Bob Dylan’s music reaches out to millions of people worldwide, across multiple generations, because of its honesty. Dylan sings about our world — places we grew up in, places we’ve lived in, places we’ve visited and places we’ve always dreamed of visiting. All of his own experiences and ideas suddenly become tangible with the mention of Oxford, Mississippi, Jerusalem, Mozambique and so many more.
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To celebrate Dylan’s 72nd birthday last Friday, Slate posted Bob Dylan’s World, an interactive map of every place Bob Dylan has ever mentioned by name in a song. The cities, states, and countries are marked with placeholders that display information about the specific lyric, song title and album title that contains the reference.
Check it out here!