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Dylan, Bob, 1941-


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    • us: Alias, 1941-
    • us: Blind Boy Grunt, 1941-
    • us: Landy, Bob, 1941-
    • us: Porterhouse, Tedham, 1941-
    • us: Thomas, Robert Milkwood, 1941-
    • us: Zimmerman, Robert, 1941 May 24-
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    • found: Bob Dylan. [Phonodisc] 1962.
    • found: Baker, 6th ed. (Dylan, Bob; real name: Robert Zimmerman; b. May 24, 1941)
    • found: Cable, P. Bob Dylan, his unreleased recordings, 1980,c1978: p. 150 (Dylan on other artists' records under the names Blind Boy Grunt, Robert Milkwood Thomas, Bob Landy; rumored to be performing under the names Tedham Porterhouse, Roosevelt Gook)
    • found: Williams, R. Bob Dylan, 1992: CIP t.p., in subtitle (Alias) galley (b. Robert Allen Zimmerman)
    • found: Audio: red herrings Web site, Tom Rush - "Take A Little Walk With Me," Aug. 18, 2010 (Paul Cable says in his book "Bob Dylan: His Unreleased Recordings" that the "Roosevelt Gook" who plays piano on all six tracks on side 1 of this album is thought to be Bob [Dylan]. However, both Tom Rush in an Oct 1999 interview and Al Kooper in his book "Back Stage Passes & Backstabbing Bastards" say that the person using this pseudonym was actually Al Kooper. Al Kooper is credited with playing electric guitar and celesta as well as co-production on this album, and apparently wanted a separate fee rather than just a payment for "doubling up" Bob [Dylan] names a companion as "Roosevelt Gook" during a phone-in on the Bob Fass Show, WBAI radio, New York, 26 Jan 1966, and Clinton Heylin says this was definitely Al Kooper)
    • found: Email from River Falls Public Library, Aug.17, 2010 (The Bob Dylan Encylopedia, by Michael Gray, 2008, also attributes the "Roosevelt Gook" pseudonym to Al Kooper, under the entry for Kooper)
    • found: Int. ww in pop. mus., 13th ed. (Dylan, Bob; born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941, Duluth, Minn.; American composer, musician (guitar, piano, harmonica) and singer; best known for composition and interpretation of pop, country, and folk music; formed Traveling Wilburys, 1988)
    • found: Information from 678 field, converted Mar. 24, 2018 (ballad singer)
    • found: New York times website, 20 April 2018: in article entitled "Bob Dylan delivers his Nobel Prize lecture, just in time," published June 5, 2017 (After Bob Dylan was named the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature last October, the literary commentariat wrestled with a fundamental question: Can song lyrics be literature?) {https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/05/arts/music/bob-dylan-nobel-prize-lecture-literature.html}
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    • PS3554.Y56
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    • 1980-06-13: new
    • 2018-04-21: revised
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