Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Rock Singer

Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter. Often regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Dylan has been a major figure in popular culture during a career spanning more than 60 years.

Full Name
Robert Allen Zimmerman
May 24, 1941
5′ 7″
Net Worth


Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. He was the son of Beatrice Stone and Abe Zimmerman. Dylan's father was of Russian-Jewish descent, while his mother was of Lithuanian-Jewish ancestry. His family moved to Hibbing, Minnesota when he was six years old, where he grew up and eventually attended college at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. 

Dylan began playing folk music in coffeehouses in Minneapolis during the late 1950s. In 1961, he moved to New York City and became an integral part of the city’s vibrant music scene. He released his debut album, “Bob Dylan” in 1962, and it featured a number of original works such as “A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall” and “Blowin' in the Wind” which quickly gained popular acclaim due to their socially conscious lyrics.

In 1965, Dylan released his fifth studio album “Bringing It All Back Home” which marked a new direction for him as he embraced electric instruments and rock’n’roll influences into his music which culminated with the 1966 release of “Blonde On Blonde”. This album is now considered one of the greatest albums ever made and helped establish him as one of the most influential artists of all time.

Throughout his career, Dylan has won a number of awards including 10 Grammy Awards, 1 Academy Award, 1 Golden Globe Award and France's highest cultural award The Legion d'Honneur for lifetime achievement. He has also been inducted into both The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and Songwriters Hall Of Fame. In 2016, Dylan became the first musician ever to win the Nobel Prize for literature for having "created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1941</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Bob Dylan is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 24, 1941, Bob Dylan was born as Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1959</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to New York City</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Drops out of college and moves to New York City intent on becoming a folk singer.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1962</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Debut Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his debut album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1965</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">"Like a Rolling Stone" Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases the classic song "Like a Rolling Stone," which would become one of his most famous songs.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1966</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Started Touring with Band</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Begins touring with an electric band, leading to criticism from folk purists.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Released Blood on the Tracks</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases the classic album Blood on the Tracks, which becomes one of his most successful albums.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1988</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bob Dylan is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Bruce Springsteen.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> His Music</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bob Dylan's music has a unique sound that sets him apart from other musicians. His lyrics are often thought provoking and contain meaningful messages. His songs have had a lasting influence on popular music, with many of his songs becoming classics.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Icon</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bob Dylan is an icon in the world of rock music. He was one of the first singers to bring social and political issues into his songs, which helped to define the genre. He has been awarded numerous accolades throughout his career, including a Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Inspires Others</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bob Dylan's music has inspired many generations of musicians and fans. His work has influenced countless artists, from Bob Marley to Bruce Springsteen. He continues to be an inspiration for many people and his music will live on long after he is gone.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> He Changed His Name</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman, but he changed his name to Bob Dylan when he started performing in the early 1960s.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Nobel Laureate</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2016, Bob Dylan became the first musician to win a Nobel Prize in Literature for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” </p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> First Rock Concert at Carnegie Hall</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bob Dylan was the first rock artist to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City back in October 1964.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Over 50 Albums</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bob Dylan has released over 50 albums throughout his career, including “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” and “Blood on the Tracks.”</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Had a Cameo in a Movie</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bob Dylan made a cameo appearance in the movie “Hearts of Fire” in 1987, playing a washed up rock star.</p></div>


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