Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends

Career Timeline

Tony Bennett was trained from the start in the bel canto style of singing. It served him well. Bennett has gone on to earn 15 Grammys and to sell more than 50 million records in a career that’s celebrated in AMERICAN MASTERS Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends. Here is a timeline of major events […]

Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends

Paintings by Tony Bennett

An exhibition of paintings by singer Tony Bennett.

Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends

The Music Never Ends

Tony Bennett is an artist who moves the hearts and touches the souls of audiences. He’s the singer’s singer and has received high praise from his colleagues through the years, including Frank Sinatra, who stated unequivocally, “Tony Bennett is the best singer in the business.” He is an international treasure who was honored by the […]

Bob Dylan: No Direction Home

Music & Film Credits

Below are the full music credits for NO DIRECTION HOME, as well a list of uncredited appearances. Music (in order of appearance) Like a Rolling Stone Written and Performed By Bob Dylan Drifting Too Far From The Shore Written by Chas Moody BMG Film and TV Music Performed by Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys […]

Bob Dylan: No Direction Home

Chronicle Excerpts of Chapter 5: River of Ice

An excerpt from Bob Dylan’s autobiography: On the corner I put the dime in the slot and dialed the operator for long distance, called collect and the call went right through. I wanted everyone to know I was all right. My mother would usually give me the latest run of the mill stuff. My father had his own way of looking at things. To him life was hard work. He’d come from a generation of different values, heroes and music, and wasn’t so sure that the truth would set anybody free. He was pragmatic and always had a word of cryptic advice. “Remember, Robert, in life anything can happen. Even if you don’t have all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don’t have that you don’t want.”

Bob Dylan: No Direction Home

Biographical Essay from the Kennedy Center Honors

In 1997, Bob Dylan was a Kennedy Center Honoree. Below is the text of a speech given by writer and music critic Tom Piazza for that occasion. The central question for an American artist – both as an American and as an artist – is how to remain indivisibly oneself while, in Walt Whitman’s phrase, […]

Bob Dylan: No Direction Home

About the Film

No Direction Home: Bob Dylan A Martin Scorsese Picture Bob Dylan Opens Archives For The Film, Which Features Previously Unreleased Footage From Dylan’s Groundbreaking Live Concerts, Studio Recording Sessions, Outtakes, And Interviews In an event that has brought together Bob Dylan and Martin Scorsese, NO DIRECTION HOME: BOB DYLAN, a production of Spitfire Pictures, Grey […]

Billie Holiday: The Long Night of Lady Day

About the Singer

Considered by many to be the greatest jazz vocalist of all time, Billie Holiday lived a tempestuous and difficult life. Her singing expressed an incredible depth of emotion that spoke of hard times and injustice as well as triumph. Though her career was relatively short and often erratic, she left behind a body of work […]

Muddy Waters: Can’t Be Satisfied

Can’t Be Satisfied

by Robert Gordon Muddy Waters is, in many ways, the archetypal bluesman. He was raised as a sharecropper in the Mississippi Delta, where he learned to play an acoustic guitar. He went to Chicago in 1943, and the band he assembled established the electric blues sound. Over the next three and a half-decades, his band […]