Is Bob Dylan Living or Dead?

Has American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist Bob Dylan died? Or is he still alive?

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American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist

Bob Dylan is ...

Alive
Born 24 May 1941 in Duluth
Age78 years, 2 months
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Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan, onstage in Victoria-Gasteiz, at the Azkena Rock Festival.

About Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, poet, and visual artist who has been a major figure in popular culture for more than fifty 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 Movement and anti-war movement. His lyrics during this period incorporated a wide range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences, defied pop-music conventions and appealed to the burgeoning counterculture. Following his self-titled debut album in 1962, which mainly comprised traditional folk songs, Dylan made his breakthrough as a songwriter with the release of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan the following year. The album featured "Blowin' in the Wind" and the thematically complex "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall". For many of these songs he adapted the tunes and sometimes 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 encountered controversy 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 (1965), Highway 61 Revisited (1965) and Blonde on Blonde (1966). The six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone" (1965) radically expanded what a pop song could convey. In July 1966, Dylan withdrew from touring after being injured in a motorcycle accident. 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. The major works of his later career include Time Out of Mind (1997), "Love and Theft" (2001), Modern Times (2006) and Tempest (2012). His most recent recordings have comprised versions of traditional American standards, especially songs recorded by Frank Sinatra. Backed by a changing lineup of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed 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 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has also received numerous awards including ten Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award. Dylan has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Pulitzer Prize jury 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 2012, Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and in 2016, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

He is also known as Bob Landy, Robert Milkwood Thomas, Tedham Porterhouse, Robert Zimmerman, Blind Boy Grunt, Robert Allen Zimmerman, Jack Frost, Elston Gunn, Lucky Wilbury, Boo Wilbury, Sergei Petrov, Robert Dylan, Alias and 00008955172 IPI.

Albums

Bob Dylan has been involved with:

Time Out of Mind
album
1997
Bringing It All Back Home
album
1965
John Wesley Harding
album by Bob Dylan
1967
Blood on the Tracks
album by Bob Dylan
1975
Modern Times
album by Bob Dylan
2006
Infidels
album by Bob Dylan
1981
Tempest
album by Bob Dylan
2012
Slow Train Coming
album by Bob Dylan
1979
Another Side of Bob Dylan
album
1964
Self Portrait
album by Bob Dylan
1970
Empire Burlesque
album
1985
New Morning
album by Bob Dylan
1970
Shadows in the Night
2015 album by Bob Dylan
2015
Shot of Love
album
1981
Together Through Life
album
2009
Planet Waves
Bob Dylan album
1974
Bob Dylan
debut album of Bob Dylan
1962
Triplicate
album by Bob Dylan
2017
Fallen Angels
album by Bob Dylan
2016
The Essential Bob Dylan
compilation by Bob Dylan (2000)
2000
Love and Theft
album by Bob Dylan
2001
Oh Mercy
album
1989
Christmas in the Heart
album by Bob Dylan
2009
Dylan
compilation album by Bob Dylan (2007)
2007
Nashville Skyline
album
1969
Under the Red Sky
album
1990
Down in the Groove
album by Bob Dylan
1988
The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
live double-album release in recognition of Bob Dylan's 30 years as a recording artist
1993
Street-Legal
album by Bob Dylan
1978
Good as I Been to You
album by Bob Dylan
1992
World Gone Wrong
album
1993
Knocked Out Loaded
album by Bob Dylan
1986
Dylan
album by Bob Dylan (1973)
1973
The Byrds Play Dylan
compilation album by The Byrds
1979
Saved
album by Bob Dylan
1980
Hollies Sing Dylan
1969 Hollies album
1969
Masterpieces
compilation album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan
1978
Dylan Different
album by Ben Sidran
2009
Odetta Sings Dylan
album
1965
The Best of Bob Dylan
compilation album by Bob Dylan (1997)
1997
Portraits of Bob Dylan
album by Steve Howe
1999
Any Day Now
album by Joan Baez
1968
The Best of Bob Dylan, Vol. 2
compilation album by Bob Dylan
2000
Robyn Sings
album by Robyn Hitchcock
2002
The Best of Bob Dylan
compilation album by Bob Dylan (2005)
2005
Blues
single-disc compilation album by Bob Dylan
2006