Bob Dylan: A Style Icon 40 Years After His Seminal Record ‘Desire’

Legendary American singer Bob Dylan has a body of work for which there simply is no equal. Through his lengthy career Dylan has released no fewer than 36 studio albums. You can add to that 11 live Dylan albums, over 30 compilation albums, 12 “bootleg” series releases and an astounding 58 singles. Dylan has long been credited as a master wordsmith, the first rock poet and, for many, Bob is the finest writer of contemporary music the world has ever known.

Dylan’s career was launched way back in 1962 with his eponymous Bob Dylan release. Amazingly Dylan’s most recent release, last years Shadows in the Night, shows that Bob is as popular as ever. Dylan’s album hit the top spot in the U.K. and at No 7 in the Billboard 200. A remarkable success for a man who will be 75-years-old in just a few months.

via Bob Dylan: A Style Icon 40 Years After His Seminal Record ‘Desire’.

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Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

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