Chronicles: Volume 1 is the first in a series of three memoirs about the life of the musician Bob Dylan.
Summary of the Book
Considered one of the greatest musicians of the last century, Bob Dylan has been very influential on popular music. In this book, he takes readers back to the 1960's, when he arrived in New York to launch his musical career that would soon see him skyrocket to worldwide fame. In his own words, he tells readers how he came across opposition and challenges all through the road to success, and how he is just an ordinary man trying to do what he knows best. He tells readers how he hated being portrayed as a figurehead of music, and how he just wanted to return home to his family every day without being hassled by fans. A devoted father and husband, Dylan tries to shed the cloak he has been given by the music industry of being something he doesn't feel he is. He shows that genius is only the result of hard work and deliberation, and he has never thought of himself as being more gifted than anyone else. This book is a must for all music fans and lovers of Dylan's music everywhere.
About Bob Dylan
Robert Allen Zimmerman, better known as Bob Dylan, was an American musician, singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. His songs became anthems for the US Civil rights and anti-war movements, including the "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'".
Dylan won much acclaim for his contributions to the music industry, including 11 Grammy Awards, one Academy Award and one Golden Globe Award. He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame.