Music Gear News
Bob Dylan turns 70
Bob Dylan, the great American singer-songwriter and guitar player, has turned 70 today.
With a music career now spanning 50 years, the musician has seen and been part of history itself.
Typical of this are his classic songs Blowin' in The Wind and The Times They Are a-Changin', which were produced and released during 60s America.
They became anthems for the civil rights movement.
Although typically known as a folk musician, Dylan's range has been much greater than that genre alone, and he has touched upon the sounds of blues, rock, gospel and even country music in his entire body of work which stretches to a massive 34 studio albums.
Such was the influence of Dylan as a musician that by simply switching from an acoustic guitar to an electric guitar at a festival in 1965, he created a huge uproar.
Of his contribution to music and the arts, Paul Nelson, in the Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll, wrote: "The world used to follow him around, just waiting for him to drop a cigarette butt. When he did, they'd sift through the remains, looking for significance. The scary part is they'd find it - and it really would be significant."
In his long life, the star, who also plays the harmonica and keyboard, has won more than 11 Grammys, two Oscars and, because of the power of his lyrics, been nominated for the Nobel Literature Prize on a number of occasions.Posted on 24 May 2011 15:11 to category : Band / Celebrity News
Related Music News
Through a collaboration with Martin, Sheeran's latest signature model features artwork from his latest album '÷' and has been built to his exact specifications.
An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.
Founding guitarist of legendary LA band Y and T Joey Alves passes away due to complications relating to Ulcerative Colitis. Documentary on soon to follow.
Destroyer Cola is to be the latest release in rock veterans Kiss' long line of merchandise currently available to the general public for purchase
In a recent unconfirmed report, frontman of famous rock and roll outfit Guns N' Roses is said to be heading into the studio with Australian rock veterans AC/DC
Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.
Recent Music News
Celebrating 50 years since his iconic performance at Monterey pop festival, Fender's Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster recreates the sound of a cultural icon.
Building upon the already established fan favourite DJ-808 DJ Controller, Roland have now announced the launch of the portable and compact DJ-202 DJ Controller.
Coinciding with the launch of its brand new DJ-202 counterpart, the Roland DJ-505 DJ Controller breathes a breath of new life into Roland's renowned DJ range.
New to Roland's illustrious boutique range, the SH-01A builds upon the foundations of the revered SH-1A, granting the player a whole range of vintage voices.
Based on the legendary TR-808m the TR-08 Rhythm Composer brings all of the legendary capabilities of its forefather into a more modern and streamlined format.
Designed to complement the TR-08 Rhythm Composer, the Roland SP-404A Linear Wave Sampler offers a plethora of exciting new sampling methods for live performances.