5 ways to get tangled up in Bob Dylan’s birthday


Folk singers Joan Baez and Bob Dylan perform during a civil rights rally on August 28, 1963 in Washington D.C. (National Archives/Getty Images)

So a certain boy from Hibbing is turning 70 today, and everybody’s finding a way to mark the occasion. Here are just a few of the ways you can partake in the celebration:

1. Tune in at noon today to KNOW 91.1FM in the Twin Cities (or listen online) for “Boy from the north country: Bob Dylan in Minnesota.” While you’re listening, check out these images spanning Dylan’s career.

2. In the lead-up to Dylan’s 70th, the hosts of Sound Opinions put together a two-part appreciation of folk-artist-turned-rocker’s career. Find those shows here and here.

3. Explore Rolling Stone’s special “birthday edition.”

4. Is all this birthday talk a little too bright and cheery for you? Not to worry, you can always check out this interview from weeks before Dylan’s 25th birthday – only recently published – where he discusses his heroin addiction and suicidal thoughts.

5. Of all places, the AARP Website has a series of tributes to Dylan from the likes of Judy Collins, Martin Scorsese and Bruce Springsteen. There’s even a bit of juicy gossip from Marianne Faithful…

Of course you could just put on some songs by Dylan and enjoy the music.

Are you celebrating Dylan’s birthday today? How?