy Crosthwait, Amy LaVere, Shannon McNally and The North Mississippi All Stars play in a benefit show for Memphis legend Jim Dickinson at the Peabody Hotel Skyway, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Songwriter, producer and session player Dickinson, who sat in with the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan and helmed albums for the Replacements and Big Star, underwent triple-bypass surgery in June. The show hopes to raise money to cover the cost of his mounting medical bills.
Bob Dylan plays at The Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler play at O2 World, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler play at The Olympiahalle, Innsbruck, Austria, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays in Palacio de los Deportes, Heredia, Costa Rica.
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