One of the greatest and unmatchable musicians of all times, Bob Dylan was born on May 24, 1941 as Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota but raised in Hibbing, Minnesota. He has a young brother named David. His parents, Abram Zimmerman and Beatrice Stone were part of a close-knit Jew community.
Bob was influenced by the music he heard. He heard blues when he was a child and rock ‘n’ roll when he was a teen. When he started attending Hibbing High School, his interest in Music took root and he formed several bands and even performed covers of Little Richard and Elvis Presley, well known and popular musicians of those times. He started performing at the Ten O’clock and introduced himself as Bob Dylan as he was considerably influenced by the poet Dylan Thomas. He is many things; he is an artist, a writer and a song-writer. His influence on music field has stretched more than five decades.
His most famous songs are from 1960 when he captured the social unrest in his songs and moved people. His songs like, “Blowin in the Wind”, “The Times”, “They are a – changin” became unofficial anthems of American Civil rights and Anti-war movements. Unlike today’s musicians, he never wrote crass. His songs had the pain people went through and was influenced by many things like political, social, philosophical and literary factors. The musicians who have affected his style of music are Little Richard, Woody Guthrie, and Robert Johnson and Hank Williams.