Bob Dylan

ALBUM (1965)

Bringing It All Back Home Bob Dylan Columbia

Sunday, 28 August, 2011, 12:00am

A story of hope and inspiration

Asked once about the responsibilities of being an artist and a public figure, Bob Dylan replied: 'What else can you do for people but inspire them and give them hope. You have to do it because you can.'

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Out of the Vinyl Deeps

Out of the Vinyl Deeps by Ellen Willis University of Minnesota Press (e-book)

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Memories of shooting stars

He helped Bob Dylan sell millions of records by taking the photograph for the Grammy award-winning cover for his Greatest Hits album, but when Rowland Scherman met the folk singer, he didn't even get a thank you.

Scherman is in Hong Kong this week because he donated two prints to the new Hard Rock Cafe in Lan Kwai Fong, one of the Dylan image.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

ALBUM (1964)

The Times They are A-Changin' by Bob Dylan Columbia

We know Bob Dylan agreed not to play certain songs during his recent gigs in China, but not which ones. The Times They are A-Changin' was widely assumed to head the list, but as it happens Dylan hasn't played it for about two years anyway.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Bob Dylan's talkin' Chinese blues

Music legend Bob Dylan is rarely straightforward. His art is all impersonation, metaphor and myth. So it was a huge surprise to see him pen a web post on 'this so-called China controversy'.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

Another side of Bob Dylan

Recent discussion on the letters' pages of the South China Morning Post raises an interesting question: should someone who's forked out hundreds of dollars for a ticket to be entertained expect satisfaction?

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

Blue notes

Bob Dylan fans who attended his two performances in Hong Kong last week clearly enjoyed what was, by a notoriously perverse artist's standards, a pretty straightforward set featuring a lot of old favourites.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Freewheelin' Bob Dylan is poetry in commotion

Bob Dylan Kitec Star Hall Ends tonight

The tension was almost palpable in Kitec's Star Hall last night, as fans waited to see how the Hong Kong leg of US music legend Bob Dylan's Asian spring tour would play out.

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Bob Dylan Live in HK 2011

The American folk-rock singer-songwriter in concert. Apr 12-13, 8pm, Kitec, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, HK$580-HK$980 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2853 7643

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Dylan rocks on at 69

To some, Bob Dylan, 69, is a rock fossil with a ghastly voice; but to others he is the greatest songwriter ever. His Like a Rolling Stone topped Rolling Stone magazine's 500 greatest songs of all time.

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

The Death of Bunny Munro

The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave Canongate, HK$104

18 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Thursday Think Tank

1 Flat owners worried about new 80 per cent rule ... Not the compulsory building sale law, but buying an apartment that turns out to be 80 per cent smaller than the show flat

2 Rare birds on the increase in Hong Kong ... and not just on Chinese dinner menus

8 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Blue notes

Singer and keyboardist Ben Sidran has divided most of his working life between gigs as a musician cum TV presenter, and stints in academia. He holds degrees from British and American universities, but says 'I really went to the University of Mose Allison and Bob Dylan'.

8 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

The Watchmen (Soundtrack )

From looking at the track list, you'd be forgiven for mistaking The Watchmen: Music from the Motion Picture for yet another greatest hits compilation of the 70s and 80s or a random play list generated by an online music player; anything, in fact, other than the soundtrack to possibly the most anticipated hero movie of the year.

5 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

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