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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan meets Mike Porco, influential owner of Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, for the first time. Porco will give Dylan some of his earliest gigs.
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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 visits the home of his friends Eve and Mac MacKenzie in New York City, USA, who tape him singing San Francisco Bay Blues, Hard Times In New York Town and The Death Of Emmett Till.
Bob Dylan is interviewed again by his friend Izzy Young of The Folklore Center in Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan appears at the Hootenanny held in Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan spends the first of two days working in London, UK, on the BBC tv play During the broadcast of a BBC radio play, The Madhouse On Castle Street. Dylan is heard playing Blowin' In the Wind and Swan On The River. This is his first British radio broadcast.
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Bob Dylan has his sixth and final recording session for his third album, The Times They Are A-Changin', in New York City.
When Bob Dylan plays at The Queen Elizabeth Theater, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the poster for the event mis-spells his name as Bob Dylon.
The Byrds make their first entry into the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA with their version of Bob Dylan's Mr Tambourine Man, which will peak at No1.
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A version of the Bob Dylan song All I Really Want To Do by Cher enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA, in a race with The Byrds rival version. Cher will reach No15 in the Billboard chart while The Byrds stall at No40.
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Bob Dylan plays at the Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at the Community Theater, Berkeley, California.
Bob Dylan is recording 4th Time Around, Visions Of Johanna and Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat for his album Blonde On Blonde in Columbia's Music Row Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Manfred Mann's cover version of the Bob Dylan song The Mighty Quinn, enters the UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No1.
Nina Simone begins three weeks of recording sessions at RCA's Manhattan B Studio, during which she will record, among other things, the Bob Dylan songs I Shall Be Released, The Times They Are A-Changin' and Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues.
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Jerry Reed records the Bob Dylan composition, Don't Think Twice It's All Right, in RCA Victor Studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
At Village Recorders, Santa Monica, California, USA, Bob Dylan records House Of The Rising Sun and Nobody 'Cept You, with The Band as his backing group.
Bob Dylan and The Band play the second of two nights at Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
Bob Dylan is working on Walk Out In The Rain, Coming From The Heart (The Road Is Long), Stop Now and New Pony, at Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the fifth of six nights live at Earl’s Court, London, UK.
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Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan plays at the Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. An early version of Slow Train is tried out at the soundcheck.
Bob Dylan plays at the Civic Center, Lakeland, Florida.
On his Slow Train Coming tour, Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at the Community Center, Tucson, Arizona.
When Bob Dylan flies in from New York City, USA, to L.A International airport, Los Angeles, California, he becomes annoyed with the behaviour of photographer Gary Adrian. A scuffle ensues and, in due course, Adrian will file charges of "battery" against Dylan.
Bob Dylan begins several days of recording material for the album Knocked Out, Loaded, with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics at Church Studios in Crouch End, London, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at Centennial Hall, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Bob Dylan plays the first of three nights at Brixton Academy, London, UK.
Bob Dylan issues a lengthy statement expressing his profound grief following the death of the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia the day before, describing him as "like a big brother."
Bob Dylan and Paul Simon play at the PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey, USA.
King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden invests Bob Dylan with the Royal Swedish Academy of Music's Polar Music Award at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, 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.
The film North Country, starring Charlize Theron, is released in Malaysia. The movie features several Bob Dylan songs, including the newly-recorded Tell 'Ol Bill.
A Bob Dylan tribute is held at a concert in Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, USA. Artists taking part include Patti Smith, Allan Toussaint, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Bob Mould, Jill Sobule with Cyndi Lauper, Jay Farrar, Roseanne Cash, Al Kooper And The Funky Faculty, Phil Lesh and Friends, Joan Osborne, Ryan Adams And The Cardinals and Natalie Merchant/Phillip Glass. The CD, The Music of Bob Dylan: A Benefit For Music For Youth, is recorded at the event.
Bob Dylan plays at The Conrad Resort and Casino, Punta del Este, Uruguay, South America.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in Argentina. 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.
The film I'm Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, goes on general release in Hong Kong, Asia. 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.
Sir Tom Jones celebrates his 70th birthday, marking the event with the release of a download and limited 7" double-A side single featuring versions of Bob Dylan's What Good Am I and John Lee Hooker's Burning Hell on Island Records.
Bob Dylan plays at Shanghai Grand Stage, Shanghai, China, Asia.
Bob Dylan plays at the Byron Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia, Oceania.
Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler play at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays at The Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler play at the Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, Europe.
Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler play at O2 World, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights in Credicard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America.
After a three-month break from live performances, Bob Dylan resumes touring with a show in The Marquee, Cork, Ireland, Europe.
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