Bob Dylan 70 on BBC Radio Scotland
BBC Radio Scotland has joined the world-wide Bob Dylan 70th birthday celebrations with a series of programmes this week about the man and his music:
Friday 20 May
Sunday 22 May
Monday 23-Thursday 26
Iain Anderson Show - Bob Dylan is Iain's artist of the week and his featured album is Dylan's Blonde on Blonde.
Tuesday 24 May - Bob's birthday
Get it On with Bryan Burnett - Bryan's theme is Bob Dylan cover versions.
The Culture Cafe - Clare English revisits one of the most controversial eras of his career: The Gospel Years. His evangelical Christian compositions were a critical disaster at the time of release, causing anger and confusion amongst critics, fans and peers, but did they get it wrong? With historical insights and reflections on Dylan's gospel period provided by Bob Dylan's musicians, biographers, critics and friends, we re-examine this baffling but beguiling episode in rock history.
Wednesday 25 May
Friday 27 May
Another Country with Ricky Ross - Part 2 of Ricky's Bob Dylan special. Kris Kristofferson, Patty Griffin, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Mavis Staples, Justin Townes Earle, Ryan Bingham and Eilen Jewell all choose their favourite Bob Dylan songs to celebrate his 70th birthday. Record producer Mark Howard reveals what it's like to work ina studio with him. Plus Ricky Ross takes a look at the many Americana and alternative country artists that have covered the Bob Dylan songbook over the years.
There's more information about Bob Dylan on the BBC this week on the Scotland's Music blog.