|Birth name Robert Neuwirth|
Role Singer · bobneuwirth.com
Name Bob Neuwirth
|Years active 1960s–present|
|Born June 20, 1939 (age 76) (1939-06-20) |
Origin Akron, Ohio, United States
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, record producer
Movies 65 Revisited, Eat the Document, Down from the Mountain, Slaves to the Underground
Albums Last Day on Earth, 99 Monkeys, Back to the Front, Look Up, Bob Neuwirth
Similar People D A Pennebaker, John Cale, T Bone Burnett, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Roger McGuinn
Instruments Vocals, guitar, banjo
Bob Neuwirth - Stories and Songs at 2014 Folk Alliance
Bob Neuwirth (born June 20, 1939) is an American folk music singer, songwriter, record producer and visual artist.
- Bob Neuwirth Stories and Songs at 2014 Folk Alliance
- Bob neuwirth the call
- With John Cale
- Other contributions
Bob neuwirth the call
A mainstay of the early 1960s Cambridge, Massachusetts, folk scene, he subsequently became a friend and associate of Bob Dylan alongside whom he appears in D.A. Pennebaker's documentary Dont Look Back and Dylan's own self-referential romantic fantasy/tour film Renaldo and Clara. The lower half of him appears behind Dylan in Daniel Kramer's front cover photo for the album Highway 61 Revisited. Neuwirth assembled the backing band for Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue. With Janis Joplin and poet Michael McClure, he co-wrote the song "Mercedes Benz". He also introduced Kris Kristofferson to Janis Joplin.
Colin Irwin writes:
Painter, road manager, sidekick, confidante, henchman, poet, underground cult hero, womanizer, party organizer, self-appointed king of cool, and baiter-in-chief of Baez, Donovan, and any other unfortunate who wound up in the line of fire of his sledgehammer jibes, Neuwirth went on to become a film-maker and a credible singer-songwriter in his own right, co-writing the wonderful 'Mercedes Benz' with his friend Janis Joplin.