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Pre-show guide to Bob Dylan



Tonight, the legendary musician Bob Dylan will play the IU Auditorium, and we have everything from album reviews to a playlist of favorite songs from the IU community.

Students talk about music legend Bob Dylan coming to IU

Bob Dylan and The Band performed at Assembly Hall in 1974. Bob Dylan will perform at the IU Auditorium again Oct. 29 with Mavis Staples. Arbutus File Photo Buy Photos

Music columnist Hannah Reed writes a brief background of Dylan, tells you what to expect at a show and asks students why Dylan is still relevant today.

"He has been true to himself and a great observer of humanity, writing songs about life and what he sees as important,” First-year optometry student Alex Meyer said. Read more here.


COLUMN: Bob Dylan shows off harmonica skills in 'Blonde on Blonde'

Bob Dylan released “Blonde on Blonde" in 1966, combining an Americana sound with electric instrumentations. Bob Dylan and his Band will play this Sunday at the Auditorium. Courtesy Photo Buy Photos

Columnist Jesse Pasternack rates double-album "Blonde on Blonde" an A for Dylan's musicality and genre-mixing through the album. He says the album shows his two greatest strengths: harmonica and songwriting. Read more here.


Provost, auditorium director, professors talk about Bob Dylan memories

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Big figures at IU shared their favorite Dylan songs and memories. It was the unanimous opinion Dylan was a legend, but arguable if he was a "good" performer. See what everyone says here.


IU's favorite Bob Dylan songs

 

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