The life of Bob Dylan
By: Kevin Averre and Delaney Madsen
- Born in Duluth, Minnesota on May 24, 1941
- Briefly attended University of Minnesota
- Grew up in Hibbing, Minnesota
- Said to have been a rebellious child
- Often ran away from home
- Lived a normal middle class life
- Played guitar, piano and harmonica
- Formed a rock and roll band in high school
- Woody Guthrie was his idol as a child
- Moved to New York City to meet Woody Guthrie
- Changed his name to represent the poet Dylan Thomas
- Folk music
- Vietnam war
- Space race against the USSR began
- Cold war in Europe
- One of his major hits, "Times They Are A Changing" was treated towards civil wars (Vietnam War, Cold War)
- In 1963, Dylan wrote an antiwar song called "A Hard Rains Gonna Fall"
- Rock songs
- ''Like a Rolling Stone''
- ''Blowin' in the wind''
- ''Just Like A Woman''
- Often performed with acoustic guitar and a harmonica
- Released first album in 1961
- Known for distinctive nasal voice
- Said to have one of the most unusual singing voices of his time
- Real name was Robert Allen Zimmerman
- 2009 received medal of arts
- By 1964 Dylan was performing 200 concerts per year
- Inducted into rock and roll hall of fame in 1988
- Released over 40 albums
- Refused to stay in one place as an artist