NOTHING BUT MYSTERY
Bob Dylan is the greatest popular songwriter of the second half of the 20th century. He reinvented lyric writing in popular song. He helped popularise folk music for a new generation. He was a leading light of the American civil rights movement, writing many of its most enduring anthems. He was a pioneer of folk-rock and country-rock. He is the ultimate example of the popular recording artist who follows his moods in the face of fierce opposition from fans and critics. Yet, so cloaked in mystery has his long career been, the question remains who is Bob Dylan?
By Colin Waters, Argyll Publishing, Scotland 2010, 127 pages, paperback.