Showing posts with label Bob Dylan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bob Dylan. Show all posts

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Pluie dure tombe sur Patti Smith

                                         © Jessica Gow /TT News Agency / AFP

Remplacer Bob Dylan n'est pas chose facile. A Stockholm, Patti Smith a fait de son mieux... mais, submergée par l'émotion, elle n'est pas arrivée jusqu'au bout de la chanson A Hard Rain A-Gonna Fall. Dans un discours lu lors du banquet Nobel par l'ambassadrice des États-Unis en Suède, Dylan s'est dit réellement "honoré" par le prix.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Answer is blowin' in the wind

Bob Dylan, 75, has just been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Born Robert Allen Zimmerman in 1941, Dylan started his musical career in 1959 in Minnesota cafés. He received the prize "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Dylan meets Springsteen

It’s rare to see an image of Dylan looking happy. This encounter between Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen took place at New Haven in 1975. The photo was displayed on the French GallicaBNF website.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Old man with a medal on his chest

                                                — photo Didier Plowy

The young woman in blue—who seems to be smiling inwardly, as if her joy must be restrained at all costs—is Aurélie Filippetti, Minister of Culture and Communication in the present French government. As for the old guy with gray hair, who looks as if he acquired his clothes in a second-hand shop, that’s 72-year-old Robert Zimmerman, better known as Bob Dylan. This morning, he became a chevalier (knight) in the French Légion d'honneur, but I have the impression that he wasn't particularly overwhelmed by this honor.