December 21, 2011 in Music (E)
[prMac.com] London, United Kingdom - The team at This Day In Music Apps have brought you two Apps so far by the two biggest classic rock groups - Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, both of which have been a huge hit with fans. We wanted to make our third App a celebration of a solo artist, and Bob Dylan was the obvious choice.
Dylan became a huge influence on The Beatles, especially Lennon, and later Bob and George Harrison became very close friends. Other acts acknowledged to have felt Dylan's influence include Pete Townshend, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, Nick Cave, Patti Smith, Syd Barrett, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell and Tom Waits. More than 3,000 artists have covered Dylan songs, and his influence can still be heard today in modern music - just listen to Mumford & Sons.
Steve Jobs' biographer has stated that Dylan's words "struck chords of creative thinking" in Jobs, who finally met Dylan when the singer was playing near Palo Alto in October of 2004. "We sat on the patio outside his room and talked for two hours," said Jobs. "I was really nervous, because he was one of my heroes, and I was also afraid that he wouldn't be really smart anymore, but I was delighted. He was everything I'd hoped."
They met up the next time that Dylan came through town, and Jobs told him that his favorite song was "One Too Many Mornings", only for Dylan to play it that night. "He's one of my all-time heroes," said Jobs. "My love for him has grown over the years, it's ripened. I can't figure out how he did it when he was so young."
The core of the App is the Dylan daily diary, documenting his gigs, recording sessions, single and album releases, awards and much more. As befits a man who's released so many classic albums, his set lists are ever-changing, constantly being adapted to suit his current view.
The App also contains a section with over 250 Bob Dylan trivia facts, and separately a very addictive quiz where you can test your knowledge on everything Dylanesque. The quiz gives you a running score out of ten, so you can track your score, then play against yourself or challenge friends.
Bob Dylan is unique. Dylan became the oldest person, at 65, to have an album debut at #1 in the US, when his 32nd studio album Modern Times topped the Billboard chart, the first of his albums to do so. It also reached #1 in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Denmark, Norway and Switzerland. This Day In Bob Dylan covers the iconic musician's career and more.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 83.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
This Day in Bob Dylan 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.
This Day in Music Apps develop music apps. Compiled by the team who run the award-winning This Day In Music website, book and iPhone application. Copyright (C) 2011 This Day in Music Apps. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.