By Chris Moore:
A couple years ago, a friend at work asked me for some information about Bob Dylan and his work in the 1960s. Little did she know I would not only give her son as much verbal information as he required, but I would also type up a brief discography of his albums. I just came across it today, and I figured I would share it with you all!
Bob Dylan Discography
– The Sixties –
1961 – January: Moves to New York
1962 – March: Bob Dylan
-Very folky album, mostly comprised of covers. His early original “Song to Woody” (for his hero, Woody Guthrie) is notable.
1963 – May: The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
-His first big success and one of his true classics! This is the album that made bands like the Beatles stand up and take notice of him.
1964 – January: The Times They Are A-Changin’
-Deep in the heart of his “protest song” era, this topical album solidified his standing with the folk artists of the 1960’s.
August: Another Side of Bob Dylan
-In this album, Dylan’s desire to break away from topical songs and write more personal material—“My Back Pages,” etc.—becomes evident.
1965 – March: Bringing It All Back Home
-Dylan begins to “go electric” with this half acoustic, half electric album.
August: Highway 61 Revisited
-This is where Dylan pulled out all the stops and made a sound that was all his own. Best known for its lead-off song, “Like A Rolling Stone.”
1966 – May: Blonde on Blonde
-Dylan pushes his sound a step further with this album; widely considered to be among the (if not THE) best album of his career.
1967 – December: John Wesley Harding
-Following his motorcycle accident in 1966 and the cancellation of his upcoming tour dates, fans were somewhat thrown by his return to a more folky sound.
Records in a basement with the Band; those widely bootlegged takes were later
released as The Basement Tapes
1969 – April: Nashville Skyline
-Making the transformation complete, he released this country rock album with a new version of “Girl of the North Country” (originally from Freewheelin’) as a duet with Johnny Cash.