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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

"Bob Dylan" (born "Robert Allen Zimmerman" on May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, musician and poet. His career accomplishments have been recognized with the Polar Music Prize, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Kennedy Center Honors, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters and Songwriters Hall of Fame. He was listed as one of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people of the 20th century.

Much of Dylan's best known work is from the 1960s when he became an informal documentarian and reluctant figurehead of American unrest. Some of his songs, such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'", became anthems of the anti-war and civil rights movements. He remains an influential and popular artist; his most recent album of new songs, 2001's ''"Love and Theft"'', reached the top five on the charts in the U.S. and the UK. His upcoming studio album, ''Modern Times'', is due for release in August 2006.

Dylan's early lyrics incorporated politics, social commentary, philosophy and literary influences, defying existing pop music conventions and appealing widely to the counterculture of the time. While expand...

Background solo singer
Alias Elston Gunn, Blind Boy Grunt, Lucky Wilbury, Elmer Johnson, Sergei Petrov, Jack Frost, et. al.
Born May 24, 1941
Duluth, Minnesota
Instrument Singing
Genre Folk (music)
Occupation Singer-songwriter, author, poet, artist, actor, screenwriter, disc jockey
Years active 1956-present
Associated acts Joan Baez, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Al Kooper, The Band, Rolling Thunder Revue, Travelling Wilburys
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