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Bob Dylan 018

Look closer to find words for all three stanzas of Blowin’ in the Wind:

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, ‘n’ how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they’re forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Yes, ‘n’ how many years can a mountain exist
Before it’s washed to the sea?
Yes, ‘n’ how many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free?
Yes, ‘n’ how many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn’t see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Yes, ‘n’ how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, ‘n’ how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, ‘n’ how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Bob Dylan

Robert Allen Zimmerman, born May 24, 1941 is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when he became a reluctant “voice of a generation” with songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind”(released in July 1963 by Peter, Paul and Mary selling 300,000 in the first week), and “The Times They Are a-Changin'” which became anthems for the Civil Rights Movement and anti-war movement. In 1965, he controversially “went electric”, branching out from his earlier work and alienating some fans of the American folk music revival, recording a six-minute single, “Like a Rolling Stone“, which enlarged the scope of popular music. In the space of 15 months, Dylan recorded three of the most important and influential rock albums of the 1960s, Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde on Blonde.

Dylan’s lyrics incorporate a wide range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. They defied existing pop-music conventions and appealed to the burgeoning counterculture. 

In May 1963, Dylan’s political profile rose when he walked out of The Ed Sullivan Show. During rehearsals, Dylan had been told by CBS television’s head of program practices that “Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues” was potentially libelous to the John Birch Society. Rather than comply with censorship, Dylan refused to appear.

In his recording career, Dylan has explored many of the traditions in American song—from folk, blues, and country to gospel, and rock and roll, and from rockabilly to English, Scottish, and Irish folk music. . . Backed by a changing lineup of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed “the Never Ending Tour”. His accomplishments as a recording artist and performer have been central to his career, but his songwriting is considered his greatest contribution.

Dylan has won many awards throughout his career including the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, ten Grammy Awards, one Academy Award and one Golden Globe Award. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame.

-credit Wikipedia

The artwork: 

The first print of this Bob Dylan illustration sold in a silent auction at the Tacodeli fundraising benefit for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Tacodeli has supported participants who cycle and fundraise, riding in the BP MS150. Tacodeli has sponsored this event for several years raising millions of dollars. 

Digital Print on Archival Matte – Original illustration done in graphite and prisma color: Olive Green-it was popular in the ‘60s; Dark Umber-Dylan’s Lyrics are true and somber; and Mulberry for his participation with the Traveling Wilburys (see George Harrison 027).

Artist: Tobin Bortner of Bastrop, Texas – drawing done in December of 2018 – ©Tobin Signs/Look Closer Illustrations 

DERIVATIVE Work – photo credit: “bob-dylan-png-5 –”

What you get:
$40 (36.95 + 3.05 tax)

11 x 14 Print Package with Authenticity Sheet
signed and numbered (run of 40)
Domestic Priority Mail $8
(Free shipping)

Bob Dylan 018

Prolific musician spanning decades.


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