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Bob Dylan

Harold George is born in Harlem, New York City. He will find fame as Harry Belafonte, hugely popular US singer/actor, and occasional employer of Bob Dylan's talents as a harmonica player.
Mick Ronson, guitarist for David Bowie and Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue band, is born in Hull, UK.
Bob Dylan visits the home of his friends Eve and Mac Mackenzie in New York City, USA, who tape him performing several songs including A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, House Of The Risin' Sun and Cocaine.
Bob Dylan spends the last of four days staying with photographer Joe Alper in Schenectady, New York, USA, where he plays piano, works on new songs.
Robert Allen Zimmerman legally changes his name to Bob Dylan at the Supreme Court in downtown Manhattan, New York City.
Bob Dylan duets with headliner Joan Baez, singing With God On Our Side, on the second day of the first Monterey Folk Festival in Monterey, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Bob Seger makes his TV debut, performing Persecution Smith on a Windsor, Ontario, Canada, TV music show, Swingin' Time, hosted by CKLW-AM personality Robin Seymour. The song is remarkably similar to Bob Dylan's On The Road Again, released in the same year.
Bob Dylan and Joan Baez visit fashion bootmakers Anello And Davide in the West End of London, England, UK, where Dylan orders two pairs of boots. Dylan spends much of the afternoon at London Zoo, before meeting with The Beatles in the evening.
Bob Dylan plays at The Town Hall, Birmingham, England, UK.
Fifties rock'n'roll hitmaker Dion records a version of the Bob Dylan song It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, in Columbia Studio A, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan's latest single, Like A Rolling Stone, enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No4 during a twelve-week run.
Bob Dylan is recording the eleven-minute long epic Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands, I'll Keep It With Mine and other tracks at Columbia Music Row Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for his album Blonde On Blonde.
In London, England, UK, Europe, for two Royal Albert Hall gigs, Bob Dylan is filmed by D. A. Pennebaker during an early morning limo cruise around Hyde Park with John Lennon.
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Rolling Stone magazine reviewer Greil Marcus begins his review of the new Bob Dylan album Self Portrait with the words, "What is this shit?".
Inspired by reading Black Panther leader George Jackson's book Soledad Brother, Bob Dylan releases a new single, George Jackson, in the USA on Columbia Records.
Bob Dylan and The Band play the first of two nights at Montreal Forum, Montreal, Canada.
The Bob Dylan single Tangled Up In Blue enters the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart where it will peak at No31 during a three-week stay.
Bette Midler releases a new album, Songs For The New Depression, in the USA. The album includes her interpretation of the Bob Dylan song Buckets Of Rain, which she recorded at New York's Secret Sound Studios on October of 1975, with Dylan guesting on vocals. Orchestral accompaniment, for those who like to know this sort of thing, is provided by Moogy Klingman's Orchestra.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, begins its second leg at The Civic Center, Lakeland, Florida, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at Nassau County Coliseum, Uniondale, New York State, USA.
During his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the first of four nights at the Le Theatre Saint-Denis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Bob Dylan releases a new single, Heart Of Mine/Let It Be Me, on CBS Records in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Italy and The Netherlands.
Bob Dylan appears on the US tv show Late Night With David Letterman, in the NBC Studios, Rockefeller Centre, New York City. Liberace appears in the same show.
Bob Dylan spends the first of four days participating in a Ringo Starr recording session at Three Alarm Studio, Memphis, Tennessee.
Bob Dylan plays at the Frederick Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by The Alarm.
Bob Dylan plays the third of four nights at The Beacon Theater, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan plays his first concert ever in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, at Bally's Goldwin Events Center.
The Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Tribute concert is held at Madison Square Garden, New York City. Performers include The Band, Stevie Wonder, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and Sinead O'Connor.
Bob Dylan releases his 29th studio album World Gone Wrong on Columbia Records in the USA.
Bob Dylan performs Knockin' On Heaven's Door, A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall and Forever Young for Pope John Paul at the World Eucharistic Congress in Bologna, Italy, Europe.
The Bob Dylan tribute album, Love And Theft - en hylining till Bob Dylan, is recorded at Kagelbanen, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. Artists participating include Mattias Hellberg, Love Olzon, The Chryslers, Granada and Anna Maria And Goran Kajfers.
Bob Dylan plays at The Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard play the first of three nights at the Paramount Theater, Oakland, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at Shea's Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Bob Dylan releases Live At The Gaslight 1962, an album of live recordings from his Greenwich Village days. The album was previously only available through outlets of the Starbucks coffee chain.
Bob Dylan plays the last of five sold-out nights at Brixton Academy, London, England, UK.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in Mexico. 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 at the National City Pavilion, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Bob Dylan pays an unannounced visit to the childhood home of Neil Young, on Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg, Canada. Dylan is treated to a twenty minute tour by the present occupants.
Bob Dylan plays at The Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays in Hall 4, SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Bob Dylan plays in The Alliance Bank Stadium, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler begin a European tour with a gig at The O2 Arena, Dublin, Ireland.
On their Watch The Throne tour, Jay-Z and Kanye West, play the first of two nights at Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK.
Metric release their fifth studio album, Synthetica, in the UK.
Zayn Malik of boyband One Direction buys a second-hand black Bentley Continental GT at a cost of £32,000, from a dealership in Hertfordshire, UK.
The John Amor Blues group plays at The Thunderbolt, Bristol, UK.