Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Actor, Original Music Composer

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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."

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Birthday

May 24, 1941

Place of birth

Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.

Known for

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Pete Seeger: The Power of Song

Interviews, archival footage and home movies are used to illustrate a social history of folk arti... Read more

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Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival

In August 1970, 600,000 fans flocked to the Isle of Wight to witness the third and final festival... Read more

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Bob Dylan After the Crash 1966-1978

This documentary mixes rare historic footage with review and criticism from experts, friends, fel... Read more

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The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival

1963 "North Country Blues" "With God On Our Side" "Talkin' World War III Blues" "Who Killed D... Read more

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Dont Look Back

Don’t Look Back is a documentary of Bob Dylan’s 1965 tour of England. The film begins with the fa... Read more

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Andy Warhol Screen Tests

The films were made between 1964 and 1966 at Warhol's Factory studio in New York City. Subjects w... Read more

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Dylan Speaks 1965

The legendary press conference in San Fransisco at KQED studios on Dec. 3rd 1965. This was a piv... Read more

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The Concert for Bangladesh

A film about the first benefit rock concert when major musicians performed to raise relief funds ... Read more

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Live Aid

Live Aid was held on 13 July 1985, held simultaneously in Wembley Stadium in London, England, and... Read more

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Trouble No More

This very special film consists of truly electrifying video footage from Bob Dylan’s “born again”... Read more

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Bob Dylan: No Direction Home

A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest si... Read more

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Bob Dylan Never Ending Tour Diaries: Drummer Winston Watson's Incredible Journey

Drummer Winston Watson performed 400 shows with Bob Dylan over five years, traveling the world 10... Read more

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We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song

We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song is a documentary which examines how the song was writ... Read more

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John Mellencamp: It's About You

It's About You is a 2012 music documentary film directed by father and son duo Ian & Kurt Markus.... Read more

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Bob Dylan Revealed

As Bob Dylan turns 70, a true portrait of the reclusive "voice of the generation" is revealed thr... Read more

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The Last Waltz

Martin Scorsese's rockumentary intertwines footage from "The Band's" incredible farewell tour wit... Read more

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65 Revisited

Recorded during Bob Dylan's tour of England in 1965, this documentary from director D.A. Pennebak... Read more

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Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound

Following folk musician Joan Baez on her extensive 2008-2009 tour, this film commemorates her car... Read more

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Patti Smith: Dream of Life

An intimate portrait of poet, painter, musician and singer Patti Smith that mirrors the essence o... Read more