Bob Dylan was, as The Basement Tapes were being put down, a wreck — overworked, over analyzed, over doing it. In trying to forge an electrified version of his own music, with most of the Band in tow, he had pushed himself to the limit.
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‘The interviewer was an a**hole': Joni Mitchell clarifies her infamous ‘plagiarist’ charge against Bob Dylan
It’s been more than three years, yet the furor surrounding Joni Mitchell’s assertion that Bob Dylan is “a plagiarist” continues unabated. She’s ready to set the record straight.
Scarlet Rivera was an American violinist, plying her trade in relative obscurity, when Bob Dylan tabbed her to take part in the sessions for what would become his 1976 album Desire.
People forget that it was Richard Manuel, that lost, beautiful soul, who created some of the Band’s first original compositions — including this one, which serves as the debut track for our new weekly series Across the Great Divide.
John Cohen, a photographer who took a series of pre-fame pictures of Bob Dylan, says he knew from the first that there would be more to Bob Dylan than the legacy sounds of folk and old blues.
Pete Seeger bluntly refutes the oft-told notion that he tried to pull the plug on Bob Dylan’s first electric performance at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965. In fact, Seeger says he was upset over the primitive sound system.
‘It got me a little nervous': Exploring the “Hurricane” collaboration between Jacques Levy and Bob Dylan
Though Jacques Levy ultimately ended up writing six songs with Bob Dylan, the songwriter and director said their initial meeting was marked by no small amount of trepidation.
You may think you’ve never heard of the McCrary Sisters, but you probably have anyway: The quartet was featured, for instance, on Dr. John’s Grammy-winning 2012 Dan Auerbach-produced triumph Locked Down.
Duke Robillard, a sideman on the celebrated Time Out of Mind, will team up with Bob Dylan again for select dates on his forthcoming tour, which kicks off in Buffalo on April 5, 2013 and continues through May in St. Augustine, Florida.
‘There was a connection': Eric Burdon on how the Animals’ ‘House of the Rising Sun’ transformed Bob Dylan
“The House of the Rising Sun” is best known as a chart-topping 1964 smash for the Animals. Frontman Eric Burdon says it’s also responsible for pushing Bob Dylan toward rock music.