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Bob Dylan

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan

Full Name: Robert Zimmerman
Profession: Singer-Songwriter

United States of America

Why Famous: An influential American singer-songwriter who began as a folk singer associated with the protest movements of the 1960s with folk songs "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Times They Are a-Changin".

By 1965 Dylan had moved toward pop music "Like a Rolling Stone" but went on to explore many musical styles including country and gospel music. His song-writing is innovative for being introspective and personal and his songs have been widely covered by other musicians.

Born: May 24, 1941
Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Age: 79 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini

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Married Life

  • 1965-11-22 Bob Dylan weds Sara Lowndes
  • 1986-06-04 Legendary singer Bob Dylan (45) weds his backup singer Carolyn Dennis (32)

Historical Events

  • 1961-04-11 Bob Dylan makes his 1st appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village
  • 1961-07-29 Bob Dylan injured in car accident
  • 1961-09-29 Bob Dylan's 1st recording session-backup harmonica for Caroline Hester
  • 1962-09-22 Bob Dylan plays NYC Carnegie Hall
  • 1963-05-12 Bob Dylan walks out of the "Ed Sullivan Show"
  • 1964-06-19 Bob Dylan completes UK tour
  • 1965-06-15 Bob Dylan records single "Like a Rolling Stone" (#1 in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time")
  • 1965-07-24 Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"
  • 1965-07-25 Bob Dylan is booed by sections of the crowd at the Newport Folk Festival for performing with an electric guitar, beginning of folk-rock
  • 1965-08-28 Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guitar at a concert in New York's Forest Hills
  • 1966-07-29 Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock NY
  • 1969-02-17 Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash record an album; it was never released.
  • 1969-06-07 Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special
  • 1969-08-02 Bob Dylan makes surprise appearance at Hibbing HS Minn 10th reunion
  • 1970-06-09 Bob Dylan given honorary Doctorate of Music at Princeton University
  • 1974-09-16 Bob Dylan records Blood on the Tracks
  • 1979-10-20 Bob Dylan appears on "Saturday Night Live"
  • 1997-05-28 Bob Dylan hospitalized in England with histoplasmosis
  • 2004-06-23 Bob Dylan accepts honorary doctorate of music degree from the University of St Andrews, Scotland's oldest university
  • 2016-10-13 American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • 2016-12-10 Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature at a ceremony he does not attend in Stockholm
  • 2017-04-01 Bob Dylan receives his Nobel Prize for Literature at a private ceremony in Stockholm