2000 – Sweden’s King Carl XVI presents Isaac Stern and Bob Dylan each with the Polar Music Prize at Stockholm’s Berwaldhallen venue. The prize consists of Skr 1 million ($110,968). The Prize Ceremony Otto Lindblad: The Royal Anthem Welcoming address by Åke Holmquist, Chairman of the Board of the Stig Andersson Music Award Foundation. John […]
2000 – It’s announced that Bob Dylan will receive Sweden’s Polar Music Award.
1999 – Eric Clapton performs a benefit concert at Madison Square Garden for his Crossroads rehab center in Antigua. His guests include Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige, and Bob Dylan.
1998 – Columbia finally releases Bob Dylan’s historic 1966 “Judas” concert from Manchester, England’s Free Trade Hall as The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live, 1966: The “Royal Albert Hall Concert.”
1998 – Bob Dylan plays the 1,000th show on the “Neverending Tour” at the 32nd annual Montreux Jazz Festival.
1997 – Bob Dylan releases Time Out of Mind. Critics call it a masterpiece this day in rock history! Time Out of Mind is Bob Dylan’s 30th studio album, released in 1997 by Columbia Records. For fans and critics, the album marked Dylan’s artistic comeback after he struggled with his musical identity throughout the 1980s, […]
1997 – Bob Dylan plays his first concert since his heart scare in Lincoln, Neb. But he seems tired and even performs some songs sitting down.
1996 – Bob Dylan allows his song “The Times They Are A-Changin’” to be used in an advertisement for the Bank of Montreal.
1995 – A seven-hour concert with dozens of stars, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin and Bob Dylan, caps the opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.
1995 – Bob Dylan releases his statement about the death of Jerry Garcia the day before. He says, “He’s the very spirit personified of whatever is Muddy River country at its core and screams up into the spheres … There’s a lot of spaces and advances between The Carter Family, Buddy Holly and, say, Ornette […]
1995 – In Montpelier, France, the Rolling Stones are joined onstage by support act Bob Dylan for a version of his “Like a Rolling Stone.”
1994 – Bob Dylan spends the first of two days taping an episode of MTV Unplugged at New York’s Sony Studios. The show is broadcast in December.