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Bob Dylan

The Jokers, an aspiring rock'n'roll trio featuring Robert Zimmerman on vocals and piano, record a 78rpm acetate at Terlinde Music in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. Robert Zimmerman will find greater fame as Bob Dylan.
Bob Dylan plays his first paid concert, at the Loeb Music Center for the University of New York Folk Society, New York City, USA. In the audience is his future girlfriend Suze Rotolo.
Bob Dylan is interviewed again by his friend Izzy Young, of the Folklore Centre in Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan's girlfriend Suze Rotolo leaves New York City, USA, with her mother to study at the University of Perugia in Italy, Europe. Her departure will inspire Dylan to write two memorable love songs - Don't Think Twice, It's Alright and Tomorrow Is A Long Time. The pair will break up in 1964.
Bob Dylan records the finished version of Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, plus takes of the songs The Ballad Of Hollis Brown and Mixed Up Confusion in Columbia Records Studio, New York City, USA.
Highlights of the first Monterey Folk Festival, which begins on this day in Monterey, California, USA, are sets from Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger and Peter Paul And Mary.
While on a three-week road trip across the USA in a Ford station wagon with a group of friends, Bob Dylan meets the poet Carl Sandburg, in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
Bob Dylan plays at Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Bob Dylan releases the single Subterranean Homesick Blues/The Times They Are A-Changin' in Germany and The Netherlands, Europe.
Bob Dylan has his first electric session for the album Highway 61 Revisited, with producer Tom Wilson, at Columbia Records Studios, New York City, USA.
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The highest new entry in Cashbox magazine's chart of the best-selling singles in the USA is Bob Dylan's Positively Fourth Street, entering at No.25.
Bob Dylan plays at the Community Concourse Theater, San Diego, California, USA.
Bob Dylan releases a new single, Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window, on Columbia Records in the USA. It will peak at No58 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
Bob Dylan holds a press conference in the Mayfair Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe. In the evening Dylan takes British singer Dana Gillespie to see John Lee Hooker at Blaises.
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Stevie Wonder releases a new single, a cover of the Bob Dylan song Blowin' In The Wind, in the USA.
On the first day of sessions for the album Self Portrait, Bob Dylan records the songs Spanish Is The Loving Tongue and Living The Blues in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Bob Dylan spends the last 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.
Doug Sahm And Band record (Is Anybody Going To) San Antone? and A Song About Myself in New York City, USA. Bob Dylan plays some guitar and harmonica on the session. The tracks will appear on the Atlantic Records album Doug Sahm And Band.
Bob Dylan And The Band play at the Coliseum, Oakland, California, USA.
Bob Dylan is awarded a US gold disc by the R.I.A.A. 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.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, plays at the Brandeis University, Shapiro Gymnasium, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.
The first phase of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue tour comes to a close at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, with a benefit show for jailed boxer Ruben 'Hurricane' Carter.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, continues its second leg at the University Of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida, USA.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, continues its second leg with two performances at The Warehouse, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
All of Bob Dylan's vocal tracks and all mixed down tapes of the original recoridng of Hurricane, as recorded in July 1975, are erased because factual inaccuracies in the story are considered potentially actionable. This is why Hurricane was re-recorded four months later.
Bob Dylan's album Street Legal enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No2 during a twenty week run.
Bob Dylan plays at the Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina.
During a 23-date US tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the second of three nights at the Rainbow Music Hall, Denver, Colorado.
During his third US tour of the year, Bob Dylan plays the sixth of twelve nights at the Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, California.
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During the Shot Of Love tour Bob Dylan holds a two-hour long press conference at the Maritime Hotel in Travemunde, West Germany, Europe.
Bob Dylan and Stevie Wonder induct nominees at the Grammy Awards Ceremony, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California. Michael Jackson scoops a remarkable eight Grammies. The Police get Song Of The Year and Best Pop Performance By A Group With Vocal for Every Breath You Take, and Best Rock Performance By A Group With Vocal for Synchronicity 2.
Bob Dylan releases the album Empire Burlesque, in the UK on CBS Records.
Bob Dylan releases Biograph, a five-album boxed set of archive recordings, including out-takes, demos and alternative versions, in the USA on Columbia Records.
Dylan and The Dead, a live collaboration between Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead, enters the UK albums chart, where it will peak at No38 during a three-week run.
Preparing for his first tour of the 90s, Bob Dylan plays a warm-up/rehearsal show at The Recreation Hall, Penn State, State College in Pennsylvania, USA.
Bob Dylan and his band spend the second of two days rehearsing in Austin, Texas, USA, for upcoming live dates in Mexico.
Bob Dylan plays at newly elected US president Bill Clinton's Inaugural Concert at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC, USA, backed by the Quincy Jones orchestra. Later the same day, at the Blue Jean Bash, Dylan plays with two members of The Band, Rick Danko and Levon Helm.
Bob Dylan plays the second of three nights at Labatt's Apollo, Manchester, UK.
Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead is buried at St Steven's Church, Belvedere, California, USA. Guests at the service include the other members of the band and Bob Dylan.
At the Metropole Hotel in London, UK, Bob Dylan conducts an extensive joint interview with a number of journalists from France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, and Sweden.
At the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, California, Bob Dylan wins a Golden Globe Award for his song Things Have Changed, in the soundtrack of the movie Wonder Boys.
Bob Dylan wins a Best Song Oscar for Things Have Changed which appears in the soundtrack of the movie Wonder Boys.
Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard play the second of two nights at the Fillmore, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Bob Dylan And Merle Haggard play the first of three nights at the Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour is broadcast for the first time in the UK on BBC Radio 2.
Bob Dylan plays at The Palais Nikaia, Nice, France, Europe
Bob Dylan plays at The Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Oceania.
Music business manager Steve Popovich dies at his home, aged 68, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He had a history of heart troubles, and was suffering stress as a result of royalty litigation against Sony Music. He found success as a manager notable for launching and/or guiding the careers of many artists through his work with the CBS label, including Meat Loaf, The Jacksons, Cheap Trick, Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny And The Asbury Jukes and Bob Dylan.
Olof Arnalds releases Olof Sings, an EP of cover versions including songs by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond, Gene Clark and others, in the USA.