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Bob Dylan Biography

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and visual artist. He is known as the greatest songwriter. He is well known for songs like Blowin’ in the Wind and “The Times They Are a-Changin’. has published eight books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries.

Bob Dylan Age

He was born on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota. He is 81 years old as of 2021. He celebrates his birthday every 24 of May every year.

Bob Dylan Height and Weight

He stands at a height of 1.70 meters tall and weighs63 kilograms. He has blue eyes and salt and pepper hair.

Bob Dylan Parents and Siblings

The American singer was born in Duluth, Minnesota, and raised in Hibbing, Minnesota, on the Mesabi Range west of Lake Superior. Dylan was born to his father named Abram Zimmerman and his mother Beatrice “Beatty”  who were part of a small, close-knit Jewish community.

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Bob Dylan Education

Dylan formed several bands while attending Hibbing High School. In the Golden Chords, he performed covers of songs by Little Richard and Elvis Presley. Their performance of Danny & the Juniors’ “Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay” at their high school talent show was so loud that the principal cut the microphone.

In 1959, Dylan’s high school yearbook carried the caption “Robert Zimmerman: to join ‘Little Richard’.” That year, as Elston Gunnn, he performed two dates with Bobby Vee, playing piano and clapping. In September 1959, Dylan moved to Minneapolis and enrolled at the University of Minnesota. His focus on rock and roll gave way to American folk music, as he explained in a 1985 interview.

Bob Dylan Wife

He has been in four relationships. Dylan’s first serious relationship was with artist Suze Rotolo, a daughter of American Communist Party radicals. The relationship ended in 1964. His second relationship was with Joan Baez. His third relationship was with Sara Lownds. She worked as a model and a secretary at Drew Associates. He then got married Dylan married his backup singer Carolyn Dennis. The two divorced in October 1992.

Bob Dylan Children

He has six children: He has three sons and three daughters. His sons are Jakob Luke Dylan who is an American singer and songwriter. Jesse Dylan, and Sam Dylan. His three daughters Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan, Anna Dylan, and Maria Dylan.

Bob Dylan Career

Dylan began to perform at the Ten O’Clock Scholar, a coffeehouse a few blocks from campus, and became involved in the Dinkytown folk music circuit. During this period, he began to introduce himself as “Bob Dylan”. In his memoir, he said he had considered adopting the surname Dillon before he unexpectedly saw poems by Dylan Thomas, and decided upon that less common variant.

Dylan dropped out of college at the end of his first year. In January 1961, he traveled to New York City to perform there and visit his musical idol Woody Guthrie, who was seriously ill with Huntington’s disease in Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital. Guthrie had been a revelation to Dylan and influenced his early performances. Describing Guthrie’s impact, he wrote: “The songs themselves had the infinite sweep of humanity in them… [He] was the true voice of the American spirit.

I said to myself I was going to be Guthrie’s greatest disciple”. As well as visiting Guthrie in hospital, Dylan befriended Guthrie’s protégé Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. Much of Guthrie’s repertoire was channeled through Elliott, and Dylan paid tribute to Elliott in Chronicles: Volume One. Dylan later said he was influenced by African-American poets he heard on the New York streets, especially Big Brown.

Bob Dylan Songs

  • Under the Red Sky
  • Good as I Been to You
  • World Gone Wrong
  • Time Out of Mind
  • “Love and Theft”
  • Modern Times
  • Together Through Life
  • Christmas in the Heart
  • Tempest
  • Shadows in the Night
  • Fallen Angels
  • Triplicate
  • Rough and Rowdy Ways

Bob Dylan Net Worth

Bob is an American singer-songwriter, author, and visual artist who has earned a fortune from his career. He has an estimated net worth of $350 million.

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