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Bob Dylan

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Robert Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter. Often regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Dylan has been a major figure in popular culture during a career spanning more than 60 years. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" (1963) and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" (1964) became anthems for the civil rights and antiwar movements. His lyrics during this period incorporated a range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences, defying pop music conventions and appealing to the burgeoning counterculture.Following his self-titled debut album in 1962, which comprised mainly traditional folk songs, Dylan made his breakthrough as a songwriter with the release of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan the following year. The album features "Blowin' in the Wind" and the thematically complex "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall". Many of his songs adapted the tunes and phraseology of older folk songs. He went on to release the politically charged The Times They Are a-Changin' and the more lyrically abstract and introspective Another Side of Bob Dylan in 1964. In 1965 and 1966, Dylan drew controversy among folk purists when he adopted electrically amplified rock instrumentation, and in the space of 15 months recorded three of the most important and influential rock albums of the 1960s: Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited (both 1965) and Blonde on Blonde (1966). His six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone" (1965) expanded commercial and creative boundaries in popular music.In July 1966, a motorcycle accident led to Dylan's withdrawal from touring. During this period, he recorded a large body of songs with members of the Band, who had previously backed him on tour. These recordings were released as the collaborative album The Basement Tapes in 1975. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Dylan explored country music and rural themes in John Wesley Harding (1967), Nashville Skyline (1969), and New Morning (1970). In 1975, he released Blood on the Tracks, which many saw as a return to form. In the late 1970s, he became a born-again Christian and released a series of albums of contemporary gospel music before returning to his more familiar rock-based idiom in the early 1980s. Dylan's 1997 album Time Out of Mind marked the beginning of a renaissance for his career. He has released five critically acclaimed albums of original material since then, the most recent being Rough and Rowdy Ways (2020). He also recorded a series of three albums in the 2010s comprising versions of traditional American standards, especially songs recorded by Frank Sinatra. Dylan has toured continuously since the late 1980s on what has become known as the Never Ending Tour.Since 1994, Dylan has published eight books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. He has sold more than 125 million records, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time. He has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, ten Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award. Dylan has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Pulitzer Prize Board 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 2016, Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

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August 8, 2022

Albums by Bob Dylan, Foo Fighters, Eurythmics, The Clash and more re-released for UNICEF’s ‘Blue Vinyl’ fundraiser

Proceeds from UNICEF's 'Blue Vinyl' UK campaign will raise funds for children affected by conflict The post Albums by Bob Dylan, Foo Fighters, Eurythmics, The Clash and more re-released for UNICEF’s ‘Blue Vinyl’ fundraiser appeared first on NME.

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July 29, 2022

Bob Dylan Sex Abuse Lawsuit Dismissed: ‘The Case is Over’

The suit, branded a "ludicrous" money grab by Dylan's lawyers, claimed the singer-songwriter abused a 12-year-old girl in New York in 1965

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July 28, 2022

Bob Dylan Abuse Accuser Drops Case Following Allegation She Destroyed Evidence

The artist's lawyer says it's "outrageous that it was ever brought in the first place.”

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July 22, 2022

‘Designed To Evade’: Bob Dylan Lawyers Cry Foul After Accuser Fires Lawyers Amid Discovery

The accuser, who says Dylan sexually abused her when she was 12 years old in 1965, fired her lawyers before key deadlines in the highly disputed case

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July 21, 2022

Garth Brooks Reveals Cover for ‘The Anthology, Part II: The Next Five Years’

The anthology includes recollections from Keith Urban, Bob Dylan and Steve Wariner.

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July 13, 2022

Bob Dylan Sets First UK Tour Dates in 5 Years

The gigs are part of Dylan's 'Rough and Rowdy Ways' world tour.

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July 13, 2022

Bob Dylan announces first UK tour in over five years

The forthcoming shows come as part of the 'Rough And Rowdy Ways' world tour The post Bob Dylan announces first UK tour in over five years appeared first on NME.

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July 11, 2022

Cat Power to cover Bob Dylan’s 1966 Royal Albert Hall show in full

She will play the legendary London venue in November The post Cat Power to cover Bob Dylan’s 1966 Royal Albert Hall show in full appeared first on NME.

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July 7, 2022

A 2021 Bob Dylan ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ Recording Sells for $1.8 Million at Auction: ‘This Is Actually Scarce’

"It’s the best singer, the best song, great musicians, the sound is killer," said producer T Bone Burnett about the record. "I’ll say this: I’ve never done anything better, to be sure"

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July 7, 2022

Bob Dylan’s ‘Ionic Original’ re-recording of ‘Blowin’ In The Wind” sells for £1.48million

The one-of-a-kind recording is now home to a lucky fan The post Bob Dylan’s ‘Ionic Original’ re-recording of ‘Blowin’ In The Wind” sells for £1.48million appeared first on NME.

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July 7, 2022

Bob Dylan One-of-One Re-Recording of ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ Sells for $1.7M at Auction

The sale of the new version, recorded on one of T Bone Burnett's patented Ionic Originals discs, soared past initial estimates.

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July 5, 2022

For the Record: Could the New Bob Dylan Recording Sell for More Than $1 Million?

T Bone Burnett produced a version of "Blowin' in the Wind" that will be auctioned off this week. Can his new company make the music biz more like the art world?

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June 27, 2022

Masters of (Bidding) War: Rare Copy of ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’ Headed to Auction

Stereo pressing contains four original tracks that were ultimately replaced before its May 1963 release

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June 27, 2022

Bob Dylan Superfans Join Forces to Find Lost ‘Holy Grail’ 1976 Bootleg

The Rolling Thunder Revue wrapped up with an epic, rarities-packed show in Salt Lake City, and fans have been trying to find the tape for the past five decades

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June 20, 2022

Elton John, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson & More Celebrate Brian Wilson’s 80th Birthday With Sweet Video

"To me, you are the only real pop genius in the world and I love you very much," Elton John opened the nearly seven-minute array of birthday wishes.

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June 20, 2022

Watch Bob Dylan Sing “Happy Birthday” for Brian Wilson’s 80th

A video celebrating the legendary Beach Boys songwriter’s 80th birthday also features Fleet Foxes, Elton John, She & Him, Questlove, Chuck D, John Cusack, and more

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June 20, 2022

Bob Dylan, Carole King, and Elton John Celebrate and Serenade Brian Wilson on His 80th Birthday

Questlove, Smokey Robinson, Fleet Foxes, and more contributed special video messages, while Joe Walsh fêted the Beach Boy with an original birthday tune

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June 12, 2022

Bob Dylan covers The Grateful Dead at tour-closing gig

It's the first time he's covered the track since 2007 The post Bob Dylan covers The Grateful Dead at tour-closing gig appeared first on NME.

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June 12, 2022

Hear Bob Dylan Honor the Grateful Dead With Surprise Cover of ‘Friend of the Devil’

At Bay Area concert Saturday, Dylan plays American Beauty classic for first time since 2007

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June 6, 2022

Exclusive: Julian Casablancas Sells Stake in Iconic Strokes Catalog

The lead singer joins artists like Justin Timberlake and Bob Dylan in selling rights to hit songs

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May 27, 2022

Angel Olsen Covers Bob Dylan For Elisabeth Moss’ ‘Shining Girls’ & Will Donate Proceeds to Everytown For Gun Safety

Olsen’s cover comes just days after the mass shooting in Uvdale, which killed 19 elementary school children and two teachers.

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May 27, 2022

Angel Olsen Covers Bob Dylan, Donates Royalties to Gun Control Nonprofit

Rendition appears in the final episode of Shining Girls, starring Elisabeth Moss

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May 27, 2022

Listen to Angel Olsen’s cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘One Too Many Mornings’

The song appears on the soundtrack to the Apple TV+ series 'Shining Girls' The post Listen to Angel Olsen’s cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘One Too Many Mornings’ appeared first on NME.

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May 27, 2022

Angel Olsen Covers Bob Dylan’s “One Too Many Mornings”: Listen

Proceeds from the song will benefit the gun-control nonprofit Everytown for Gun Safety

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May 26, 2022

Bob Dylan has re-recorded ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ for a Christie’s auction

The one-of-a-kind disc is expected to go at auction for upwards of £600,000 The post Bob Dylan has re-recorded ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ for a Christie’s auction appeared first on NME.

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May 25, 2022

Bob Dylan’s New Recording of ‘Blowin’ In the Wind’ Headed to Auction Before Song’s 60th Anniversary

The one-of-one recording was pressed on T Bone Burnett's new audio format, Ionic Originals, which he says captures better quality sound than digital, CD, or vinyl

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May 25, 2022

Bob Dylan’s First Studio Recording of ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ Since 1962 Headed to Auction

The track produced by T Bone Burnett was recorded using the Ionic Original disc technology.

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May 25, 2022

Bob Dylan Re-Records “Blowin’ in the Wind” for Christie’s Auction

The one-of-a-kind version of Dylan’s ’60s classic is the first official Ionic Original—a new analog format developed by T Bone Burnett

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May 20, 2022

Bob Neuwirth, Singer-Songwriter and Bob Dylan Collaborator, Dies at 82

Neuwirth was a member of Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue band, recorded Last Day on Earth with John Cale, and co-wrote with Janis Joplin

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May 19, 2022

Bob Neuwirth, Bob Dylan Influence & Beloved Folk Singer-Songwriter, Dies at 82

Neuwirth co-wrote his friend Janis Joplin’s posthumous hit “Mercedes Benz” along with poet Michael McClure.

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Discs

Springtime in New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 16 / 1980-1985

September 17, 2021

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The Reggae Remix EP

June 12, 2021

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Rough and Rowdy Ways

June 19, 2020

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False Prophet

May 8, 2020

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I Contain Multitudes

April 17, 2020

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Murder Most Foul

March 27, 2020

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Travelin' Thru, 1967 - 1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15 (Sampler)

November 1, 2019

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The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings (Sampler)

June 7, 2019

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More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 14 (Sampler)

November 2, 2018

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Masters of War (SherGun Remix)

October 26, 2018

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Live 1962-1966 - Rare Performances From The Copyright Collections

July 27, 2018

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Blowing In The Wind (Live at John F. Kennedy Stadium, 13th July 1985)

January 1, 2018

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Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13 / 1979-1981 (Deluxe Edition)

November 3, 2017

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Masters of War (The Avener Rework)

November 1, 2017

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Triplicate

March 31, 2017

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Stardust

March 10, 2017

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My One and Only Love

February 17, 2017

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I Could Have Told You

January 31, 2017

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Fallen Angels

May 20, 2016

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Melancholy Mood

April 7, 2016

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Shadows in the Night

February 3, 2015

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Things We Said Today

January 1, 2014

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Side Tracks

November 4, 2013

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Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 [Deluxe Edition]

August 27, 2013

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Tempest

September 10, 2012

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Christmas In The Heart

October 13, 2009

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Together Through Life

April 28, 2009

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Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 (Deluxe Edition)

October 7, 2008

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Modern Times

August 29, 2006

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Love And Theft

September 11, 2001

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Time Out Of Mind

September 30, 1997

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MTV Unplugged (Live)

April 25, 1995

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World Gone Wrong

October 26, 1993

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Good As I Been To You

October 27, 1992

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The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (Rare And Unreleased) 1961-1991

March 26, 1991

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Under The Red Sky

September 11, 1990

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Oh Mercy

September 22, 1989

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Dylan & The Dead (Live)

February 6, 1989

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Down In The Groove

May 31, 1988

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Knocked Out Loaded

August 8, 1986

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Empire Burlesque

June 8, 1985

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Real Live

December 3, 1984

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Infidels

November 1, 1983

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Shot Of Love

August 12, 1981

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Saved

June 20, 1980

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Slow Train Coming

August 20, 1979

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Bob Dylan At Budokan (Live)

April 23, 1979

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Street-Legal

June 15, 1978

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Hard Rain (Live)

September 10, 1976

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Desire

January 16, 1976

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The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5 - Bob Dylan Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue

December 31, 1975

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The Basement Tapes

June 26, 1975

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Blood On The Tracks

January 17, 1975

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Before The Flood (Live)

June 20, 1974

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Planet Waves

January 17, 1974

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Dylan (1973)

November 16, 1973

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Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid (Soundtrack From The Motion Picture)

July 13, 1973

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New Morning

October 21, 1970

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Self Portrait

June 8, 1970

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Nashville Skyline

April 9, 1969

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The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11 (Deluxe Edition)

December 28, 1967

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John Wesley Harding

December 27, 1967

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No Direction Home: Bootleg Volume 7 (Movie Soundtrack)

June 23, 1966

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The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert (Live)

June 22, 1966

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Blonde On Blonde

June 20, 1966

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Highway 61 Revisited

August 30, 1965

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Bringing It All Back Home

March 22, 1965

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The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol.12 (Deluxe Edition)

January 1, 1965

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Another Side Of Bob Dylan

August 8, 1964

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The Times They Are A-Changin'

January 13, 1964

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The Bootleg Volume 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964 - Concert At Philharmonic Hall

January 1, 1964

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Bob Dylan Live At Carnegie Hall 1963

October 26, 1963

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The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

May 27, 1963

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Bob Dylan In Concert: Brandeis University 1963 (Live)

May 10, 1963

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The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 (The Bootleg Series Vol. 9)

January 4, 1963

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Bob Dylan

March 19, 1962

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