5 Things: the changing faces of Bob Dylan

Our five favourite versions of the man born Robert Zimmerman

Bob Dylan

Folk Dylan

Bob Dylan - The Times they are A-changin' -1965

Became the poster boy for protest music with album and song The Times They Are a-Changin’ in 1964.

Electric Dylan

Enraged the folky masses by plugging in for ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ in 1965. Allen Ginsberg pushed a broom in the background.

Movie Dylan

Portrayed by six different actors in I’m Not There and covered by a million different bands for the soundtrack. Sonic Youth did the title song.

Festive Dylan

Released a Christmas album for charity in 2009, featuring the ludicrously jaunty polka ‘Must Be Santa’ as lead single.

Pop Dylan

Audio prankster Mike Bauer channelled Dylan in March this year to lend some profundity to Rebecca Black’s otherwise heinous ‘Friday’.

Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler

The only city graced with two dates on his current tour, Glasgow must be in favour with the living legend, now in his 70s but still going strong. With support from Newcastle's most famous bandana wearer and Dire Straits man Knopfler.

Bob Dylan & His Band

Ramshackle country/folk/rock from the living legend, now in his 70s but still going strong.


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