Legendary singer songwriter Bob Dylan was spotted out and about in Los Angeles for the first time in a decade.
The reclusive pop culture icon and Nobel Prize winner – who turns 80 next Monday – was seen in exclusive photos obtained by DailyMail.com running errands around Santa Monica in his typically low-key fashion last Thursday.
Dylan, who drove a modest a Toyota pickup truck, kept a low profile in a navy short sleeve shirt, combat-style boots, and dark aviator sunglasses.
Bob Dylan was seen running errands around Santa Monica last Thursday in exclusive photos obtained by DailyMail.com
The folk legend, who is notoriously elusive, kept a low profile in a navy short sleeve shirt, combat-style boots, and dark aviator sunglasses
Dylan, who turns 80 years old next Monday, was also spotted wearing what appeared to be a wedding ring, despite being presumed single after his divorce from second wife Carolyn Dennis in 1992
He was wearing what appeared to be a wedding ring, despite supposedly being single following his divorce from second wife Carolyn Dennis in 1992.
In 2014, tabloid reports claimed the father-of-six had split with a third wife named Darlene Springs after a brief marriage that the singer never acknowledged or confirmed.
Despite being considered one of the greatest songwriters of all time, with a reported net worth of more than $200million, Dylan is notoriously elusive and private about his personal life.
He has been quarantining in Los Angeles since his 14-day tour of Japan was canceled last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dylan is considered one of the greatest songwriters of all time with several influential hit songs and is reportedly worth over $200million
Dylan has been married twice, with both marriages ending in divorce. He was married to first wife Sara Lownds (left) from 1965 to 1977. He married wife Carolyn Dennis (right) in 1986 but the pair divorced six years later
Prior to Thursday’s outing, Dylan had not been photographed out in LA since March 2011 – when he was seen visiting a local synagogue.
Dylan has sold more than 125 million records globally. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016, the first songwriter to receive such a distinction.
In December Dylan was reported to have sold his entire catalog of songs to Universal Music Publishing Group in a deal estimated to be worth $300million.
The collection spans six decades and contains 600 song copyrights including ‘Blowin’ In The Wind,’ ‘The Times They Are a-Changin’,’ ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,’ and ‘Tangled Up In Blue.’
Prior to last week’s sighting, Dylan had not been photographed out in LA since March 2011, when he was seen visiting a synagogue (pictured)
Dylan is believed to spend most of his time in Malibu. The songwriter bought a sprawling estate in 1979 for $105,000 but has extensively renovated it over the years
Dylan follows Stevie Nicks who sold part of her songwriting catalog for a reported $80million to Primary Wave Music earlier that month.
His songs have been recorded more than 6,000 times, by various artists from dozens of countries, cultures and music genres, including the Jimi Hendrix version of ‘All Along The Watchtower.’
Dylan first entered the public consciousness with New York City’s Greenwich Village folk scene during the early 1960s.
When he brought an electric guitar on stage in 1965, he split the music community in what was considered a radical departure for an artist.
Dylan then produced three albums back to back in just over a year that are changed the course of rock ‘n’ roll that decade, starting with ‘Bringing It All Back Home.’
Dylan first entered the public consciousness with New York City’s Greenwich Village folk scene during the early 1960s. He is pictured above with former girlfriend and fellow singer Joan Baez in 1965