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Bob Dylan: Iconic Singer & Songwriter: Secondary Sources: Books & Articles


"Dylan Revisited: The Blood on the Tracks Truth," by Burl Gilyard.
In Minnesota Monthly, vol. 38, no. 2 (Feb. 2004), pages 32-37.
MNHS call number: PN1991 .P742 v.38:2

"The 5-Minute Biography: A Crash Course on the Most Influential Musician of our Time",  by Bill Flanagan.
In AARP the magazine, vol.58,no. 2B, (Feb./March 2015), pgs., 35,74-75.
MNHS call number:  ML420.D9 L68 2015

Biography File on Dylan, Bob
A file of various periodical and newspaper articles about Bob Dylan.
MNHS call number: V.F. Biography - Dylan, Bob

"25 Things You Should Know about Bob Dylan on his 75th Birthday", by Jon Bream.
Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 22, 2016.
MNHS call number: Digital Copy, Microfilm Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 23, 2016, pg. E1

"25 Bob Dylan landmarks to visit in Minnesota", by Jon Bream.
 Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 24, 2016.
MNHS call number: Digital Copy, Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 23, 2016, pg E3.


Books: Biographical

Bob Dylan in America, by Sean Wilentz
New York: Doubleday, 2010
MNHS call number: ML420.D9 W534 2010

Dylan in Minnesota: Just Like Bob Zimmerman's Blues, by Dave Engel.
Rudolph, Wis.: River City Memoirs-Mesabi, 1997.
MNHS call number: ML420.D9 E63 1997

Positively Main Street: Bob Dylan’s Minnesota, by Toby Thompson.
Rev. ed., New ed., 1st University of Minnesota Press ed.
MNHS call number: ML420.D9 T5 2008

Highway 61 Revisited: Bob Dylan's Road from Minnesota to the World, edited by Colleen J. Sheehy and Thomas Swiss.
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009.
MNHS call number: ML420.D9 H54 2009

Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisitedby Clinton Heylin.
New York: William Morrow, 2001.
MNHS call number: ML420.D9 H491 2001

Bob Dylan: An Illustrated History, produced by Michael Gross; with a text by Robert Alexander.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1978.
MNHS call number: Reading Room ML420 .D9 G76 1978

Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments: Day by Day, 1941-1995, by Clinton Heylin.
New York: Schirmer Books, 1996.
MNHS call number: Reading Room ML420 .D9 H494 1996

The Bob Dylan Scrapbook: 1956-1966, with text by Robert Santelli.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005.
MNHS call number: ML420.D9 S24 2005

Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads, by Greil Marcus.
New York: Public Affairs, 2005.
MNHS call number: ML420.D0 M17 2005

Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisitedby Clinton Heylin.
New York: William Morrow, 2001.
MNHS call number: ML420.D9 H491 2001

Dylan: A Biography, by Bob Spitz.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1989.
MNHS call number: ML420.D9 S6 1989

No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan, by Robert Shelton.
New York: William Morrow, 1986.
MNHS call number: ML420.D9 S5 1986

Books: Music Analysis & Reference

Bob Dylan: A Descriptive, Critical Discography and Filmography, 1961-1993,  by John Nogowski.
​Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1995.
MNHS call number: ML156.7.D97 N64 1995

The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, by Michael Gray.
New York: Continuum, 2006.
MNHS call number: Reading Room ML420.D9 G68 2006

Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited, by Colin Irwin.
Legendary Sessions series.
New York: Billboard Books, 2008.
MNHS call number: ML420.D9 I78 2008b

The Lyrics: 1961-2012, by Bob Dylan
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016
MNHS call number: M1630.18.D94 L97 2017

Performing Artist: The Music of Bob Dylan, by Paul Williams.
Novato, Calif.: Underwood-Miller, 1990.
MNHS call number: ML420.D9 W546 1990

Revolution in the Air: The Songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973, by Clinton Heylin.
Chicago, Ill.: Chicago Review Press, 2009.
MNHS call number: ML420.D9 H495 2009

Still On the Road: The Songs of Bob Dylan, 1974-2006, by Clinton Heylin.
Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press, 2010.
MNHS call number: ML420.D9 H496 2010

Voice Without Restraint: A Study of Bob Dylan's Lyrics and Their Background, by John Herdman.
Edinburgh, Scotland: Paul Harris Publishing, 1982.
MNHS call number: PS3554.Y56 Z654

Film & Video

Dont Look Back, videorecording, 96 min.
Hollywood, CA: Paramount Home Video, 1986
This film is about the sixties and Bob Dylan, who is shown to be more than just a folk singer and a song writer. D.A. Pennebaker filmed Dylan during his 1965 English tour, catching him in private moments as well as public performances.
MNHS call number: Videotape 192

No Direction Home, video recording (2 discs), 207 min.
Hollywood, CA: Paramount, 2005
Traces Bob Dylan's journey from his roots in Minnesota, to his early days in Greenwich Village, to his tumultuous ascent to pop stardom in 1966. Many of Dylan's contemporaries share their thoughts and feelings about the young singer who would change popular music forever. Contains extensive archival footage, and some never-before-seen and rare concert performances.
MNHS call number: DVD 23

Bob Dylan the American Troubadour, 1 videocassette (100 min.) 
New York, N.Y. : A&E, 2000.
The controversial life and times of American troubadour Bob Dylan is played out against the background of his songs and music.
MNHS call number: Use Copy 874

World Tour 1966: The Home Movies Through the Camera of Bob Dylan's Drummer Mickey Jones, videorecording, 91 min.
Home movies made from 8mm films made by drummer Mickey Jones during the 1966 tour. Includes unreleased acoustic and electric footage and exclusive still photos by Barry Feinstein.
MNHS call number: DVD 6

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