Bob Dylan

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22 Oct, 2016

Ignores Nobel committee

Makes Statement

Dylan is reportedly ignoring his Nobel Prize in Literature, resisting all of the Nobel committee’s attempts to reach him. Some members of the Nobel committee find this behavior arrogant, others accept it as characteristic of Dylan. Academy member:

He is who he is. We were aware that he can be difficult and that he does not like appearances when he stands alone on the stage.

25 Jul, 2015

Dylan’s guitar returns to Newport Folk Festival

The guitar Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival is returning from Irsay’s collection to this year’s festival, where it will be played by Isbell. The instrument was left on a plane by Dylan after the concert. After unsuccessfully trying to return it to Dylan, the pilot gave it to his daughter, who auctioned it off. Irsay bought the instrument for almost a million dollars (at the time the most expensive guitar ever sold at auction) in 2013.Irsay collection curator:

It’s actually a good playing guitar. It is such an important part of musical history, and Dylan was our generation’s Shakespeare, so it’s our way to give back and share.

24 Jun, 2014

$2 million for ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ draft

A draft of Dylan’s song, Like a Rolling Stonesells for $2 million at Sotheby’s auction pf Rock & Roll items: A Rock & Roll History: Presley to Punk. Sotheby’s says the draft of the final lyrics is the only document of the lyrics in existence and that the price sets a world record for a pop music manuscript.

1 May, 2014

‘Like a Rolling Stone’ lyrics to be auctioned

Dylan’s handwritten draft of ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ will be up for auction for $1 million to $2 million this summer. This song, about a young girl who goes off by herself once she has been cast out of her upper class social circles, is one of Dylan’s most famous compositions.  The draft is in pencil on four different pieces of hotel stationary with additions, revisions, notes, and doodles of a bird, a hat, and an animal with antlers.

11 Feb, 2007

Wins Grammy


Dylan wins the Grammy for Best Rock Solo Performance for Someday Baby,  and Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album  for Modern Times.

25 Feb, 1998

Wins Grammy


Dylan wins the Grammy for Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Folk Album for Time Out Of Mind, and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for Cold Irons Bound.

We didn’t know what we had when he did, but we did it anyway.

1998 - Awards Show - Grammy Awards - Album of The Year - Bob Dylan

1 Mar, 1995

Wins Grammy


Dylan wins the Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for World Gone Wrong.

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