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Bob Dylan Memorabilia
The career of Bob Dylan would be hard to sum up in a single quote, however, asking the master singer-songwriter himself might generate a good answer. His words have been used widely in modern culture, and his intellectual, political, sometimes disordered music has earned him a defined mark in rock and roll history.
Born and raised in northern Minnesota, Dylan attended the University of Minnesota after high school, dropping out his freshman year to pursue a music career in New York City. By 1962, he released a self-titled debut album with Columbia Records, continuing on to produce over 60 albums in a five-decade period.
Overall, Dylan touched the roots many musical styles, while pioneering a standout lyrical style. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and has been awarded widely for his work, winning 10 Grammys, the Polar Prize, a Golden Globe Award, an Academy Award, and the Unites States’ Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Bob Dylan memorabilia offers a collector many options, considering the length of the singer-songwriter’s career and the potential for additional music production. Books, posters, vinyl, and concert t-shirts are easily found, while signed pieces, artist-worn clothing, and personal property will be more rare.
In 2014, Simon & Schuster released a book on Bob Dylan entitled, “The Lyrics: Since 1962.” Fifty signed, limited-edition books were made available for $5,000 each, and they sold out quickly
The “Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” album had a first printing destroyed by Columbia Records. It contained the song, “Talkin’ John Birch Society Blues,” speculated by some to be a target for litigation by political extremists. Not all copies were destroyed, leaving the remaining few copies highly valuable
Bob Dylan’s birth name was Robert Allen Zimmerman, but he changed his last name in 1962