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“Forever young”: Los 76 años de Bob Dylan

Este 24 de mayo, Robert Allen Zimmerman, cumple años.

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24 Mayo, 2017

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Considerado “genio único”, nominado al Nobel de Literatura, y galardonado con el Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Artes en 2007, nació un 24 de mayo de 1941 y fue nombrado Robert Allen Zimmerman.

Hoy, 75 años más tarde es mundialmente conocido como Bob Dylan y anota más de cinco décadas como ícono en la escena musical.

Sus padres pertenecían a una comunidad judía; sus abuelos paternos emigraron desde lo que hoy es Ucrania producto de un ataque antisemita; sus abuelos maternos era judíos lituanios que llegaron a América.

La historia familiar de Dylan se refleja en su música, quien pasó de un amor por el rock and roll, a un verdadero romance con el género folk. En 1961 ya tocaba en bares y clubes, y tan sólo un año después lanzó su álbum debut Bob Dylan.

Hoy la lista de éxitos para celebrar es larga, su música ha dado la vuelta al mundo, está entre los favoritos del Presidente Barack Obama y sus letras son citadas por jueces y filósofos.

¡Feliz cumpleaños Bob Dylan!

 

Revisa algunas de nuestras citas favoritas, y cuéntanos ¿cuál agregarías?

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do”

“All I can be is me- whoever that is”

“You can never be wise and be in love at the same time”

“Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot”

“Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon
For the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who
That it’s namin’
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’”

 

“I was always fishing for something on the radio. Just like trains and bells, it was part of the soundtrack of my life. I moved the dial up and down and Roy Orbison’s voice came blasting out of the small speakers. His new song, “Running Scared,” exploded into the room.
Orbison, though, transcended all the genres – folk, country, rock and roll or just about anything. His stuff mixed all the styles and some that hadn’t even been invented yet. He could sound mean and nasty on one line and then sing in a falsetto voice like Frankie Valli in the next. With Roy, you didn’t know if you were listening to mariachi or opera. He kept you on your toes. With him, it was all about fat and blood. He sounded like he was singing from an Olympian mountaintop and he meant business. One of his previous songs, “Ooby Dooby” was deceptively simple, but Roy had progressed. He was now singing his compositions in three or four octaves that made you want to drive your car over a cliff. He sang like a professional criminal. Typically, he’d start out in some low, barely audible range, stay there a while and then astonishingly slip into histrionics. His voice could jar a corpse, always leave you muttring to yourself something like, “Man, I don’t believe it.” His songs had songs within songs. They shifted from major to minor key without any logic. Orbison was deadly serious – no pollywog and no fledgling juvenile. There wasn’t anything else on the radio like him”

“All I’d ever done was sing songs that were dead straight and expressed powerful new realities. I had very little in common with and knew even less about a generation that I was supposed to be the voice of”

“It seemed I’d always been chasing after something, anything that moved -a car, a bird, a blowing leaf -anything that might lead me into some more lit place, some unknown land downriver. I had not even the vaguest notion of the broken world I was living in, what society could do with you”

 

 

Conoce @Ro_Bot_Dylan, la cuenta de Twitter que te canta si es que mencionas a Bob Dylan y que se ha convertido en el más amplio registro de las citas del músico.

 

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