(EFE) – New York, May 24. – Bob Dylan, the legendary American musician, singer-songwriter, and lyricist who is widely regarded as the living legend of folk rock, turned 80 on Monday.
He has published 39 albums and sold 125 million copies in his long career.
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the musician released an album of previously unheard songs after an eight-year hiatus, and it did not disappoint.
Dylan’s 17-minute song Murder Most Foul, from the album Rough and Rowdy Ways, is a well-received examination of American history and culture.
In his first major interview since 2017, Dylan told the New York Times that the songs “sort of compose themselves and count on me to sing them” a week before the album’s release.
Bob Dylan was known as Robert Zimmerman before he became a cultural icon. He dropped out of school in 1961 and relocated to New York to pursue his artistic ambitions.
After releasing his self-titled album Bob Dylan a year later, he became one of the most well-known figures in New York’s music scene. He became a symbol of the anti-war movement in the 1960s, ensuring him a position in the thriving folk and hippie culture at the time.
He was the first musician to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016.
Love & Theft (2001), Modern Times (2006), Tempest (2012), Fallen Angels (2016), and Bob Dylan Live. 1961-2000, which Columbia Records issued on his 60th birthday, are among his famous albums.
Dylan’s complete music catalogue, which includes 600 songs and is regarded one of the most extensive in modern music, was sold to Universal Music Group for $300 million in 2020. EFE (European Free Exchange)