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Bob Dylan

The Bently Boys record Down On Penny's Farm, in Johnson City, Tennessee, for Columbia Records. Bob Dylan will adapt this song, using it as the basis of Maggie's Farm.
The Golden Chords play at the Winter Frolic Talent Contest in the Little Theatre of the Memorial Building, Hibbing Community College, Hibbing, Minnesota. Their guitarist and singer Bob Zimmerman, will go on to find fame as Bob Dylan.
Bob Dylan plays the third of fifteen nights as support to John Lee Hooker at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan plays the eleventh of fifteen nights as support to John Lee Hooker at Gerde's Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
At the Indian Neck Folk Festival in Branford, Connecticut, USA, Bob Dylan performs three songs performs three songs [Talkin' Columbia, Hangknot Slipknot, Talkin' Fish Blues] and meets Bob Neuwirth for the first time. Dylan also performs with Mark Spoelstra.
In New York City, USA, Bob Dylan writes a poem, Talking Folklore Center, for his friend Izzy Young, who runs the Folklore Center in Greenwich Village.
Bob Dylan plays the last of four nights at the Potpourri, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Student Lorre Wyatt of Millburn, New Jersey, USA, sings a song he has found in the folk music magazine Sing Out to his co-band members in The Millburnaires. When asked, he claims he wrote it. The song is actually Blowin' In The Wind by Bob Dylan, which has not yet been released by Dylan. Wyatt's lie will form the basis of a widely-believed myth that Dylan bought the song from him.
When Bob Dylan visits his friend Izzy Young at The Folklore Center, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, they discuss Dylan's frustration with his recent attempts to record the song Mixed Up Confusion.
Bob Dylan flies from London, UK, to Rome, Italy, where he meets up with folk singer Odetta. During his stay in Italy, he writes two new songs, Girl From The North Country and Boots Of Spanish Leather.
Bob Dylan walks out of The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA, after being told he cannot perform his anti-segregation song Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues.
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Bob Dylan sets off from New York City in a Ford station wagon with three friends to tour across the USA, ending in California.
Bob Dylan plays at Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
The Byrds release their Bob Dylan-composed debut single, Mr Tambourine Man, in the USA on Columbia Records.
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Drummer Levon Helm, unable to cope with the booing of audiences during Bob Dylan's first electric tour of the USA, quits the group.
Bob Dylan is working on the song Absolutely Sweet Marie in Music Row, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, for his double album Blonde On Blonde.
During his first Australian tour, Bob Dylan holds a press conference in Adelaide, SA.
Bob Dylan plays the Colston Hall, Bristol, UK.
Bob Dylan plays a second night at the Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe, with The Beatles in the audience. This is the final show of the UK tour.
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The Byrds record the Bob Dylan song You Ain't Goin' Nowhere for Columbia Records in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. At the same session they also record Hickory Wind.
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Bob Dylan's first book, Tarantula, written in 1966, is published in the USA by MacMillan.
Bob Dylan releases a new single, A Fool Such As I, in the USA on Columbia Records.
Bob Dylan and The Band play the second of two nights at the Capitol Center, Washington DC.
Bob Dylan spends the first of two days in Sound 80 studios, Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his brother David, re-recording parts of his fifteenth studio album, Blood On The Tracks which he had been unhappy with.
Bob Dylan's live album Hard Rain enters the UK albums chart, where it will peak at No3 during a 7-week run.
Roy Carr of UK music paper the NME (New Musical Express) reviews the newly-released Leonard Cohen album Death Of A Ladies Man, noting, "With Bob Dylan crooning vocal harmony, Don't Go Home With Your Hard On is one step removed from 'Rainy Day Women'".
Background singer Carolyn Dennis has her first audition to join Bob Dylan's band in Santa Monica, California, USA.
Bob Dylan oversees vocal overdubs by Carolyn Dennis, Jo Ann Harris and Helena Springs on the song Baby, Stop Crying, at Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, California.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the fourth of fourteen nights at the Warfield Theater, in San Francisco, California, USA.
On his Slow Train Coming Tour, Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at Golden Hall, San Diego, California.
Bob Dylan releases a new single, Gotta Serve Somebody, in the UK on CBS Records.
Bob Dylan releases a new single, What Can I Do For You?, on CBS Records in Australia, Oceania.
On the Shot Of Love tour Bob Dylan plays at Stade de Colombes, Colombes, France, Europe.
On the Shot Of Love tour Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at the Saenger Theater, Saenger Performing Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Bob Dylan receives the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Founder's Award. Dylan's acceptance speech at Chasen's Restaurant, Los Angeles, is broadcast by on CNN's Showbiz Today show.
Bob Dylan plays at the Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington, USA, with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Bob Dylan plays the third of six nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK.
Bob Dylan plays at The La Crosse Centre, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA.
On his Never Ending Tour 1990, Bob Dylan plays at Riverpark Amphitheater, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
On his first Mexican tour, Bob Dylan plays the second of two nights at the Instituto Cultural Cabanas, Guadalajara, Mexico.
Having sung with Sinatra at his home two days earlier, Bob Dylan performs Restless Farewell at Frank Sinatra's 80th Birthday Tribute, in The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Bob Dylan takes part in the Prince's Trust concert in London, UK, with The Who and Eric Clapton.
Bob Dylan's album Time Out Of Mind enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No6 during an eighteen-week run.
At the start of a South American tour, the Rolling Stones play at River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina, supported by Bob Dylan.
A four-day long Bob Dylan Festival comes to an end at Burg Plankenstein castle in Lower Austria. Artists appearing include Luigi Catuogno, Who Cares, The Plankenstein Allstars, Peter Del Bello. The CD The Plankenstein Tapes is recorded during the event.
Bob Dylan plays in the Eric Clapton Benefit show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, for Clapton's Crossroads Centre in Antigua. Dylan sings six songs backed by Eric Clapton's band, then returns for an encore of Bright Lights, Big City with Sheryl Crow.
Bob Dylan plays at The Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
Bob Dylan plays at the Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, New York City.
Bob Dylan's 36th studio LP, Shadows In The Night, gives him his eighth British chart-topper when it debuts at No1 on the Official Albums Chart in the UK.