February 17, 2019
Let’s continue our journey and learn more about Bob Dylan’s defining moments and how he became a persona everyone loved. Being still a young adult, in his 20s, Dylan made the steps on his own to become huge in music industry and to be heard as a fighter for social regards. He debuted in many folk festivals while being invited to perform as a guest. Also, he kept travelling through the country as he received many invitations to record folk type of music songs. Dylan kept getting recognized as more records of his reached the new audiences. Here is a few more Bob Dylan’s astonishing moments as an artist.
Show at the folk festival
When Bob Dylan was 24 years old, in 1965, he got invited to perform at the Newport festival where folk music was the main attraction. He was presented as a young acoustic icon who is just starting his career, but he already had clear opinions about the world and its terrors. He wanted to tell the people how the society needs a change. Dylan only had sixteen minutes on stage, and it is debated as a fastest ending to the show. He played tunes with other blues bands. Most notable performance might be the “Like a Rolling Stone” song because of the audience’s actions during the tune’s execution. They became angry with Bob Dylan and tried to boo him off the stage with negative comments about the sound system and the duration of his performance. However, the night show is held as one of the historic performances of Dylan’s. The song was released the same week and it got pushed to the top on the American music charts. After the show, Dylan commented on the booing situation with a fluster, saying he did not know what else there was to do as he was playing the hit record.
Next year, the artist in Nashville engaged in creating the greatest rock album of all time. It might sound unfamiliar for Bob Dylan to get involved in rock music genre, but he and group of other guys made the studio set go wild. At first, no one in Nashville’s studio knew who Dylan was. He participated greatly, had put a lot of effort in it and in 3 months’ time, there was the most marvelous rock album called “Blonde on Blonde”. The album reached the top 10 in the United States and in the United Kingdom. After 12 years of its release, Bob Dylan reminisced the making of the album and clarified to the audience that he had never heard the perfect thin sound he was hearing when producing the folk-rock music tunes. Regarding the creation of the album, other artists said that Bob Dylan had compassion and great ideas on how to put philosophy into lyrical lines and make it into poetry, and that inspired people to work with Dylan. Additionally, they mentioned that his touch to the album and his work still cannot be matched to this day.