Here are some good sources of information on Bob Dylan: Biography has the bio, naturally…and more. Wikipedia has the whole story in detail. Rolling Stone posted an interview in 2012 that is worth reading. And bobdylan.com has the details on every song he wrote, including the last time each was performed. The site has tons of other information.
It’s not easy picking five songs from the most influential single rock/folk performer in history. Here is my take. I don’t necessary think they are “the best.” “Duquesne Whistle” certainly isn’t. But something hit me about each. Others that I would have posted aren’t available at YouTube, such as “Winterlude.” Here is a snapshot of the songs I want to hear when I’m in the mood for Dylan.
What’s your take?