Bob Dylan tops charts after long gap

Rock musician Bob Dylan performs at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles in this May 5, 2004 file photo. REUTERS/Rob Galbraith/Files

LONDON (Reuters) - Singer Bob Dylan’s latest release went straight to the top of the UK album charts on Sunday, almost 40 years since his last number one, the Official UK Charts Company said on Sunday.

Dylan’s “Together Through Life,” his 33rd studio album, was his seventh British number one and his first since “New Morning” headed the charts in 1970.

Coventry trio The Enemy were new at number two with “Music For The People,” Lady Gaga’s “The Fame” dropped from top to number three, and American R&B singer-songwriter Beyonce was fourth with “I Am Sasha Fierce.”

Lily Allen was unchanged in fifth with “It’s Not Me It’s You.”

Ghanaian-born singer Tinchy Stryder stayed top of the singles charts with “Number 1,” while synthesizer duo La Roux remained at number two with “In For The Kill.”

DJ Ironik and rapper Chipmunk’s reworking of “Tiny Dancer,” featuring Elton John who recorded the original version, was a new entry at three.

Scottish singer-songwriter Calvin Harris was at four with “I’m not Alone” ahead of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face.”

Reporting by Michael Holden