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Bob Dylan

Musician (born 24-May-1941)


Mark Blake. Dylan: Visions, Portraits, and Back Pages. East Rutherford, NJ: DK Publishing. 2006. 288pp.

Bob Dylan. Chronicles. London: Simon & Schuster. 2004. 293pp.

Andy Gill; Kevin Odegard. A Simple Twist of Fate: Bob Dylan and the Making of Blood on the Tracks. Da Capo Press. 2005. 264pp.

Michael Gray. Song & Dance Man III: The Art of Bob Dylan. London: Continuum. 2000. 918pp.

Marcus Greil. Once upon a Time: Bob Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone. PublicAffairs. 2005. A "biography" of the hit single.

David Hajdu. Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina and Richard Farina. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 2001.

Clinton Heylin. Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades. Scranton, PA: William Morrow. 2001.

Greil Marcus. Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads. New York: PublicAffairs. 2005.

Mike Marqusee. Wicked Messenger: Bob Dylan and the 1960s. Seven Stories Press. 2005. 367pp.

Larry David Smith. Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and American Song. Praeger. 2002. 263pp.

Howard Sounes. Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan. Grove. 2001. 527pp.

Oliver Trager. Keys to the Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia. Billboard Books. 2004. 768pp.

Sean Wilentz. Bob Dylan in America. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. 2010. 400pp.


  1. A Dylan Insider's Back Pages
    by Sam Tanenhaus. The New York Times, 7-Aug-2014.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.327)

  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.200)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.197)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.456)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.304)

  12. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.202)

  13. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.151)

  14. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.148)

  15. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (p.259)

  16. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.210)

  17. Encylopedia of Pop, Rock, and Soul (pp.197-201)

  18. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.82-83)

  19. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.260)

  20. The International Who's Who 2001 (p.437)

  21. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.160)

  22. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.66)

  23. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, pp.780-83)

  24. The Encyclopedia of Country Music (p.157)

  25. Legends in Their Own Time (p.73)

  26. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.323)

  27. American Songwriters (pp.137-45)

  28. Who's Who in America 1970 (p.633)

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