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Bob Dylan (/ˈdɪlən/; born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when his songs chronicled social unrest, although Dylan repudiated suggestions from journalists that he was a spokesman for his generation. Nevertheless, early songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements. After he left his initial base in the American folk music revival, his six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone" altered the range of popular music in 1965. His mid-1960s recordings, backed by rock musicians, reached the top end of the United States music charts while also attracting denunciation and criticism from others in the folk movement.

Dylan's lyrics have incorporated various political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed to the burgeoning counterculture. Initially inspired by the performances of Little Richard, and the songwriting of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, and Hank Williams, Dylan has amplified and personalized musical genres. His recording career, spanning 50 years, has explored the traditions in American song—from folk, blues, and country to gospel, rock and roll, and rockabilly to English, Scottish, and Irish folk music, embracing even jazz and the Great American Songbook. Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards, and harmonica. Backed by a changing line-up of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour. His accomplishments as a recording artist and performer have been central to his career, but songwriting is considered his greatest contribution.

Since 1994, Dylan has published six books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. As a musician, Dylan has sold more than 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He has also received numerous awards including eleven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award. Dylan has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." In May 2012, Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.

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Top release The Times They Are A‐Changin’

Albums

  1. 3.0
    Bob Dylan
    1962
  2. 7.0
    The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
    1963
  3. 8.0
    The Times They Are A‐Changin’
    1964
  4. 4.0
    Another Side of Bob Dylan
    1964
  5. 4.0
    Bringing It All Back Home
    1965
  6. 7.0
    Highway 61 Revisited
    1965
  7. Blonde on Blonde
    1966
  8. John Wesley Harding
    1967
  9. Nashville Skyline
    1969
  10. Self Portrait
    1970
  11. New Morning
    1970
  12. Dylan
    1973
  13. Planet Waves
    1974
  14. Blood on the Tracks
    1975
  15. The Basement Tapes
    1975
  16. Desire
    1976
  17. Street-Legal
    1978
  18. Slow Train Coming
    1979
  19. Saved
    1980
  20. Shot of Love
    1981
  21. Infidels
    1983
  22. Empire Burlesque
    1985
  23. Knocked Out Loaded
    1986
  24. Down in the Groove
    1988
  25. Oh Mercy
    1989
  26. Good as I Been to You
    1992
  27. World Gone Wrong
    1993
  28. Time Out of Mind
    1997
  29. Voices of Freedom
    2001
  30. Sharp Eyed Señor of the Lowlands
    2002
  31. Modern Times
    2006
  32. Songs From The Real America
    2009
  33. The Basement Safety Tape
    2009
  34. Together Through Life
    2009
  35. Christmas in the Heart
    2009
  36. Tempest
    2012
  37. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Sampler
    2014
  38. Shadows in the Night
    2015
  39. Fallen Angels
    2016
  40. Deep Dylan
    2017
  41. Triplicate
    2017

Other releases

  1. Mixed Up Confusion / Corrina, Corrina
    1962
  2. Like a Rolling Stone
    1965
  3. Positively 4th Street
    1965
  4. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? / Highway 61 Revisited
    1966
  5. Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits
    1966
  6. Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits, Volume III
    1967
  7. Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits 2
    1967
  8. Greatest Hits
    1967
  9. Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits
    1967
  10. If You Gotta Go, Go Now / To Ramona
    1967
  11. I Threw It All Away
    1968
  12. Dylan–Harrison Sessions
    1970
  13. Take a Message to Mary / Like a Rolling Stone (live)
    1970
  14. Wigwam / Copper Kettle
    1970
  15. Watching the River Flow / Spanish Is the Loving Tongue
    1971
  16. George Jackson
    1971
  17. Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits, Vol. II
    1971
  18. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
    1973
  19. A Rare Batch of Little White Wonder
    1973
  20. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
    1973
  21. A Rare Batch of Little White Wonder, Volume 2
    1974
  22. 1974-02-14: Early Show, The Forum, Inglewood, CA, USA
    1974
  23. Before the Flood
    1974
  24. The Dylan Cash Sessions
    1975
  25. A Rare Batch of Little White Wonder, Volume 3
    1975
  26. Hurricane
    1975
  27. Hard Rain
    1976
  28. A Rare Batch of Little White Wonder: The Best Of
    1977
  29. Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Volume I
    1977
  30. 1978-06-20: Earl's Court: Earl's Court, London, England, UK
    1978
  31. Baby Stop Crying / We Better Talk This Over
    1978
  32. Masterpieces
    1978
  33. At Budokan
    1978
  34. Man Gave Names to All the Animals / Trouble in Mind
    1979
  35. Gotta Serve Somebody / Gonna Change My Way of Thinking
    1979
  36. 1978-04-01: Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt: Randwick Park, Sydney, Australia
    1980
  37. Heart of Mine
    1981
  38. Real Live
    1984
  39. Gaslight Tapes
    1985
  40. Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love)
    1985
  41. La vita è adesso / Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love)
    1985
  42. Biograph
    1985
  43. Holy Soul and Jelly Roll
    1986
  44. Band of the Hand
    1986
  45. Halloween Mask
    1988
  46. Live in England, May 1966
    1988
  47. Forever Young
    1988
  48. The Times They Are A-Changin'
    1988
  49. 1988-12-04: Bridge School Benefit 2, Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA, USA
    1988
  50. The Genuine Basement Tapes, Volume 3
    1989
  51. Dylan & the Dead
    1989
  52. The Genuine Basement Tapes, Volume 2
    1989
  53. Documents of Bob Dylan 1
    1989
  54. The Genuine Basement Tapes, Volume 5
    1989
  55. Royal Albert Hall 1966
    1989
  56. Everything Is Broken
    1989
  57. Documents of Bob Dylan 4
    1989
  58. Documents of Bob Dylan 3
    1989
  59. Documents of Bob Dylan 2
    1989
  60. The Born Again Music
    1990
  61. John Wesley Harding + Nashville Skyline
    1990
  62. Political World
    1990
  63. Now Ain't the Time for Your Tears
    1990
  64. Precious Memories
    1990
  65. Love Songs for America
    1990
  66. Blowing in the Wind
    1990
  67. Most of the Time
    1990
  68. Unbelievable
    1990
  69. Duelling Banjos
    1991
  70. The Concert for Bangladesh
    1991
  71. Odds & Ends
    1991
  72. Bob Dylan & The Hawks Play Fucking Loud!
    1991
  73. Rare Live Performances of the Sixties: The History Series, Volume II
    1991
  74. Border Beneath the Sun
    1991
  75. 1962-07-02: Finjan Club, Montréal, QC, Canada
    1991
  76. 5 Tracks From the Bootleg Series, Volumes 1-3 [Rare & Unreleased] 1961-1991
    1991
  77. Dylan Originals: 30 Years on Columbia
    1991
  78. Series of Dreams
    1991
  79. Stadiums of the Damned
    1992
  80. The French Girl
    1992
  81. 1987-07-04: Orbiting Uvula: Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, MA, USA
    1992
  82. 1992‐10‐16: The Bob Dylan Tribute 1962–1992: Madison Square Gardens, New York City, NY, USA
    1992
  83. Golden Vanity
    1992
  84. Like a Rolling Stone
    1992
  85. John Birch Society Blues
    1992
  86. 1988-06-10: San Francisco Bay Blues: Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA, USA
    1992
  87. Folksingers Choice
    1992
  88. The Mystery Tape
    1992
  89. The Days Before Hard Rain
    1992
  90. The Warfield
    1992
  91. Seven Years of Bad Luck
    1993
  92. Mr. Tambourine Man
    1993
  93. Tell It Like It Is
    1993
  94. Food for Your Ears
    1993
  95. My Back Pages
    1993
  96. Before the Flood and After the Fire
    1993
  97. Blowin' In The Wind
    1993
  98. Mr. D's Collection #3
    1993
  99. Positively 4th Street
    1993
  100. You Don't Know Me
    1993
  101. The Lonesome Sparrow Sings
    1994
  102. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan Outtakes
    1994
  103. Dignity
    1994
  104. True Stories
    1994
  105. Rough Cuts
    1994
  106. Possum Belly Overalls
    1994
  107. 1994-08-14: Woodstock 1994: Woodstock '94, North Stage, Saugerties, NY, USA
    1994
  108. Thin Wild Mercury Music
    1994
  109. The Minnesota Tapes
    1994
  110. Songs for Patty Valentine
    1994
  111. Hard Times in Alabama
    1994
  112. 1993-02-17: The Never Ending Tour: Muziekcentrum Frits Philips, Eindhoven, Netherlands
    1994
  113. The Witmark Years: 1962-1964
    1994
  114. Studs Terkel's Wax Museum
    1994
  115. The Banjo Tape & NYC Town Hall
    1994
  116. All I Really Want to Do
    1994
  117. The Complete Supper Club Recordings
    1994
  118. The Critics Choice, Volume 3
    1994
  119. Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Volume 3
    1994
  120. A Night to Remember
    1995
  121. F*** the Play List! Brixton II
    1995
  122. 1995-03-15: Down in the Flood, Unterfrankenhalle, Aschaffenburg, Germany
    1995
  123. Highway 61 Interactive
    1995
  124. Forever Young
    1995
  125. Stop Crying
    1995
  126. 1995-03-31: Brixton Blues: Brixton Academy, London, UK
    1995
  127. 1965 Revisited
    1995
  128. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
    1995
  129. Broadside
    1995
  130. The Early Years, Volume II
    1995
  131. 1961-04-30: The Early Years, Volume I: Bonnie Beecher's Apartment, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    1995
  132. The Genuine Bootleg Series, Take 2
    1995
  133. Completely Unplugged
    1995
  134. Live at the Warehouse (disc 1)
    1995
  135. Hard to Find
    1995
  136. Hard to Find, Volume 2: Extraordinary Performances 1975-95
    1995
  137. One Hand Waving Free
    1995
  138. Jokerman
    1995
  139. Yesterday
    1995
  140. Bob Dylan - The Bootleg
    1995
  141. Uncut Unplugged
    1995
  142. MTV Unplugged
    1995
  143. Sounds Inside My Mind
    1995
  144. 1995-09-23: The Edge, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
    1995
  145. All Hallows' Eve & More
    1996
  146. 1995-12-17: Paradise Regained: Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    1996
  147. Ring Them Bells
    1996
  148. Even Harder to Find, Volume 3: Lost Recordings 1962-86
    1996
  149. Down in the Basement
    1996
  150. Hard to Find, Volume 4: Hardest to Find (Lost Diamonds 1986-96)
    1996
  151. Big Bob and Holding Company
    1996
  152. Bob Dylan and the Never Ending Tour Band
    1996
  153. Summer Night 1995
    1996
  154. Wolftrap
    1996
  155. A Highway of Diamonds, Volume 4: Originals 88-98
    1997
  156. A Highway of Diamonds, Volume 2: TV Performances 93-97
    1997
  157. Almost Went to See Elvis
    1997
  158. Bathed in a Stream of Pure Heat
    1997
  159. A Highway of Diamonds, Volume 3: Covers 88-98
    1997
  160. In Concert
    1997
  161. Satisfied Man
    1997
  162. Not Dark Yet
    1997
  163. Plymouth Rock
    1997
  164. A Highway of Diamonds, Volume 1: The Never Ending Tour
    1997
  165. You May Call Me Zimmy
    1997
  166. House of the Blues (disc 1)
    1997
  167. More Bob Dylan Greatest Hits
    1997
  168. Blood on the Tapes
    1997
  169. Live '96
    1997
  170. The Best of Bob Dylan
    1997
  171. New York Sessions: Blood on the Tracks
    1998
  172. Hard to Find, Volume 5: Lost Track Searcher
    1998
  173. Music & Words 1998 to 1963
    1998
  174. Electric Black Nite Crash
    1998
  175. From Newport to the Ancient Empty Street in LA
    1998
  176. Cowboy Angel Blues
    1998
  177. 1997-08-23: After the Heartattack: Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA, USA
    1998
  178. Folk Rogue
    1998
  179. Hard to Find, Volume 6: Dylan’s Zip Gun
    1998
  180. Bob Dylan Does the Big Apple
    1998
  181. 1997-12-19: Even After All These Years...: El Ray Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    1998
  182. From the Vaults, Volume 1
    1998
  183. 1998-01-16: Time and Time Again: The Theatre at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY, USA
    1998
  184. Paint the Daytime Black
    1998
  185. Love Sick
    1998
  186. 1998-05-19: San Jose Arena, San Jose, CA, USA
    1998
  187. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Live 1966: The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert
    1998
  188. Live in Denver 1999
    1999
  189. Tales of a Mexican Painter
    1999
  190. Les Bons Moments
    1999
  191. Bob Dylan for Bangla Desh
    1999
  192. A Legend in His Time (disc 3)
    1999
  193. Ace of Clubs
    1999
  194. 1976-05-16: Hold the Fort for What It's Worth: Tarrant Convention Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA
    1999
  195. Acoustic Thunder
    1999
  196. San Jose '98 Soundboard
    1999
  197. The Lonely Graveyard of My Mind
    1999
  198. White Dove
    1999
  199. Million Miles: Live Recordings 1997-1999
    1999
  200. 1999-06-14: EMU Ballroom, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA
    1999
  201. I Was So Much Younger Then, Volume 1
    2000
  202. Hard to Find, Volume 7: Music From the Outlaw Hideout
    2000
  203. The Very Best of Bob Dylan
    2000
  204. Genuine Live 1966
    2000
  205. Bob Dylan
    2000
  206. A Musical Retrospective (disc 3)
    2000
  207. Eating Caviar in a King-Sized Bed
    2000
  208. Blowin' in the Wind
    2000
  209. Highlands 2000
    2000
  210. I Was So Much Younger Then, Volume 2
    2000
  211. Away from the Past
    2000
  212. A Nightly Ritual
    2000
  213. Things Have Changed
    2000
  214. The Best of Bob Dylan, Volume 2 (bonus disc)
    2000
  215. Horsens Teater
    2000
  216. Jewels and Binoculars
    2000
  217. The Essential Bob Dylan
    2000
  218. Duets
    2001
  219. The Best of Bob Dylan, Volumes 1 & 2
    2001
  220. Live & Rare 2
    2001
  221. 1995 European Tour: Anthology (disc 2)
    2001
  222. The Gaslight Tapes 1962
    2001
  223. From the Reels: The Complete Basement Tapes Sessions
    2001
  224. Live 1961–2000: Thirty‐Nine Years of Great Concert Performances
    2001
  225. The Ultimate Collection
    2001
  226. The Voice of Every Generation
    2001
  227. Live & Rare
    2001
  228. A Tree With Roots: The Genuine Basement Tape Remasters
    2001
  229. 2001-05-01: Things Have Changed: Asheville Civic Center, Asheville, NC, USA
    2001
  230. 1976: Going Going Guam (The Complete Rolling Thunder Rehearsals)
    2001
  231. The Genuine Never Ending Tour Covers Collection 1988-2000
    2001
  232. 2002-05-02: Rotterdam 2002: Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    2002
  233. Night of the Hurricane 1
    2002
  234. Early Dylan
    2002
  235. From the Heart, Volume 1
    2002
  236. Hollywood Bowl 1965
    2002
  237. Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum, What’s Going On in Washington???
    2002
  238. The Rundown Rehearsal Tapes
    2002
  239. LJVM 2002
    2002
  240. Stockholm 2002
    2002
  241. Songs for Bonnie
    2002
  242. True Confessions for Carol
    2002
  243. A Fool Such as I
    2002
  244. Acoustic Man in Augusta
    2002
  245. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5: Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue
    2002
  246. Down Along the Cove
    2002
  247. Bob Dylan - The Reissue Series Sampler
    2003
  248. Greatest Hits Volumes I - III
    2003
  249. 1963-03-28: Radio Unnameable March 1963: Bob Fass Radio Show, WBAI-FM, New York City, NY, USA
    2003
  250. At the Beeb
    2003
  251. 2004-03-21: Kool Haus, Toronto, ON, Canada
    2004
  252. 2004-03-17: Michigan State Theatre, Detroit, MI, USA
    2004
  253. Lovesick
    2004
  254. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6: Live 1964: Concert at Philharmonic Hall
    2004
  255. 2003-10-13: Oslo 2003: Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
    2004
  256. Chronicles, Volume One: Limited Edition 6 Song Sampler
    2004
  257. 2005-07-31: Les Schwab Amphitheatre, Bend, OR, USA
    2005
  258. Transmissions
    2005
  259. Bob Dylan's American Journey: 1956-1966
    2005
  260. Live at The Gaslight 1962
    2005
  261. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack
    2005
  262. The Bob Dylan Scrapbook 1956-1966
    2005
  263. Live at Carnegie Hall 1963
    2005
  264. Midnight Train
    2005
  265. Blues
    2006
  266. Rollin' and Tumblin'
    2006
  267. Tell Ol' Bill Sessions
    2006
  268. Like Marlon Brando
    2007
  269. Ten Million in a Week
    2007
  270. For Somebody By Somebody
    2007
  271. The Naked Empire
    2007
  272. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I'll Go Mine)
    2007
  273. Dylan
    2007
  274. Friends and Other Strangers (1976-05-03)
    2008
  275. 1963-04-12: Town Hall, New York City, NY, USA
    2008
  276. His Greatest Songs
    2008
  277. Dreamin' of You
    2008
  278. Unravelled Tales
    2008
  279. 1978-10-31: Coming From the Heat of St Paul: Civic Center, St. Paul, MN, USA
    2008
  280. The Bootleg Series, Volume 8: Tell Tale Signs: Rare and Unreleased 1989–2006
    2008
  281. 2cd: Highway 61 Revisited / Blonde on Blonde
    2009
  282. The Bob Dylan 60's Collection
    2009
  283. Mixin' Up the Medicine
    2009
  284. Playlist: The Very Best of Bob Dylan '70s
    2009
  285. Playlist: The Very Best of Bob Dylan '60s
    2009
  286. Coming Down High Street to Rothbury Field
    2009
  287. The Collection
    2009
  288. The Wild and Rambling Boy 1961-1962
    2010
  289. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
    2010
  290. The Essential
    2010
  291. The Original Mono Recordings
    2010
  292. Playlist: The Very Best of Bob Dylan '80s
    2010
  293. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos: 1962–1964
    2010
  294. In Concert: Brandeis University 1963
    2010
  295. The Best of the Original Mono Recordings
    2010
  296. Beyond Here Lies Nothin': The Collection
    2011
  297. (Abandoned) Desire
    2011
  298. All Time Best
    2011
  299. Pure Dylan
    2011
  300. The Minneapolis Hotel Tape & The Gaslight Café
    2012
  301. A Long Time a Growin'
    2012
  302. The Real Bob Dylan
    2012
  303. Blowin' in the Wind
    2012
  304. Carnegie Chapter Hall 1961
    2012
  305. Live in New York: Gaslight Café - 6th September 1961
    2012
  306. Duquesne Whistle
    2012
  307. The 50th Anniversary Collection: The Copyright Extension Collection, Volume I
    2012
  308. Voices of a Generation
    2013
  309. Music & Photos
    2013
  310. Wigwam / Thirsty Boots
    2013
  311. Pretty Saro
    2013
  312. Another Self Portrait (1969–1971): The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10
    2013
  313. The Complete Album Collection, Vol. One
    2013
  314. The Very Best of
    2013
  315. Side Tracks
    2013
  316. 50th Anniversary Collection: 1963
    2013
  317. The Singer and the Song
    2014
  318. Influence, Volume 2: I Was Young When I Left Home
    2014
  319. Playlist: The Very Best of Bob Dylan
    2014
  320. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Raw
    2014
  321. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete
    2014
  322. 50th Anniversary Collection: 1964
    2014
  323. 50th Anniversary Collection: 1965
    2015
  324. The Night We Called It A Day
    2015
  325. The Original Basement Tape
    2015
  326. Like a Rolling Stone (alternate version)
    2015
  327. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12: 1965–1966, The Cutting Edge
    2015
  328. Across the Borderline
    2016
  329. The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert
    2016
  330. Melancholy Mood
    2016
  331. Dylan Revisited: All Time Best
    2016
  332. Live on Air, Volume One
    2016
  333. The 1966 Live Recordings
    2016
  334. Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13 / 1979-1981 (Live)
    2017