Bob Dylan To Perform In Wales For Dylan Thomas Tribute?

Subscribe to Bob Dylan alerts

Bob Dylan could very well be heading to the valleys of Wales as the country celebrates the centenary of the life of one of the country's most famous sons, Dylan Thomas.

Bob, real name Robert Zimmerman, is famously a huge Thomas fan and used the poet's name to come up with his own his stage name. Geraint Davies, the MP for West Swansea, is spearheading a campaign to have to folk superstar come to the Welsh city to perform a tribute concert in honour of the late poet, who 100th birthday would have fallen on 27 October. Mr Davies told parliament earlier this week: "I have asked Bob Dylan whether he would be prepared to give a centenary concert in Swansea, in order that he could blend his music with Dylan Thomas's poetry. Sony Music has come back and said that Mr. Dylan is thinking very positively about the idea."

Although Bob has never actually confirmed that he named himself after the Welsh poet, he did acknowledge the influence Thomas had on him in his early days in his autobiography and alluded to the fact that he may have taken the poets name to come up with his moniker. However, a number of skeptics have said that this might not be the case, including the singer/songwriter's biographer Robert Shelton.


Tags: Bob Dylan

Subscribe to Bob Dylan alerts

More Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan Reveals Details of Frank Sinatra Covers Album, 'Shadows In The Night'

Bob Dylan recently announced that his recognizable croaking vocals will be taking on one of the most unblemished singers in music history as he is...

What Do Your Favourite Bands, Actors and Celebrities Say About You (According To YouGov)?

If you need something to help waste away a few hours today, then look no further than YouGov’s new profiler app, which gives you an...

Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes Complete Trailer Video

Bob Dylan and the Band released 'The Basement Tapes' on 26th June, 1975. The album is being rereleased now with thirty extra tracks as 'The...

Bob Dylan To Release New Album In 2015

Iconic musician Bob Dylan is set to release a new album in 2015, according to ‘official rumours’. Advance copies of Dylan’s latest box set The...


Five Swedish Scientists Have Been Hiding Bob Dylan Lyrics In Articles For 17 Years!

Five Swedish scientists with a penchant for Bob Dylan, have been amusing themselves for 17 years by inserting the famous wordsmith's lyrics into their work,...

Bob Dylan Named As The 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year

Iconic musician Bob Dylan is set to add another accolade to his long list of awards as he has been named the 2015 MusiCares Person...

Various Artists - Bob Dylan In The Eighties: Volume One Album Review

Producers Jesse Lauter and Sean O'Brien's pet project for ATO Records, 'Bob Dylan In The Eighties: Volume One', is a curious proposition. A cut above...

Johnny Depp To Play Guitar On 'Lost' Bob Dylan Album

Johnny Depp will appear alongside some of the biggest names in music on a new album of ‘lost’ Bob Dylan songs.Depp, who turned 51 this...



ritamay's picture


Heeeeey Bobster....what about us ; ( ?? Rabbie's night is imminent so....howzabout a "rolling thunder" like gig somewhere in the Scottish mountains???.

1 year 11 months ago
View Comments

Bob Dylan Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Bob Dylan

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All