In Minnesota, there are ample opportunities to see some of the best singers perform. Check out these amazing musicians from the home team.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been three decades since Prince bade us to “dig if you will a picture.” Yes, the blockbuster Purple Rain album — a 20 million unit monster that still stands atop the list of the bestselling Minnesota albums ever release, well ahead of Bob Dylan’s two separate Greatest Hits compilations — was released on June 25, 1984.
One of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone,” could bring $1 million to $2 million at auction. A working draft of the finished song in Dylan’s own hand is being offered by Sotheby’s on Tuesday. The draft is written in pencil on four sheets of hotel letterhead stationery with revisions, additions, notes and doodles: a hat, a bird, an animal with antlers.
One of Minnesota’s most famous people celebrates a big birthday Saturday. Bob Dylan turned 73. Dylan is originally from Hibbing, Minn. His career spans decades and genres, and has helped shape music as we know it today.
A photo exhibit documenting a pivotal time in Bob Dylan’s career opens this month in the northern Minnesota town where he grew up. “Daniel Kramer: Photographs of Bob Dylan” opens May 23 at the Paulucci Space Theatre in Hibbing.
One of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone,” is going to auction in New York this summer. Sotheby’s is offering a working draft of the finished song in Dylan’s own hand for an estimated $1 million to $2 million.
Minnesota is home to some of the most unique sounds in the music industry. The sounds of Bob Dylan, Prince, The Jayhawks and Doomtree have inspired countless of inspiring artists to pick up instruments. Many of whom come to St. Paul, Minn. to the McNally Smith College of Music where classes focus on performance, recording and engineering.
The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan plugged in when he famously went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sold Friday for nearly $1 million — the highest price ever paid for a guitar at auction. Christie’s auction house did not immediately identify the absentee buyer who agreed to pay $965,000 for the sunburst-finish guitar.
French authorities have filed preliminary charges against Bob Dylan over a 2012 interview in which he is quoted comparing Croatians to Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan. The charges of “public insult and inciting hate” were filed against the musician in mid-November.
Music fans got their fill Wednesday night in St. Paul, enjoying two big bands, and a Minnesota music legend. Fans streamed into Midway Stadium to see My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and Bob Dylan.
Some chairs used by famous Minnesotans are on display at the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis. Included is a chair used by singer Bob Dylan at the Ten O’clock Scholar Coffee House in February 1960.
American musical legend Bob Dylan is bringing his act back home, but first he needs a little help from St. Paul city leaders. Dylan is set to perform at Midway Stadium in July as part of his “Americanarama” tour of minor league ballparks.
The northeastern Minnesota city of Hibbing kicks off its annual celebration of native son Bob Dylan this week. Dylan Days 2013 features music, poetry and a singer-songwriter contest. The three-day festival opens on Friday, the day Dylan turns 72.
Bob Dylan is heading back to Minnesota to visit the home of the St. Paul Saints.
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