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Strangely, two of these, 'Up the Junction' and 'Virginia Plain', also featured in the top 10 songs whose titles are only in the final words. There were disputes: Citizen Sane nominated 'Losing My Religion' by REM, but Stuart Ritchie and I ruled that it has a chorus. And no, there's no Bob Dylan. Editor's privilege
Dylan will play at the Teatro Auditorium Manzoni in Bologna again tonight
The 10cc musician said it was 'ridiculous' that Uptown Funk the Mark Ronson hit assembled from a variety of sources, now has 11 different writers attached to its credits
Everything was permitted at the Chelsea, apart from attachment parenting
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Rudimental, The 1975, Passenger and The Waterboys will also play in June
There's nothing like watching a sprightly 72-year-old to make you feel more youthful
'Stunning, revelatory and downright perplexing. Like the man himself'
The success of Jake Bugg and Ben Howard has given rise to a new wave of male singer-songwriters who are queueing up to show off their sensitive sides
Bob Dylan's new iron sculpture exhibition is lacking dynamism, but the musician proves himself to be a talented polymath rather than a hobbyist
“The empty handed painter from your streets / Is drawing crazy patterns on your sheets,” Bob Dylan sang on his 1965 hit "It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue". While Dylan, now 72, is loved by millions for creating songs with such depth, anger, and poetry, he has also always been a visual artist, albeit a private one.
What is it with modern musicians and painting? What spurious orthodoxy now decrees that no rock star of note reaches his/her 50th birthday without having an exhibition of scratchy-dauby artworks launched in a major gallery? Did Schubert or Liszt or Beethoven pause in their labours at the keyboard to knock off charming watercolours of the scene from their music-room window? No. Today, you can't throw a paintbrush across Cork Street without hitting another ageing rocker mounting canvases onto a whitewashed wall.
Doctor Who star Matt Smith has emulated Bob Dylan as he thanked fans for their support during his time on the show.
US singer Bob Dylan will embark on a 33-date tour of Europe starting in Oslo on 10 October and ending at London's Royal Albert Hall on 28 November, a statement on his website confirmed today.