Bob Neuwirth

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Bob Neuwirth : biography

June 20, 1939 –

Bob Neuwirth (born June 20, 1939, Akron, Ohio) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and visual artist. 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. 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.



  • Bob Neuwirth (1974)
  • Back to the Front (1988)
  • 99 Monkeys (1990)
  • Look Up (1996)
  • Havana Midnight (1999)

With John Cale

  • Last Day on Earth (1994)

Other contributions

  • The Band of Blacky Ranchette – Still Lookin’ Good to Me (Thrill Jockey, 2003)
  • Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo – "Rosalie" (Independent release, 2004)
  • Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and ChanteysVarious Artists, 2006