Happy Birthday, Robert Allen Zimmerman

One of the greatest performers that music ever begot, Bob Dylan, was born on this day, 76 years ago.

They Got Away With The Murder Ballads

Exactly 21 year ago Nick Cave and “The Bad Seeds” released their ninth studio album, “Murder Ballads”. This was their commercial breakthrough. It has also been their greatest commercial success up to date. The duet song with Kylie Minogue, “Where the Wild Roses Grow” was a hit single and received two ARIA Awards in 1996. “I […]

Blank on Blank – Bob Dylan

Blank on Blank is a Brooklyn-based studio, in collaboration with PBS, that uses animated short films to present lost or forgotten interviews. “Famous names, lost interviews” is their tagline. “Iâ’m never going to be rich or famous,” says Bob Dylan in this 1962 Folksingers Choice radio show snippet. At the time, Dylan was only 20. […]

Patti Smith speaks on Bob Dylan and Donâ’t Look Back

Can we talk about cool duos for a minute? Criterionâ’s got this great clip of Patti Smith waxing philosophical over Bob Dylanâ’s impact on her development as a musician. The clip is featured in Criterionâ’s 2015 re-release of Donâ’t Look Back, D. A. Pennebakerâ’s groundbreaking portrait of Dylan and his famed 1965 tour. The film, […]

Patti Smith Celebrates Birthdays

Who could have said that Patti would become a birthday artist? Today sheâ’ll hold a concert for her own birthday celebration, as she turns 70. Sheâ’ll perform alongside her son and daughter at Riviera Theatre in Chicago. According to her own announcement, the audience will hear her album â€œHorses”. In a couple of months, Patti will celebrate another artistâ’s B-day. Philip Glass, the famous American composer, is about to turn 80 in March. He has composed music for many films, e. g.  The Hours â” as you may remember, the plot was based on the eponymous novel by Michael Cunningham which depicts Virginia Woolfâ’s struggles with writing her famous novel Mrs Dalloway. Also, the list of movies with Glassâ’s soundtrack includes Bent, The Illusionist, Notes on a Scandal, Stoker, Elena, Leviathan. So, Patti will sing at the event which will be a double celebration, of Glassâ’ birthday and the 30th anniversary of Tibet House US, a non-profit organisation which was founded by Glass, Richard Gere and professor Robert Truman. They did it at the bidding of the 14th Dalai Lama, to arouse audience interest for Tibetâ’s culture, tradition and philosophy. Patti Smith, who performed at the Nobel Prize Ceremony in 2016 with Dylanâ’s   â€œA Hard Rainâ’s A-Gonna Fall”, will participate at Tibet House US Benefit Concert together with Iggy Pop, Laurie Anderson and other well-known artists. This event will take place on March 16, 2017 at New Yorkâ’s Carnegie Hall.

Patti Smith accepts Bob Dylan’s Nobel Peace Prize, performs “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”

On Saturday, the Swedish Academy honored the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize winners in a ceremony held in Stockholm. The awards winner for literature, Bob Dylan, was not in attendance due to scheduling conflicts. Patti Smith, who appeared in place of the legendary songwriter, was accompanied by the Philharmonic performing a sparse, sensitive version of Dylan’s […]

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