Carolyn Hester

Born Jan 28, 1937

Carolyn Hester is an American folk singer and songwriter. She was a figure in the early 1960s folk music revival.

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1937 Birth Born on January 28, 1937.


1957 20 Years Old Carolyn Hester's first album was produced by Norman Petty in 1957.
She made her second album for Tradition Records, run by the Clancy Brothers, in 1960. … Read More
1961 24 Years Old In 1961, Hester met Bob Dylan and invited him to play on her third album, her first on the Columbia label. … Read More


1969 32 Years Old In 1969, Hester married the jazz pianist-producer-songwriter David Blume, the composer of the The Cyrkle's 1966 Top 40 hit "Turn Down Day." … Read More


1992 55 Years Old She and Nanci Griffith performed Bob Dylan's "Boots of Spanish Leather" at Dylan's Thirtieth Anniversary Tribute Concert at Madison Square Garden in 1992.


1997 60 Years Old In 1997, Hester toured Germany for the first time. … Read More
1999 62 Years Old In 1999, Hester released a Tom Paxton tribute album.
2000 63 Years Old She appeared on the A&E television Biography of Bob Dylan in August 2000. … Read More
2010 73 Years Old She continues to perform and tour with her daughters, Amy Blume and Karla Blume. They recorded her album We Dream Forever, which was released in 2010.
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