Bob Dylan

Gianna Cucchiella

The wonderful Bob Dylan!

Bob Dylan was born in Duluth,Minn., on may 24, 1941. He lived a fairly normal , middle-class childhood. he then developed a love of music that inspired him to take up guitar, harmonica, and piano. Formed a rock and roll band, the Golden Chords, as a freshman in high school.

Began performing in coffeehouses as Bob Dylan. he got influenced by a poet named Dylan Thomas. "Bob Dylan's" real name is Robert Zimmerman. he only used Bob Dylan when he performed.

Time period

  • The 1960s is often called a "turbulent" decade because of the electrifying events and social change that characterized it

  • Cold-War challenges with the Soviet Union, civil-rights activism, youthful dissent against the War in Vietnam, inner-city riots and assassinations of several key leaders

  • On November 22, 1963, President Kennedy traveled to Dallas, Texas, to deliver a speech. As the presidential motorcade passed the Texas School Book Depository, assassin Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed the president

  • Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as president almost immediately after Kennedy was pronounced dead

His amazing music

  • The Times They Are A-Changin'” (1964),

  • “Subterranean Homesick Blues” (1965),

  • “Mr. Tambourine Man” (1965)

  • “Maggie's Farm” (1965)

  • began mixing protest songs with personal music while adding blues and rock and roll to his mix

  • The Byrds with “Mr. Tambourine Man,” the Turtles with “It Ain't Me Babe,” and Cher with “All I Really Want to Do.”

  • Touring with Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, and The Band

  • first million-selling single, “Like a Rolling Stone” (1965

  • first album, Bob Dylan, in (1962)

insterting facts!

  • Moved to New York in the early 1960s.

  • Following his first live appearance at a Greenwich Village folk club, he landed a record contract.

  • Bob Dylan (1962), failed to reach the charts

  • Robert Zimmerman – was is real name but when he performed he went by “Bob Dylan”.

  • Comic parodies of his voice have become standard over the last twenty years, but Bob Dylan was initially recognized for his singing talent

  • Briefly attended the University of Minnesota in 1960 and then went to New York City

  • He is still alive and is doing shows!