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us: Dylan, Bob, 1941-

  • [ballad singer]
  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

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  • Variants

    • 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-
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Duluth (Minn.)
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Composers
          (lcsh) Guitarists
            (lcsh) Pianists
              (lcsh) Harmonica players
                (lcsh) Singers
                  (lcsh) Country musicians
                    (lcsh) Folk musicians
                      Autoharp player
                  • Use For

                  • Additonal Related Forms

                    • us: Traveling Wilburys
                  • Sources

                    • 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, autoharp) and singer; best known for composition and interpretation of pop, country, and folk music; formed Traveling Wilburys, 1988)
                  • LC Classification

                    • ML420.D98
                    • PS3554.Y56
                  • General Notes

                    • [ballad singer]
                  • Change Notes

                    • 1980-06-13: new
                    • 2014-12-17: revised
                  • Alternate Formats