Bob Dylan Ten key dates
Here are 10 key dates in the life of US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, who yesterday won the Nobel Literature Prize.
May 24, 1941: Robert Allen Zimmerman (later Bob Dylan) is born in Duluth, Minnesota.
1962: Dylan releases his first album, "Bob Dylan." He also records the pacifist hymn "Blowin' In The Wind," which appears on his next album, "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan," released in 1963.
August 28, 1963: Dylan participates in a huge civil rights rally, the March on Washington, best known for Martin Luther King's landmark "I have a dream" speech.
July 25, 1965: Dylan shocks die-hard fans when he plugs in a Fender Stratocaster guitar at the Newport Folk Festival and plays songs from his acoustic and rock album "Bringing It All Back Home." Dylan is said by one critic to have "electrified one half of his audience, and electrocuted the other".
May 16, 1966: Dylan releases "Blonde on Blonde", considered by many his best album.
July 30, 1966: Dylan suffers a motorcycle accident and is absent from the music scene for three years.
January 1979: Dylan, whose family is of Jewish origin, becomes a born-again Christian, a faith that infuses a subsequent trilogy of albums, "Slow Train Coming," "Saved," and "Shot of Love."
June 7, 1988: Dylan begins what becomes known as the "Never ending tour," a phrase coined by a music journalist to describe a seemingly unending schedule of concert tours that continues to this day.
April 2008: Dylan is awarded a special award in the Pulitzer Prizes for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture."
May 2016: Dylan releases "Fallen Angels", a compilation of songs from various writers that were almost all once recorded by Frank Sinatra.