On July 25th, 1965, Bob Dylan walked onstage at the Newport Folk Festival, plugged in his 1964 sunburst Fender Stratocaster and tore through a scorching three-song set. It was a crucial turning point in his career, and it quickly became rock & roll legend -- the moment when Dylan transformed from a protest folkie to a rebel genius. But the guitar Dylan played on that mythic afternoon went missing for the next 47 years -- until recently, when a team of PBS researchers told New Jersey resident Dawn Peterson that she had it in her home.
Here's a look at the events in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, and the ensuing uproar.
President Obama honors Medal of Freedom recipients including Bob Dylan, Pat Summitt, Madeleine Albright and 10 others.
The first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State and a Polish officer who provided some of the first accounts of the Holocaust are among 13 people who will be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday.
A family doctor documents black eyes and head lacerations on George Zimmerman the day after Trayvon Martin's shooting.
A medical report by George Zimmerman's family doctor shows the neighborhood watch volunteer was diagnosed with a fractured nose, two black eyes and two lacerations on the back of the head after his fatal confrontation with Trayvon Martin.
Cui Jian burst onto the music scene in China 26 years ago with his signature number, "Nothing To My Name."
Jimmy Fallon will release his second album, "Blow Your Pants Off," on June 12.
George Zimmerman apologized Friday to the family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed African-American teen that he shot in a confrontation that riveted a nation and sparked intense discussions about race, racial profiling and gun laws.
For nearly two months, George Zimmerman has been largely a cipher, a riddle whose voice has been heard only in 911 calls reporting a young man acting "real suspicious."
George Zimmerman's attorney explains why his client took the stand to apologize to Trayvon Martin's parents.
Anderson Cooper takes a look back at the life of The Band's Levon Helm and his many contributions to music.
Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in the death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a special prosecutor announced Wednesday.
After a week of demonstrations nationwide, as well as calls for justice and an uproar over hoodies on Capitol Hill, the focus of the Trayvon Martin saga on Saturday will once again return to the Florida city where it all began.
Robert Zimmerman Jr. talks exclusively with Piers Morgan about how his family is getting threats since Trayvon's death.
The father of George Zimmerman, the man accused of shooting and killing and unarmed black teen, says the teen threatened to kill Zimmerman and beat him so badly that it forced Zimmerman to shoot Trayvon Martin.
When Bob Dylan's self-titled debut LP hit shelves on March 19, 1962, it didn't sound anything like the popular music of the time.
CNN Music used Twitter to find one lucky band, Royal Teeth, at SXSW, to showcase to the world.
Anyone expecting outspoken rocker Bruce Springsteen to spend his keynote address here at the South by Southwest music conference talking about his new No. 1 album or the politically divided state of the country may have gotten a surprise.
A compilation album commemorating the 50th anniversary of the human rights organization Amnesty International features some musicians you might expect: activist artists like Sting, Elvis Costello and the Dave Matthews Band. But it's the singers you wouldn't expect who are causing the biggest stir: namely, Miley Cyrus and Ke$ha.
Amnesty International celebrates its 50th anniversary with a Bob Dylan tribute album featuring more than 70 artists.
Bob Dylan never wrote any songs about body glitter or throwing up in the closet. So one may wonder why Ke$ha appears on Amnesty International's new benefit disc "Chimes of Freedom," a 76-track collection of Dylan covers that also features Adele (''Make You Feel My Love''), Maroon 5 (''I Shall Be Released''), and yes, Miley Cyrus (''You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go''), among others.
The paintings in Bob Dylan's "The Asia Series," which are currently on display at the Gagosian Gallery in Manhattan, have come under fire for their resemblance to widely available pre-existing photographs.
The next issue of Rolling Stone -- on stands and in the digital archive on May 13th -- celebrates Bob Dylan's 70th birthday (happening on May 24th) by ranking his 70 greatest songs.
"Like a Rolling Stone" (Highway 61 Revisited, 1965) By Bono
They say Bob Dylan is the most secretive and elusive person in the entire rock & roll substructure, but after doing this interview, I think it would be closer to the point to say that Dylan, like John Wesley Harding, was "never known to make a foolish move."
This has been the first rock & roll decade without revolution, or true revolutionaries, to call its own. The Fifties witnessed nothing less than the birth of the music. The Sixties were rocked by Beatlemania, Motown, Phil Spector, psychedelia and Bob Dylan. The Seventies gave rise to David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, heavy metal, punk and New Wave.
The 15th annual Webby Awards announces its list of nominees
Bob Dylan sure sounded bad, even for him, croaking through "Maggie's Farm" at the Grammys on Sunday. Mick Jagger wasn't much better.
Christina Aguilera tumbled, Bob Dylan strained to be heard and Lady Gaga turned up in an egg costume -- just one of the many memorable moments from the 53rd annual Grammy Awards.
Millions of television screens reverted to black and white for a few minutes Sunday night as the 53rd annual Grammy Awards turned off the color for Bruno Mars.
Featuring something old and something new, singer Bob Dylan rolls onto the Grammy stage this weekend for a performance with Best New Artist nominee Mumford & Sons and roots rockers The Avett Brothers.
Bob Dylan has signed a six-book deal with Simon & Schuster, according to Crain's New York Business, encompassing two sequels to his acclaimed 2004 book "Chronicles: Volume One" as well as another book based on dialogue from his Sirius/XM radio show "Theme Time Radio Hour."
The minister who performed the ceremony for our wedding six years ago required all couples to take counseling sessions with her before their big day.
Bob Dylan will release the ninth volume of his "Bootleg Series" on October 19, he has announced, confirming recent rumors.
Oh no! "Beaches" actress Barbara Hershey and "Lost" hottie Naveen Andrews broke up? Wait a minute, were they ever dating?
Civil rights songs were the soundtrack of the movement that helped bring President Obama to the White House. On Tuesday, Obama welcomed an array of artists to celebrate those songs.
When Max Records auditioned for the "Where the Wild Things Are" (out Friday) role of Max, the precocious boy in a dirty white wolf suit who sails to an island full of fearsome horned monsters and becomes their even more fearsome king, he arrived with one advantage -- and it wasn't his first name.
How does it feel? To be on your own? A complete unknown? Bob Dylan might know.
Bill James has told me -- more than once -- that if he had a Hall of Fame vote, he would probably vote for the maximum of 10 players every year, or as close to 10 as he could justifiably go. As he wrote: "I would always prefer to vote for 10, because if everyone votes for 10, only two or three will be elected. If people leave spaces empty the expectation goes down dramatically."
The case: routine. One man's summary of the facts: anything but.
Legendary record producer Jerry Wexler, who helped shape R&B music with influential recordings of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and made key recordings with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, has died
Music: it's an essential part of a director's armory, providing an aural canvas that enhances and underlines the visual effects on-screen.
"This here ain't no protest song or anything like that, cause I don't write no protest songs."
Cate Blanchett, who won the best supporting actress Golden Globe for her portrayal of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, released a statement of gratitude after her win.
They have been described by critics as the definitive heavy metal band, they released eight studio albums in just 10 years and have sold more than 300 million records worldwide. And now, one of the best rock acts of all time is back.
Just about every inspired film emerges out of some kind of obsession. The singular haunting beauty of "I'm Not There," Todd Haynes' thrilling deep-vision meditation on the music and many lives of Bob Dylan, is that obsession isn't just its fuel -- it's the movie's spirit and subject, its driving force.
Todd Haynes's fictionalized version of the icon's life is a compendium of not-so-hot ideas. But Cate Blanchett does a great Dylan
When GQ hits newsstands next week, it's not one, but three handsome covers vying for attention. For the magazine's annual Men of the Year issue (out Nov. 27), former president Bill Clinton, James Bond stud Daniel Craig and hip hop star Kanye West took top honors. Rounding out the expansive list is "icon" Tom Hanks, "father of the year" Seth Rogen, British import James McAvoy and "breakout of the year" Casey Affleck. Surprisingly enough, GQ includes some ladies: Cate Blanchett is recognized for her turn as Bob Dylan in I'm Not There and Hayden Panettiere is the "obsession of the year."– Kristin Boehm
The stars stepped out this year in their Halloween best (See Britney, Christina and more in our photo gallery) but we'd like to single out some choice selections from Chloe Sevigny and Josh Harnett. Both partied at an Imperia Vodka bash at New York's Gramercy Park Hotel sporting some questionable looks – possibly as a hipster Joan of Arc and Bob Dylan, respectively. Whose costume is weirdest? Click here to take our poll.–Brian Orloff
The '60s Fab Five lend their music to two quirky new movies. Richard Corliss is both bored and enthralled
Unable to resist a dare, Cate Blanchett says she tackled her role as Bob Dylan in the upcoming biopic, I'm Not There, as just that - a challenge.
Toronto - Too many movies, not enough time. That's the dilemma confronting anyone, whether a critic or just a film fan, lucky enough to attend the annual Toronto International Film Festival.
Back in the early 1960s, Bob Dylan informed us that the times were a-changin'. He was right, at least ethnically; America was, back then, a very different place.
1. "Für Elise"
Over the years, Jac Holzman has worked with dozens of musicians. CNN asked him about three in particular.
Jac Holzman was in love with Love.
It will come as no surprise to most Dylan fans that there's nothing obviously modern about "Modern Times." Recorded with his touring band, it takes much of its musical inspiration from the golden age that predated even his own earliest recordings. There's plenty of good-time rock & roll; two romantic, jazzy swingers; a dash of roadhouse blues; plus a couple of haunting, electric folk songs.
Brigitte Nielsen can call it legal now.
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Tips from T Bone Burnett: Less is more. Be true to yourself, and to God. Let the music speak for itself.
Nothing makes a long car ride longer than losing your radio signal in the fourth quarter of a tied ball game. And when the oldies station is cranking out hit after golden hit on a Saturday night, nothing sucks the life out of the party like 17 minutes of commercials. Even if you tune in and hear a great new song Monday morning, you can bet you'll be sick of it after you've heard it 37 times--and it isn't even lunch yet.
Rock and folk music legend Bob Dylan has signed on with XM Satellite Radio as host of a weekly program.
It's a year that could be called "Bob Dylan Revisited."
He may not want to hear this, but Kanye West reminds me sometimes of P. Diddy, now simply Diddy: Both made their reps as producers before graduating to star rhymers in their own right, and both know the value of a prominent sample.
There's nothing like a Terry Gilliam film.
THESE DAYS EVERYONE IS slapping his name on a bottle of wine: Greg Norman, Bob Dylan, even Joe Montana. (A 1999 Montagia cabernet sauvignon, anyone?)
After the hit series "Friends," Lisa Kudrow has to sweat the TV business.
The song broke in the summer of 1965, a fired gun of a drum shot followed by words out of a fairy tale: "Once upon a time, you dressed so fine ..."
I'm going to turn 40 on Sunday.
Faster than a speeding snare roll: It's Ringo Starr, superhero.
Martin Scorsese has been working on a film about Bob Dylan for two years and there's one important person he hasn't spoken to about it: Bob Dylan.
Dennis Quaid has a hard time working for a boss who is much younger than he is in the new film "In Good Company." But in real life, he doesn't have a problem with it.
I'm in a monthly face-to-face book club. I post to an Internet book group. I try to read, on average, a book a week, and if I don't have a book in my hand while I'm waiting in line or seated in a doctor's office, I get antsy.
The title of the new U2 album is "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb."
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Norah Jones, watch your back.
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"Cruisin'" by Booker T & the MG's, from That's the Way It Should Be (Columbia)
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"I Shall Be Released," by Elvis Presley Available in the boxed set Walk a Mile in My Shoes--The Essential '70s Masters (RCA)
MOTT THE HOOPLE "Laugh at Me" from Mott the Hoople, 1970 (Atlantic)
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