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Bob Dylan

Medgar Evers is born in Decatur, Mississippi, USA. Evers will become a committed anti-segregation campaigner and, in 1963 in Jackson, Mississippi, he will be shot in the back and killed by a white racist gunman. Evers' death will be the spark for the Bob Dylan song Only A Pawn In Their Game.
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.
Bob Dylan returns briefly to his former stamping ground, the Dinkytown district of Minneapolis, USA. While in the city, he will be recorded in performance, and the tracks will be released as The Minneapolis Hotel Tape.
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Bob Dylan plays a benefit show for CORE (the Congress of Racial Equality) at The City College Of New York, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan's eponymous debut album is released on Columbia Records in the USA.
Bob Dylan's eponymous debut album is released on Columbia Records in the USA.
Bob Dylan begins recording sessions for his second album, Freewheelin', at Columbia Records Studio, New York City, USA. On this day he records Corinna Corinna, The Death Of Emmett Till, Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues and other tracks.
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Bob Dylan plays the second of seven nights at Gerde's Folk City, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at a private party in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Using the pseudonym Blind Boy Grunt, Bob Dylan spends the second of two days of recording with Eric von Schmidt and Richard Farina in Dobell's record shop basement, Charing Cross, London, UK.
Bob Dylan plays at the Brandeis University 1st Annual Folk Festival, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. A live recording of the concert will released worldwide in 2011 as Bob Dylan In Concert - Brandeis University 1963.
Bob Dylan writes to the Federal Communications Commission in Washington DC, USA, to protest at his recent treatment by CBS-tv's Ed Sullivan Show, where he was refused permission to perform the song Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues. [N.B. This fact was gleaned from information supplied by noted Dylan scholar Ian Woodward and reproduced in ISIS No149]
When Joan Baez plays a concert in Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Forest Hills, New York State, USA, Bob Dylan makes a guest appearance.
When Bob Dylan plays a concert at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA, his parents, Abe and Beatrice 'Beatty' Zimmerman, are in the audience.
Bob Dylan plays at The Veterans Memorial Auditorium Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the Colston Hall, Bristol, UK.
Bob Dylan releases rock music's first double-album, Blonde On Blonde, on Columbia Records in the USA.
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With his UK tour over, Bob Dylan and his wife Sara fly to Spain, Europe, for a holiday.
Bob Dylan's latest single, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No14 during a nine-week run.
Traffic in San Francisco, California, USA, is backed up for five blocks from one post office, because of mail-order demand for Bob Dylan concert tickets, which have gone on sale today.
Asylum Records releases a promotional-only single, On A Night Like This, by Bob Dylan and The Band in the USA.
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 South Eastern Massachusetts University, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA.
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Prior to starting a tour of the Far East, Bob Dylan holds a press conference in Tokyo, Japan.
Bob Dylan spends the last of three days with Ra Aranga, a Maori woman with whom he has been enjoying an affair since his current tour arrived in New Zealand.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights in Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The Checkerdome, St. Louis, Missouri.
Bob Dylan plays the last concert of a mammoth 62-date US tour at the Hollywood Sportatorium, Hollywood, Florida, USA.
During his third gospel tour, performing mostly religious material, Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at the City Hall, Portland, Maine, USA.
On the Shot Of Love tour Bob Dylan plays the third of six nights at Earls Court, London.
On the Shot Of Love tour Bob Dylan plays at The Stabler Arena, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Bob Dylan is in the Power Station, New York City, working on tracks for his album Infidels. Mark Knopfler is acting as co-producer. Knopfler also plays guitar on the album, along with former Rolling Stones' axeman Mick Taylor. On this day, Dylan works on the songs Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart, Dark Groove and others.
Bob Dylan is in the Power Station, New York City, working on tracks for his album Infidels. Mark Knopfler is acting as co-producer. Knopfler also plays guitar on the album, along with former Rolling Stones' axeman Mick Taylor. On this day, Dylan works on the songs Foot Of Pride, Someone's Got A Hold Of My Heart and others.
Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones arrives in New York City, USA, to prepare for an upcoming performance with Bob Dylan at the Live Aid concert in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne gather together at Dylan’s home in Malibu, California, USA, to start work on the first Traveling Wilburys album.
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Bob Dylan plays at the University Of Mississippi, Tad Smith Coliseum, Oxford, Mississippi, USA.
Bob Dylan releases a new single, Series Of Dreams/Seven Curses, in the USA on Columbia Records.
Bob Dylan's double live album Bob Dylan At Budokan earns a gold disc in the USA.
Bob Dylan's live album MTV Unplugged is awarded a gold disc in the USA.
Bob Dylan plays at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the National City Pavilion, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The Levon Helm Band plays one its regular Midnight Ramble Sessions Vol 3, in Helm's barn in Woodstock, New York State, USA. Guest musicians taking part in the session include Brian Mitchell. Among the songs recorded on this evening is the Bob Dylan composition A Simple Twist Of Fate.
Bob Dylan plays at the Saarlandhalle, Saarbrucken, Germany, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays in the QuikTrip Park, Grand Prairie, Texas, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the Byron Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia, Oceania.
Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler play at the SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays in Chevrolet Hall, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, South America.
Bob Dylan begins his AmericanaramA tour with a show at Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. Support acts on the tour include Wilco and My Morning Jacket.
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