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1990s: Neverending touring and awards

Bobfest, Grammys, Honors

1991
  • Grammy Award for "Lifetime Achievement", introduced by Jack Nicholson. Performance of a rocking version of "Masters of War" as a statement to the Gulf War.
1993 1994
  • "MTV's Unplugged" performance
  • Dylan's second Grammy Award as a solo artist in the category "Best Traditional Folk Album incl. Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording/Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording" for the album "World Gone Wrong".
  • 1963 folk single "Blowin' In The Wind" inducted to the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame.
1995
  • CD-ROM "Highway 61 Interactive" released
  • Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia dies at a Californian rehab clinic. Dylan remarks: "There's no way to measure his greatness or magnitude as a person or player...There's no way to convey the loss, it just digs down really deep."
1996
  • Band "The Wallflowers" with frontman Jakob Dylan (Bob's son) produces hit-album "Bringing Down The Horse" with T-Bone Burnett ("The Rolling Thunder Revue").
1997
  • Received the Kennedy Center Honors for achievement in the arts. President Clinton stated, "He probably had more impact on people of my generation than any other creative artist."
  • Another two Grammy Awards in the category "Best Male Rock Vocal Performance" for the track "Cold Irons Bound" off the album "Time Out Of Mind" and in the category "Best Contemporary Folk Album incl. Best Ethnic or Contemporary Folk Recording" for the album.
  • First official nomination for the Nobel Prize in Literature, and then another five times in a row until 2002. Excerpt from the 1999 nomination letter: "For nearly four decades his work has had, and continues to have, a major and positive impact on the world: it has changed it for the better."
  • Mike Hobo launches the first generation of his legendary Bob Dylan website, "The 100% Pure Cult Website"
  • Sony Music Columbia launches Bob Dylan's official website bobdylan.com
  • In hospital after suffering chest pains (histoplasmosis) the day after his 56th birthday and after recording "Time Out Of Mind". The New York Post's cover headline ran "Bob Dylan heart mystery: Rock legend's 'potentially fatal' condition". Dylan's comment: "I was so sick, my mind just blanked out...I thought I was going to meet Elvis".
1998 1999

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