Bob Dylan: The Stories Behind the Songs 1962-1969 by Andy Gill

By Andy Gill

During this ebook, Andy Gill check the situations at the back of Dylan's most renowned songs, tracing the artist's growth from younger tyro folkie to acclaimed protest singer, and during the following alterations which observed him invent folk-rock and remodel rock'n'roll with symbolist poetry, earlier than taking flight into country-tinged conservatism simply as his fans have been engaged within the nice psychedelic freak-show of the overdue Nineteen Sixties. Even then, he couldn't support yet innovate, introducing the area to a different pressure of renowned track - country-rock - which might come to dominate the yank charts throughout the subsequent decade. regularly one step prior to the gang, continuously pushing himself to increase the bounds of his artwork, the Dylan of the Nineteen Sixties is still a beacon of integrity to which enthusiasts and fellow musicians maintain returning.

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