Five Things Ya Didn't Know About Bob Dylan... but Now Ya Do!

With this past Monday being Bob Dylan's 80th birthday, Australia's Noise11.comcame up with "10 fun facts" about him, five of which we found worth sharing.

The song he's played live the most is "All Along The Watchtower" -- 2219 times. He first performed the song on October 26th, 1963 at Carnegie Hall in New York. The last time he played it was on November 29th, 2018 at the Beacon Theatre in New York.

His first television appearance was on The Steve Allen Showin 1964. He performed "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll."

He co-wrote "Waiting for the Morning Light" with Gene Simmons. It was released on Simmons's 2004 solo album A-hole.

He appeared in a 1999 episode of the ABC sitcom Dharma and Greg.

He sang backing vocals on Bette Midler’s version of his song "Buckets of Rain" in 1976

England's Guardian newspaper reached out to a handful of artists to find out what their favorite Bob Dylan song is:

Mick Jagger: "Desolation Row" -- "Scary and apocalyptic lyrics, viciously delivered."

Tom Jones: "Blowin’ in the Wind" -- "I wasn’t struck by Dylan’s voice at first but then I heard 'Blowin’ in the Wind' and I’ve been a fan ever since. The lyrics are fantastic. He’s basically asking, 'How many times do we have to go through all this [crap] before we realize that we’re [screwing] up the world?' He paints pictures with his songs so you can see things happening..."

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