Author(s): Brian Southall
"There are giant figures in art who are sublimely good - Mozart, Picasso, Frank Lloyd Wright, Shakespeare, Dickens. Dylan ranks alongside these artists." Rolling Stone Magazine Bob Dylan tells the story of one of counterculture's biggest heroes, as never before. It illustrates Bob Dylan's journey in beautiful photographs and unique memorabilia from his unassuming beginnings in Minnesota through to his quest for success in the Big Apple and beyond. Bob Dylan's groundbreaking work and epochal impact on the art and music scene is encapsulated completely in this book, making it an essential insight for music and culture fans of all ages.
Brian Southall began writing about pop music in the 1960s on a local newspaper before graduating to the likes of Melody Maker and Disc. He then pursued a 30-year career in the record business working for A&M Tamla Motown EMI and Warner Music. His first book - the official history of Abbey Road Studios - was published in 1982 and since then he has written The A-Z of Record Labels; the Sex Pistols 90 Days at EMI Northern Songs - the story of the Beatles music publishing; If You Don't Know Me By Now - the authorized story of Simply Red; Pop Goes To Court; and most recently The Rise & Fall of EMI.
The Bob Dylan Story follows the epic journey of Bob Dylan from his early beginnings in Minnesota, through his relocation to New York City, to him becoming the living legend and global icon that he is today.; Evidenced by fascinating memorabilia and spectacular photographs of his personal life, grueling tours and public appearances, Bob's legacy is laid bare for you to pore over.; Discover how and why he wrote those lyrics that will resonate for generations and read about his greatest releases.