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Duluth, Minnesota, United States (1959 – present)

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States) is an American musician, and artist whose position in popular culture is unique.

Dylan started his musical odyssey in 1959 when he began playing in Dinkytown, Minneapolis while attending the University of Minnesota. Shortly after starting to play he changed his stage name to Bob Dylan, after being influenced by the poetry of Dylan Thomas before legally changing his name in 1962.

Much of his best known work is from the 1960s, when he became an informal documentarian and reluctant figurehead of American unrest, promoted by Joan Baez. Some of his songs, such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’”, became anthems of the anti-war and civil rights movements, with Joan Baez and Dylan singing together at the March on Washington in 1963. However he later became disenchanted with the and civil liberty protest scene, feeling that he had been used by them.

His album Bringing It All Back Home marked a move away from the scene and a move towards and Dylan began to consciously distance himself from his early association with civil rights. He also started to become irritated when being interviewed, often given facetious or irreverent answers to questions. Bringing It All Back Home was a controversial album as it the first on which he played electric guitar. This was seen by some of his fans as a betrayal of this folk roots, with some saying that it obscured his meaningful and poetic lyrics.


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  • TruffleDucky


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  • HighDescendant

    I´d like to hear some Nashville Skyline Takes, that did not appear on the record, but there is not much to find. You guys think it might be centered in the Bootlegseries someday? Because there has to be some stuff like the session with Cash. I hoped there would be some material on Another Selfpotrait, but it was just two tracks.

    26 Jul 1:30pm Reply
  • BrunoLuis1


    22 Jul 5:38am Reply
  • deviltohell

    Dylan will always be the best songwriter to me

    17 Jul 8:55am Reply
  • funkymonkey1980

    WTF you on about @Fleurs_du_LA

    16 Jul 6:52pm Reply
  • dralex2

    Bob Dylan-----Love

    14 Jul 1:29am Reply
  • Fleurs_du_LA

    average. but huge lobby. enjoy + pay for, FANS ;)

    6 Jul 10:28am Reply
  • Miyavi23

    Lyrical beast. [2]

    6 Jul 12:21am Reply
  • HugoBLima

    The greatest lyricist of all time. [2]

    4 Jul 2:39pm Reply
  • KingNoCrown

    The greatest lyricist of all time.

    3 Jul 11:13pm Reply
  • Dnlphnv

    Genius ♥

    3 Jul 6:56am Reply
  • matthew_roberts

    i haven't seen a lot of people talk about his new album which is a shame i thought it was really great, in my top 3 AOTY so far

    26 Jun 11:25pm Reply
  • jsab0

    I can write you poems, make a strong man lose his mind. I’m no pig without a wig. I hope you treat me kind. Things are breakin’ up out there. High water everywhere.

    17 Jun 7:39am Reply
  • perezhivem

    14 Jun 11:47pm Reply
  • WarriorJones

    Oh, it may be the devil, or it may be the LORD, but you're gonna have to serve somebody! Serrrrve some-bod-y!

    13 Jun 2:16am Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    12 Jun 7:47pm Reply
  • Cousin_Eddy

    Listening to Nashville Skyline on my Pioneer 550....forgot how much I love this man's music.

    11 Jun 12:35pm Reply
  • recursivechaos

    his lyrics are without comparison. i liked him better when he called himself bod, though.

    9 Jun 12:02am Reply
  • TheUselessGolem

    No allowance for the other, FoolmeThrice? (On a less allusive note, time is taking none of the glow away from the Lost on the River release. Part two, come oooon! But I know it might be another year or two.)

    8 Jun 7:40am Reply
  • m5p6n3

    a musica romance no desrto cantada pelo Fagner e bate bate a porta do ceu cantada por ze ramalho são versões brasileiras de 2 musicas do bob dylan

    7 Jun 1:31am Reply
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