Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan Recognized by Stuffy American Academy of Arts and Letters

Posted on 03/13/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentWhile the world was watching for white smoke from the Vatican chimney, the undisputed master of American songwriting in the post-Tin Pan Alley era was himself inducted into an exclusive club. Officials of the American Academy of Arts and Letters announced that Bob Dylan had been elected, the first rocker to make the cut for a stuffy Academy that may be trying to remake its image. (In fact, as the Associated Press pointed out in its story about Dylan’s election, …

Happy July 4 (but not to Will and Kate)

Posted on 07/2/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeIf I needed one more reminder of what we have to celebrate on the 4th of July, I got it last week – when the Daily Telegraph reported that Kate Middleton is required to curtsy to her husband’s aunt and female cousins, unless (of course! I should have guessed!) her husband is with her. (Whether he’s with her or not, she must always curtsy to the Queen and Prince Phillip, which I’m sure is every granddaughter-in-law’s idea of how to …

Levon Helm: One More Brother Gone

Posted on 04/19/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThe following is a guest post from Steve Mencher, AARP Multimedia Editor. On the death of Levon Helm today: They say if you remember the sixties, you weren’t there.  And I’m not sure if the seventies are any different, but a bunch of us made it to the Oakland Coliseum on February 11, 1974, watching Bob Dylan and the Band in one of the most eagerly awaited tours of the decade. Dylan hadn’t been touring much, and The Band had …

Meet Bob Dylan: A Mosaic of a Man

Posted on 04/12/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentNow this is awesome: To celebrate Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday, AARP The Magazine commissioned artist Robert Silvers to create this Photomosaic of the legendary musician for ourMay/June 2011 issue. Silvers, who invented the Photomosaic process, used 25 of Dylan’s album covers and other photographs of the singer taken throughout his career to re-create the compelling portrait shot by photographer Daniel Kramer in 1965. The image was later used as the cover for Biograph, a 3-disc compilation album released in 1985. A picture of a mosaic is …

Come Gather Round People Wherever You Roam

Posted on 04/29/2009 by | General News | Comments

EntertainmentBob Dylan’s newest album, Together Through Life, hit music stores yesterday. Edna Gundersen in USA Today offers a typically glowing review. “He’s got grit, for sure. His gloriously wicked, wheezy croon suits these biting, sentimental tales of love in hard times. Dylan may be tangled up in blues, but when he punctuates My Wife’s Home Town with a mischievous chuckle, it’s clear he has never felt so unfettered.” And in a nod to the younger generation, Dylan has announced a …