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Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan was born with the name Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24th, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. He is considered one of the most prolific and influencing composers and musicians of the twentieth century. Dylan has been nominated several times for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Born in Duluth, Bob Dylan moved with his family to a place near Hibbing, where his father had an electrical materials business. Being a merchant was not Bob’s dream and he soon found music. At the age of eight, Bob Dylan learned to play the piano by himself, and by 10 years old, he obtained a guitar. His dream was to become a rock ‘n’ roll hero and achieve a success comparable to that of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, or Jerry Lee Lewis.

Bob Dylan was particularly famous in the 1960s, when most of his best known work was produced. Dylan’s lyrics include topics such as politics, philosophy, literature, and social commentaries. This defied the existing pop music standards at that time, which made his music very appealing to the counterculture. The most predominant elements in the music of Bob Dylan are folk, country, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly, Gaelic balladry, jazz, swing, and Broadway.

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