Bob Dylan 1941 – Present

Bob DylanBorn – 24th May 1941
Died – 4th October 1471
Father – Abram Zimmerman (1911 – 1968)
Mother – Beatrice Stone (1915 – 2000)
Spouses – m. 1965, div. 1977 – Sara Lownds (b. 1939); m. 1986 div. 1992 – Carolyn Dennis (b. 1954)
Children – by Sara – Jesse (b. 1966), Anna (b. 1967), Samuel (b. 1968), Jakob (b. 1969); adopted Maria Lownds (b. 1961); by Carolyn – Desiree (b. 1986)

1941 (24th May)
Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman to Abram Zimmerman and Beatrice nee Stone (known as Beatty) in St Mary’s Hospital, Duluth, Minnesota, USA. The family were Jewish and lived in Duluth, Bob’s father was an appliance salesman. His maternal grandparents had emigrated to America in 1902 from Lithuania and his paternal grandparents had fled the anti-Semetic pogroms in Russia in 1905.
1946 (February)
Zimmerman’s brother David was born to Abram Zimmerman and Beatrice nee Stone.
1947 (during)
The family moved to the Mesabi Range in Hibbing, Minesota after Robert’s father contracted polio.
1952 (during)
Robert took piano lessons from his cousin Harriet Rutstein.
1952 (Autumn)
Robert Zimmerman attended Hibbing High School.
1954 (May)
Robert had his Bar Mitzvah, a Jewish coming of age ritual.
1955 (around)
Zimmerman taught himself to play the guitar.
1955 (during)
Zimmerman and his friends Le Roy Hoiikkala and Monte Edwardson formed the group Golden Chords.
1956 (during)
Zimmerman began to drift away from the Golden Chords as he became fascinated by R&B music.
1957 (during)
Zimmerman began a relationship with Echo Helstrom, daughter of mechanic Matt Helstrom and his wife Martha. Neither family approved of their children’s relationship.
1958 (Summer)
Robert’s relationship with Echo Helstrom ended.
1959 (Summer)
Robert Zimmerman graduated from Hibbing High School
1959 (September)
Zimmerman attended the University of Minnesota to study the arts. However, he regularly skipped classes preferring to spend his time in the coffeshops of Mineapolis.
1959 (Autumn)
Zimmerman began using the name Bob Dylan.
1960 (May)
Having attended hardly any classes, Dylan dropped out of University.
1961 (January)
Bob moved to New York City. He began playing folk songs at gigs in Greenwich Village. He also spent time visiting his idol, Woody Guthrie, who was ill with Huntington’s disease.
1961 (11th April)
Dylan began a 2 week contract playing as support for John Lee Hooker at Gerde’s Folk City.
1961 (September)
John Hammond, President of Columbia Records, heard Dylan performing and signed him on a five-year recording contract.
1962 (during)
Dylan began a relationship with Suze Rotolo.
1962 (19th March)
Dylan’s first album ‘Bob Dylan’ was released. It reached number 13 in the UK charts.
1962 (2nd August)
Robert Zimmerman formally changed his name to Bob Dylan.
1962 (August)
Bob Dylan appointed Albert Grossman as his manager.
1962 (14th December)
The single ‘Mixed Up Confusion’ was released.
1963 (during)
Dylan’s relationship with Suze Rotolo ended.
1963 (January)
Dylan appeared in the BBC film ‘The Madhouse on Castle Street’.
1963 (April)
Dylan met folk singer-songwriter, Joan Baez. They began a relationship soon afterwards.
1963 (27th May)
The album ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’ was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 22 in the US charts.
1963 (May)
Dylan walked out of ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ after being told he could not sing his song ‘Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues’.
1963 (July)
Bob Dylan performed at the Newport Folk Festival singing solo and in duet with Joan Baez.
1963 (August)
Joan Baez asked Dylan to accompany her on tour. He joined her on stage for duets and also performed solo spots.
1963 (13th August)
The single ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ was released.
1963 (28th August)
Dylan and Baez sang at the Civil Rights Protest – March on Washington, at which Martin Luther King made his famous ‘I Have A Dream’ speech.
1964 (13th January)
The album ‘The Times They Are A-Changin” was released. It reached number 4 in the UK and number 20 in the US charts.
1964 (8th August)
The album ‘Another Side of Bob Dylan’ was released. This album was a move away from the protest songs of his previous album. It reached number 8 in the UK and number 43 in the US charts.
1965 (8th March)
The single ‘The Times They Are A-Changin” was released. It reached number 9 in the UK charts.
1965 (8th March)
The single ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ was released. It reached number 9 in the UK and number 39 in the US charts.
1965 (22nd March)
The album ‘Bringing It All Back Home’ was released. This album was the first to use electric guitar. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 6 in the US charts.
1965 (June)
The single ‘Maggie’s Farm’ was released. It reached number 22 in the UK and number 2 in the US charts.
1965 (20th July)
The single ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ was released. It reached number 4 in the UK and number 2 in the US charts.
1965 (25th July)
Bob Dylan appeared at the Newport Folk Festival playing an electric guitar. However, he was greeted by boos. Some sources say fans were annoyed by his move to electric guitar, while others point to problems with the acoustics that led to Dylan’s set being cut short.
1965 (Summer)
Dylan’s relationship with Joan Baez ended.
1965 (24th September)
Dylan began a six month tour of America and Canada.
1965 (30th August)
The album ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ was released. It reached number 4 in the UK and number 3 in the US charts.
1965 (September)
The quarterly folk magazine ‘Sing Out!’ denounced Dylan’s use of electric instruments and his move away from a strict folk style.
1965 (7th September)
The single ‘Positively 4th Street’ was released. It reached number 8 in the UK and number 7 in the US charts.
1965 (Autumn)
Dylan hired a group called ‘The Hawks’ to be his backing band.
1965 (22nd November)
Bob Dylan married Sara Lownds, a divorcee with a daughter who Dylan later adopted. They made their home in Woodstock.
1965 (21st December)
The single ‘Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?’ was released. It reached number 17 in the UK and number 58 in the US charts.
1966 (during)
Abram Zimmerman suffered a heart attack.
1966 (6th January)
A son, Jesse Byron was born to Bob Dylan and Sara nee Lownds.
1966 (14th February)
The single ‘One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)’ was released. It reached number 33 in the UK and number 119 in the US charts.
1966 (April)
The single ‘Rainy Day Women #12 & 35’ was released. It reached number 7 in the UK and number 2 in the US charts.
1966 (April)
Bob Dylan began a two-month tour of Europe.
1966 (20th June)
The album ‘Blonde on Blonde’ was released. It reached number 3 in the UK and number 9 in the US charts.
1966 (June)
Dylan was exhausted. His rapid rise to fame had led to an exhausting schedule. He was taking a lot of drugs to cope with the relentless round of recording and performing.
1966 (20th June)
The single ‘I Want You’ was released. It reached number 16 in the UK and number 20 in the US charts.
1966 (29th July)
Dylan was injured following a motorbike accident. He sustained injuries to his neck vertebrae and was also concussed. After the accident he withdrew from the public eye.
1966 (18th August)
The single ‘Just Like a Woman’ was released. It reached number 33 in the US charts.
1967 (during)
The documentary film ‘Don’t Look Back’ was released.
1967 (January)
The single ‘If You gotta Go, Go Now’ was released in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg.
1967 (27th March)
The compilation album ‘Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits’ was released. It reached number 6 in the UK and number 10 in the US charts.
1967 (24th April)
The single ‘Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat’ was released. It reached number 81 in the US charts.
1967 (11th July)
A daughter, Anna Lea was born to Bob Dylan and Sara nee Lownds.
1967 (3rd October)
Dylan’s idol, Woody Guthrie, died.
1967 (27th December)
The album ‘John Wesley Harding’ was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 2 in the US charts.
1968 (during)
Dylan’s backing group ‘The Hawks’ changed their name to ‘The Band’.
1968 (during)
Abram Zimmerman suffered a second heart attack and died.
1968 (20th January)
Bob Dylan performed at a memorial concert held at Carnegie Hall to honour Woody Guthrie.
1968 (30th July)
A son, Samuel Isaac Abram was born to Bob Dylan and Sara nee Lownds.
1968 (22nd November)
The single ‘All Along the Watchtower’ was released.
1969 (during)
The album ‘Nashville Skyline’ was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 3 in the US charts.
1969 (9th April)
The single ‘I Threw It All Away’ was released. It reached number 30 in the UK and number 85 in the US charts.
1969 (May)
Dylan sang a duet with Johnny Cash on the first episode of Cash’s new television show.
1969 (July)
The single ‘Lay Lady lay’ was released. It reached number 5 in the UK and number 7 in the US charts.
1969 (15th – 18th August)
Dylan turned down the opportunity to play at Woodstock.
1969 (29th – 31st August)
Dylan appeared at the Isle of Wight Festival.
1969 (October)
The single ‘Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You’ was released. It reached number 50 in the US charts.
1969 (9th December)
A son, Jakob Luke was born to Bob Dylan and Sara nee Lownds.
1970 (July)
The single ‘Wigwam’ was released. It reached number 41 in the US charts.
1970 (8th June)
The double album ‘Self Portrait’ was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 4 in the US charts.
1970 (19th October)
The album ‘New Morning’ was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 7 in the US charts. Despite its success in the charts, critics slammed the album which included a number of covers.
1970 (July)
The single ‘If Not For You’ was released.
1970 (November)
Dylan published ‘Tarantula’ a collection of poems.
1971 (3rd June)
The single ‘Watching the River Flow’ was released. It reached number 24 in the UK and number 51 in the US charts.
1971 (1st August)
Dylan played at the Concert for Bangladesh organised by former Beatle, George Harrison, to raise awareness and money to help starving refugees in the country.
1971 (12th November)
The single ‘George Jackson’, about the killing of the Black Panther George Jackson, was released. It reached number 33 in the US charts.
1971 (17th November)
The compilation album ‘Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. II’ was released. It reached number 12 in the UK and number 14 in the US charts.
1972 (during)
The documentary film ‘Eat the Document’ was produced. However, ABC decided not to screen it considering it ‘too weird’.
1973 (during)
Dylan and his wife and family moved to California.
1973 (during)
The single ‘A Fool Such as I’ was released. It reached number 55 in the US charts.
1973 (early)
Dylan signed a contract with Asylum Records.
1973 (13th July)
The movie soundtrack album ‘Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid’ was released. It reached number 29 in the UK and number 16 in the US charts.
1973 (13th July)
The single ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ was released. It reached number 14 in the UK and number 12 in the US charts.
1973 (26th July)
Dylan published his second book ‘Writings and Drawings’.
1973 (16th November)
The album ‘Dylan’ was released. It reached number 17 in the US charts.
1974 (during)
Bob Dylan began a relationship with Ruth Tyrangiel.
1974 (during)
The single ‘Something There is About You’ was released. It reached number 107 in the US charts.
1974 (during)
The single ‘Most Likely You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine’ was released. It reached number 66 in the US charts.
1974 (January)
Dylan returned to touring with a 40 date tour of North America.
1974 (17th January)
The album ‘Planet Waves’ was released. It reached number 7 in the UK and number 1 in the US charts.
1974 (March)
The single ‘On a Night Like This’ was released. It reached number 44 in the US charts.
1974 (20th June)
The live album ‘Before the Flood’ was released. It reached number 8 in the UK and number 3 in the US charts.
1974 (late)
Dylan terminated his contract with Asylum complaining of poor performance and returned to Columbia records.
1975 (January)
The single ‘Tangled Up In Blue’ was released. It reached number 31 in the US charts.
1975 (17th January)
The album ‘Blood On the Tracks’ was released. It reached number 4 in the UK and number 1 in the US charts.
1975 (during)
Bob Dylan began his Rolling Thunder Revue Tour.
1975 (26th June)
The album ‘The Basement Tapes’ was released. It reached number 8 in the UK and number 7 in the US charts.
1975 (November)
The single ‘Hurricane’, supporting boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter who had been wrongly imprisoned for murder, was released. It reached number 43 in the UK and number 33 in the US charts.
1976 (5th January)
The album ‘Desire’ was released. It reached number 3 in the UK and number 1 in the US charts.
1976 (17th February)
The single ‘Mozambique’ was released. It reached number 54 in the US charts.
1976 (13th September)
The live album ‘Hard Rain’ was released. It reached number 3 in the UK and number 17 in the US charts.
1976 (30th November)
The single ‘Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again’ was released. It reached number 110 in the US charts.
1977 (during)
Bob Dylan and his wife Sara divorced.
1978 (during)
The documentary film ‘The Last Waltz’ was released. The film showed footage of the Thanksgiving Day farewell concert for Dylan’s backing band.
1978 (during)
The single ‘Is Your Love in Vain?’ was released. It reached number 56 in the UK charts.
1978 (20th February)
Bob Dylan began a 12 month world tour.
1978 (12th March)
The compilation album ‘Masterpieces’ was released in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
1978 (15th June)
The album ‘Street-Legal’ was released. It reached number 2 in the UK and number 11 in the US charts.
1978 (31st July)
The single ‘Baby, Stop Crying’ was released.
1978 (24th October)
The single ‘Changing of the Guards’ was released. It reached number 107 in the US charts.
1979 (during)
Dylan converted to Christianity.
1979 (23rd April)
The live album ‘Bob Dylan at Budokan’ was released. It reached number 4 in the UK and number 13 in the US charts.
1979 (20th August)
The gospel album ‘Slow Train Coming’ was released. It reached number 2 in the UK and number 3 in the US charts.
1979 (20th August)
The single ‘Gotta Serve Somebody’ was released. It reached number 24 in the US charts.
1979 (Autumn)
The single ‘Precious Angel’ was released.
1980 (January)
The single ‘Slow Train’ was released.
1980 (20th June)
The gospel album ‘Saved’ was released. It reached number 3 in the UK and number 24 in the US charts.
1980 (Summer)
The single ‘Solid Rock’ was released.
1980 (Autumn)
The single ‘Saved’ was released.
1981 (Summer)
The single ‘Heart of Mine’ was released in Europe.
1981 (12th August)
The gospel album ‘Shot of Love’ was released. It reached number 6 in the UK and number 33 in the US charts.
1981 (September)
The single ‘Heart of Mine’ was released in the United States.
1983 (Summer)
The single ‘Union Sundown’ was released. It reached number 90 in the UK charts.
1983 (27th October)
The album ‘Infidels’ was released. It reached number 9 in the UK and number 20 in the US charts.
1983 (December)
The single ‘Sweetheart Like You’ was released. It reached number 55 in the US charts.
1984 (1st June)
The single ‘Jokerman’ was released.
1984 (29th November)
The live album ‘Real Live’ was released. It reached number 54 in the UK and number 115 in the US charts.
1985 (during)
The single ‘Tight connection to My Heart (Has Anyone Seen My Love’ was released. It reached number 103 in the US charts.
1985 (7th March)
Dylan sang on the charity single ‘We Are The World’ released to raise money for famine in Africa. It reached top positions in countries around the world.
1985 (8th June)
The album ‘Empire Burlesque’ was released. It reached number 11 in the UK and number 33 in the US charts.
1985 (13th July)
Dylan performed at the Live Aid concert at JFK Stadium, Philadelphia.
1985 (7th November)
The Box Set ‘Biograph’ was released. It reached number 33 in the US charts.
1986 (31st January)
A daughter, Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan was born to Bob Dylan and Carolyn Dennis.
1986 (21st April)
The single ‘Band of the Hand’ was released. It reached number 96 in the UK charts.
1986 (4th June)
Bob Dylan married Carolyn Dennis, mother of his daughter Desiree.
1986 (Summer)
The single ‘Got My Mind Made Up’ was released.
1986 (14th July)
The album ‘Knocked Out Loaded’ was released. It reached number 35 in the UK and number 54 in the US charts.
1987 (during)
Dylan appeared in the movie ‘Hearts of Fire’.
1987 (during)
The single ‘The Usual’ was released.
1988 (during)
George Harrison formed the group ‘The Travelling Wilburys’ with Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty. They used pseudonyms.
1988 (during)
The single ‘Sylvio’ was released.
1988 (January)
Bob Dylan was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
1988 (31st May)
The album ‘Down in the Groove’ was released. It reached number 32 in the UK and number 61 in the US charts.
1988 (7th June)
Dylan began ‘The Never Ending Tour’ a period of continual live shows that continues to this day.
1988 (18th October)
The album ‘The Travelling Wilburys Vol 1’ was released by The Travelling Wilburys. It reached number 16 in the UK charts and number 3 in the US charts.
1989 (6th February)
The album ‘Dylan and the Dead’ a collaboration between Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead was released. It reached number 38 in the UK and number 37 in the US charts.
1989 (Spring)
Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead released the single ‘Slow Train’.
1989 (18th September)
The album ‘Oh Mercy’ was released. It reached number 6 in the UK charts and number 30 in the US charts.
1989 (October)
The single ‘Everything Is Broken’ was released. It reached number 98 in the UK charts.
1990 (during)
The single ‘Most of the Time’ was released.
1990 (late Summer)
The single ‘Unbelievable’ was released. It reached number 93 in the UK charts.
1990 (11th September)
The album ‘Under the Red Sky’ was released. It reached number 13 in the UK charts and number 38 in the US charts.
1990 (29th October)
The album ‘The Travelling Wilburys Vol 3’ was released by The Travelling Wilburys. It reached number 14 in the UK charts and number 11 in the US charts.
1991 (during)
Bob Dylan’s relationship with Ruth Tyrangiel ended after 17 years.
1991 (February)
Bob Dylan was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
1991 (Spring)
The single ‘Series of Dreams’ was released.
1991 (26th March)
The album ‘The Bootleg Series Volumes 1 – 3 (Rare and Unreleased) 1961 – 1991’ was released. It reached number 32 in the UK and number 49 in the US charts.
1992 (during)
Bob and his wife Carolyn were divorced.
1992 (27th October)
The album ‘Good as I Been to You’ was released. It reached number 18 in the UK charts and number 51 in the US charts.
1992 (3rd November)
The single ‘Step it Up and Go’ was released.
1993 (26th October)
The album ‘World Gone Wrong’ was released. It reached number 35 in the UK charts and number 70 in the US charts.
1994 (during)
A collection of Bob Dylan’s drawings ‘Drawn Blank’ was published.
1994 (27th March)
The compilation album ‘Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits vol. 3’ was released. It reached number 150 in the UK and number 126 in the US charts.
1994 (15th November)
The single ‘Dignity’ was released. It reached number 33 in the UK charts.
1995 (25th April)
The live album ‘MTV Unplugged’ was released. It reached number 10 in the UK and number 23 in the US charts.
1997 (January)
Bob Dylan was taken ill with pericarditis and spent a period of time in hospital.
1997 (Summer)
Having recovered from his illness, Bob Dylan performed for Pope John Paul II in Bologna, Italy. He played ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’.
1997 (2nd June)
The compilation album ‘The Best of Bob Dylan’ was released in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It reached number 6 in the UK charts.
1997 (25th August)
The single ‘Not Dark Yet’ was released.
1997 (30th September)
The album ‘Time Out of Mind’ was released. It reached number 10 in the UK and number 10 in the US charts.
1997 (December)
US President Bill Clinton presented Bob Dylan with a Kennedy Center Honor.
1998 (June)
The single ‘Love Sick’ was released. It reached number 64 in the UK charts.
1998 (13th October)
The album ‘The Bootleg Series Volume 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The Royal Albert Hall Concert’ was released. It reached number 19 in the UK and number 31 in the US charts.
1999 (during)
Dylan went on tour with Paul Simon.
2000 (1st May)
The song ‘Things Have Changed’, recorded for the film ‘Wonder Boys’, was released as a single. It reached number 58 in the UK charts.
2000 (31st October)
The compilation album ‘The Essential Bob Dylan’ was released. It reached number 9 in the UK and number 67 in the US charts.
2000 (28th November)
The compilation album ‘The Best of Bob Dylan vol 2’ was released in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It reached number 22 in the UK charts.
2001 (28th February)
The live album ‘Live 1961 – 2000: Thirty-Nine Years of Great Concert’ was released. It reached number 140 in the UK charts.
2001 (11th September)
The album ‘Love and Theft’ was released. It reached number 3 in the UK and number 5 in the US charts.
2002 (13th October)
The album ‘The Bootleg Series Volume 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue’ was released. It reached number 69 in the UK and number 56 in the US charts.
2004 (30th March)
The album ‘The Bootleg Series Volume 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964, Concert at Philharmonic Hall’ was released. It reached number 28 in the UK and number 33 in the US charts.
2004 (5th October)
Dylan’s memoir ‘Chronicles Volume One’ was published.
2005 (during)
The documentary film ‘No Direction Home’ was released.
2005 (20th June)
The live album ‘Live at the Gaslight 1962’ was released.
2005 (20th June)
The live album ‘Live at Carnegie Hall 1963’ was released.
2005 (2nd June)
The compilation album ‘The Best of Bob Dylan’ was released in the US. It reached number 53 in the US charts.
2005 (30th August)
The album ‘The Bootleg Series Volume 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack’ was released. It reached number 21 in the UK and number 16 in the US charts.
2006 (3rd May)
Bob Dylan began a weekly radio show entitled ‘Theme Time Radio Hour’ on XM Satellite Radio.
2006 (2nd June)
The compilation album ‘Blues’ was released.
2006 (29th August)
The Box Set ‘Bob Dylan: The Collection’ was released for iTunes download.
2006 (29th August)
The album ‘Modern Times’ was released. It reached number 3 in the UK and number 1 in the US charts.
2006 (29th August)
The single ‘Someday Baby’ was released.
2007 (during)
The single ‘Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll go Mine)’ was re-released. It reached number 51 in the UK charts.
2007 (11th June)
The compilation album ‘The Travelling Wilburys Collection’ was released by The Travelling Wilburys. It reached number 1 in the UK charts and number 9 in the US charts.
2007 (2nd October)
The compilation album ‘Dylan’ was released. It reached number 10 in the UK and number 36 in the US charts.
2008 (Autumn)
The single ‘Dreamin’ of You’ was released.
2008 (6th October)
The album ‘The Bootleg Series Volume 8: Tell Tale Signs: Rare and Unreleased 1989 – 2006’ was released. It reached number 9 in the UK and number 6 in the US charts.
2009 (March)
The single ‘Beyond Here Lies Nothin” was released.
2009 (April)
Dylan ended his weekly radio show ‘Theme Time Radio Hour’.
2009 (28th April)
The album ‘Together Through Life’ was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 1 in the US charts.
2009 (27th July)
The compilation album ‘The Collection’ was released.
2009 (13th October)
The album ‘Christmas in the Heart’ was released. It reached number 40 in the UK and number 23 in the US charts.
2009 (November)
The single ‘Must Be Santa’ was released. It reached number 41 in the UK charts.
2010 (19th October)
The compilation album ‘The Best of the Original Mono Recordings’ was released. It reached number 107 in the UK and number 97 in the US charts.
2010 (19th October)
The album ‘The Bootleg Series Volume 9: The Witmark Demos: 1962 – 1964’ was released. It reached number 18 in the UK and number 12 in the US charts.
2011 (29th March)
The compilation album ‘All Time Best: Dylan’ was released.
2011 (11th April)
The live album ‘In Concert – Brandeis University 1963’ was released. It reached number 59 in the UK and number 128 in the US charts.
2011 (21st October)
The compilation album ‘Pure Dylan’ was released.
2012 (29th May)
Bob Dylan was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.
2012 (11th September)
The album ‘Tempest’ was released. It reached number 3 in the UK and number 3 in the US charts.
2012 (21st October)
The compilation album ‘The Real Bob Dylan’ was released.
2012 (27th December)
The Box Set ‘The 50th Anniversary Collection’ was released in Europe.
2013 (27th August)
The album ‘The Bootleg Series Volume 10: Another Self Portrait (1969 – 1971)’ was released. It reached number 5 in the UK and number 21 in the US charts.
2013 (November)
The Box Set ‘The 50th Anniversary Collection 1963’ was released in Europe.
2013 (5th November)
The Box Set ‘The Complete Album Collection Vol 1’ was released.
2014 (4th November)
The album ‘The Bootleg Series Volume 11: The Basement Tapes Raw’ was released. It reached number 17 in the UK and number 41 in the US charts.
2014 (18th November)
Bob Dylan sang the Paul McCartney song ‘Things We Said Today’ on the album ‘The Art of McCartney’, a tribute to the singer songwriter.
2014 (December)
The Box Set ‘The 50th Anniversary Collection 1964’ was released in Europe.
2015 (during)
The cover single ‘The Night We Called It a Day’ was released.
2015 (3rd February)
The album ‘Shadows in the Night’ was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 7 in the US charts.
2015 (6th November)
The album ‘The Bootleg Series Volume 12: The Best of the Cutting Edge 1965 – 1966’ was released. It reached number 12 in the UK and number 33 in the US charts.
2016 (during)
The cover single ‘All The Way’ was released.
2016 (20th May)
The album ‘Fallen Angels’ was released. It reached number 5 in the UK and number 7 in the US charts.
2016 (13th October)
Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
2016 (11th November)
The Box Set ‘The 1966 Live Recordings’ was released.
2016 (2nd December)
The live album ‘The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert’ was released. It reached number 60 in the UK and number 113 in the US charts.
2017 (during)
The cover single ‘My One and Only Love’ was released.
2017 (31st March)
The album ‘Triplicate’ was released. It reached number 17 in the UK and number 37 in the US charts.
2017 (3rd November)
The album ‘The Bootleg Series Volume 13: Trouble No More 1979 – 1981’ was released. It reached number 21 in the UK and number 49 in the US charts.
2018 (20th July)
The live album ‘Live 1962 – 1966: Rare Performances from the Copyright Collections’ was released. It reached number 49 in the UK charts.
2018 (2nd November)
The album ‘The Bootleg Series Volume 14: More Blood, More Tracks’ was released. It reached number 9 in the UK and number 25 in the US charts.
2019 (7th June)
The Box Set ‘Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings’ was released. It reached number 20 in the UK and number 100 in the US charts.
2019 (12th June)
The movie ‘Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese’ was released.
2019 (1st November)
The album ‘The Bootleg Series Volume 15: Travelin’ Thru, 1967 – 1969′ was released. It reached number 6 in the UK and number 27 in the US charts.
2019 (6th December)
The Box Set ‘The 50th Anniversary Collection 1969’ was released.
2020 (12th March)
It was announced that Dylan’s scheduled concerts were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020 (27th March)
The single ‘Murder Most Foul’ was released. It tells the story of the assassination of John F Kennedy.
2020 (17th April)
The single ‘I Contain Multitudes’ was released.
2020 (8th May)
The single ‘False Prophet’ was released.
2020 (19th June)
The album ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 2 in the US charts.

 

Published Aug 22, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – Updated – Aug 22, 2020 @ 2:08 pm

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