Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

83 · Born: May 24, 1941

Personal Details

Official Socials
BornMay 24, 1941 Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Spouse
  • Carolyn Dennis

    ( Jun 4, 1986 to Oct 1, 1992 )
  • Sara Dylan

    ( Nov 22, 1965 to Jun 29, 1977 )

Biography

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and painter. He has been a major figure in music for five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler, and an apparently reluctant figurehead, of social unrest. Though he is well-known for revolutionizing perceptions of the limits of popular music in 1965 with the six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone," a number of his earlier songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war movements. His early lyrics incorporated a variety of political, social and philosophical, as well as literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed hugely to the then burgeoning counterculture. Initially inspired by the songs of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, Hank Williams, and the performance styles of Buddy Holly and Little Richard, Dylan has both amplified and personalized musical genres, exploring numerous distinct traditions in American song—from folk, blues and country to gospel, rock and roll, and rockabilly, to English, Scottish, and Irish folk music, embracing even jazz and swing. Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards, and harmonica. Backed by a changing line-up of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour. His accomplishments as a recording artist and performer have been central to his career, but his greatest contribution is generally considered to be his songwriting. Since 1994, Dylan has published three books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. As a songwriter and musician, Dylan has received numerous awards over the years including Grammy, Golden Globe, and Academy Awards; he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2008, a road called the Bob Dylan Pathway was opened in the singer's honor in his birthplace of Duluth, Minnesota. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." Description above from the Wikipedia article Bob Dylan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Career

2003
Masked and Anonymous
Masked and Anonymous as Jack Fate
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1999
Paradise Cove
Paradise Cove as Alfred - Chauffeur
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1987
Hearts of Fire
Hearts of Fire as Billy Parker
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1978
Renaldo and Clara
Renaldo and Clara as Renaldo
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1973
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
2023
Joan Baez I Am a Noise
2022
Nothing Compares
2021
Bob Dylan: Odds and Ends
Shadow Kingdom
2020
Bob Dylan: Busy Being Born
2019
Rolling Thunder Revue
2018
Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars
Elvis Presley: The Searcher
2017
Trouble No More
Popular Voices at the BBC
Mavis!
Mavis!
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2013
Legend of Lead Belly
When Albums Ruled the World
Born in Chicago
It's About You
Radio Unnameable
2011
Bob Dylan Revealed
2010
Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child
2008
Johnny Cash's America
Patti Smith: Dream of Life
65 Revisited
2006
Dylan Speaks
American Masters
2005
American Masters
American Masters
2003
1995
Robbie Robertson: Going Home
The Beatles Anthology
Willie Nelson: The Big Six-0
1987
Great Performances
1986
1985
We Are the World
Live Aid
Live Aid
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1979
Saturday Night Live
1978
The Last Waltz
1976
Hard Rain
Hard Rain
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1972
Eat the Document
The Concert for Bangladesh
The Johnny Cash Show
1967
Festival
Festival
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Don't Look Back
2003
Masked and Anonymous
Masked and Anonymous as Writer
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1978
Renaldo and Clara
Renaldo and Clara as Director, Writer
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1972
Eat the Document
Eat the Document as Director
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