Bob Dylan

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American Singer-Songwriter • Born May 24th, 1941 • Folk/Rock

Fast Facts

  • Bob Dylan (given name: Robert Allen Zimmerman) was born in Duluth, Minnesota, and spent his high school days forming rock n’ roll bands in the style of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard. 
  • After college, Dylan moved to Greenwich Village in New York City where he regularly sang to his idol, Woody Guthrie, who was in the hospital at the time.  
  • His albums from the early sixties, and his relationship with Joan Baez helped establish him as a prominent songwriter of the 60s protest movement. 
  • Dylan wrote more than 500 songs, sung by more than 2,000 artists.  
  • Dylan has won many wide-spanning awards, including: Grammy, Academy Award, Golden Globe, Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Nobel Prize for Literature. 

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