The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia

If it gets a little quiet around here at any point in the next few months, it’s probably because I’m devoting my time (whenever possible) to our forthcoming Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, by Michael Gray. It’s shaping up to be an absolute monster of a book (the kind of monster you just want to buy and keep in your house) – no final word count yet, but it won’t be too far off 1,000,000. If you’re not familiar with Michael Gray, you ought to be: he’s the author of the staggeringly good Song & Dance Man III: The Art of Bob Dylan, which we published in 2000.

We’ll have occasional updates on this book as work progresses, but for now here’s a (not utterly finalised) list of entries for the letter B. Enjoy!

‘Baby Let Me Follow You Down’
Baez, Joan
Baker, Arthur
Baldwin, John
Ball, Gordon
Band, The
Bangs, Lester, Black Panthers & Bob
Barker, Derek & Tracy
Barnes, George
Basement Tapes, The
Baudelaire, Charles
Bauldie, John
Baxter, Bucky
Beatles, The
Beats, The
Beckett, Barry
Beecher, Bonnie
Before the Flood
being unable to die
Belafonte, Harry
‘Belle Isle’
Berry, Chuck
Best of Bob Dylan, The
Best of Bob Dylan Vol. 2, The

Betts, Dickie
biblical text, Dylan’s capacity for modernising
Bikel, Theodore
Bjorner, Olof
Blake, Norman
Blake, William
Blake, William, beat/hippie revival of
Blakley, Ronee
Blind Blake
‘Blind Willie McTell’
Blonde on Blonde
Blood on the Tracks

Bloomfield, Mike
Blow, Kurtis
‘Blowin’ in the Wind’
Blue, David
blues, external signals of Dylan’s interest in
blues lines smuggled into Dylan lyrics
blues, inequality of reward in
Blues Project, The
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan at Budokan
Bob Dylan Scrapbook, The
Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits
Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. II
Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. 3

book endorsements, unfortunate
Booker T.
Boone, John
Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3, The
Bootleg Series Vol. 4, The
Bootleg Series Vol. 5, The
Bootleg Series Vol. 6, The
Bootleg Series Vol. 7, The

‘Born Again’ period, the, a slow train coming to
‘Born Again’ period, the
Bowden, Betsy
Brady, Paul
Brecht, Bertoldt
Bremser, Ray
Bridge, The
Bringing It All Back Home
Bromberg, Dave
Brown, Richard Rabbit
Browning, Robert
‘Brownsville Girl’
Bruce, Jack
Bruce, Lenny
Brumley, Albert E.
Bruton, Steve
‘Buckets of Rain’
Bucklen, John
Bunyan, John
Burke, Gary
Burnett, T-Bone
Burnette, Billy
Burton, James
Butterfield, Paul
Buttrey, Kenny
Byatt, A.S.
‘Bye and Bye’
Byrds, The

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