Bob Dylan Biography

Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when he was both a chronicler and a reluctant figurehead of social unrest. A number of Dylan's early songs, such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'", became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements. Leaving behind his initial base in the culture of the folk music revival, Dylan's six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone" radically altered the parameters of popular music in 1965. His mid-1960s recordings, backed by rock musicians, reached the top end of the United States music charts while also attracting denunciation and criticism from others in the folk movement.

Dylan's lyrics have incorporated a variety of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed hugely to the then burgeoning counterculture. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Bob Dylan
Full Name:
Robert Zimmerman
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Poet, Author, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Musician, Peace activist, Actor, Record producer, Lyricist, Artist
Ethnicity:
Ashkenazi Jews
Religion:
Christianity, Judaism
Date of Birth:
May 24, 1941 (76)
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Marriages
Bob Dylan Timeline
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