Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2021 - Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan’s name has been bandied around in the musings of this Soundtrack dozens of times. Dylan wrote so many of the songs that were popularized by other artists. He has become almost ubiquitous in the world of Folk, Pop and Rock music. He also played with so many other artists in concert and on recordings that you take him for granted.

Bob Dylan was the first pop artist to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, “For his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.”, in 2008. (He was later joined by Hank Williams in 2010 and Aretha Franklin in 2019.)

Panned by many critics for his nasal tone voice, Dylan nevertheless has made a lasting impact on the music industry. His lyrics powered so many other hit songs.

In today’s video we see a young Bob Dylan at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival. I laughed when I watched it. The whole thing was so low key. In comparison to some of the huge shows from artists like Elton John, Simon & Garfunkel, this video seems a bit unprofessional. The crowd and stage personnel seem almost disinterested.

On Monday May 24th, 2021 Bob Dylan, one of the most influential singers and songwriters of his generation, celebrated his 80th birthday. Bob is a founding member of a generation that refuses to grow old.

Here is Mr. Tamborine Man.


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Joseph Domino

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Comments (8)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Joseph. Whether you are a fan or not, you have to recognize Bob Dylan's contribution to music. Enjoy your day.

Jun 03, 2021 05:05 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joseph - story-telling takes many forms.  Mr Dylan proves that.  

Jun 03, 2021 05:21 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

What a great song writer, true poetry in his songs. I love that video, I think I used it before and as you say there seems almost a lethargic indifference to his singing.

Jun 03, 2021 08:14 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

1964 eh, this takes me back into the single digits. Great choice Joseph

Jun 03, 2021 09:05 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We both enjoy Bob Dylan, and one of our favorite songs is : Forever Young.  He has also written his autobiography, which was a treat to read.  A

Jun 03, 2021 09:34 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Joseph Domino 480-390-6011  Love your choices in music we have very similar taste in musical artists I enjoyed all of his early works one of my favorite albums is "Blonde on Blonde"  Thank you for this musical trip to yesterday brings back so many memories  

Jun 03, 2021 03:12 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joseph- I am a huge Bob Dylan fan. I can't wait to put on my Dylan tunes when I walk tomorrow. One of my faves is Lay Lady Lay. 

Jun 03, 2021 05:44 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 ,

I'm playing catch up since you started your medley of songs this month! Day 3 and another great selection to spin! I'm a huge fan of Bob Dylan. Loving your series.

Jun 06, 2021 11:13 AM