Bob Dylan (born Robert
Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter,
musician, painter, poet and latter-day disc jockey who has been a major
influence on popular music for five decades. Much of his most celebrated
work dates from the 1960s when he was, at first, an informal chronicler
and then an apparently reluctant figurehead of social unrest. A number of
his songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'"
became anthems for both the civil rights and the anti-war movements.
Dylan's early lyrics incorporated political, social and philosophical, as well as literary, influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed hugely to the then burgeoning counterculture. While expanding and personalizing genres, he has explored many traditions of American song, from folk, blues and country to gospel, rock and roll and rockabilly to English, Scottish and Irish folk music, and even jazz and swing.
Dylan performs with guitar, piano 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 song writing.
He has received numerous awards over the years: 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 Bob Dylan Pathway was opened in the singer's honour in his birthplace of Duluth, Minnesota.
The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for what they called his profound impact on popular music and American culture, "marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power."
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|Blowin' In The Wind||Lyrics|
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|Don't Think Twice It's All Right||Lyrics|
|Everything Is Broken||Lyrics|
|Gates Of Eden||Lyrics|
|Gotta Serve Somebody||Lyrics|
|I Shall Be Released||Lyrics|
|If Not For You||Lyrics|
|I'll Be Your Baby Tonight||Lyrics|
|It Ain't Me, Babe||Lyrics|
|It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry||Lyrics|
|It's All Over Now, Baby Blue||Lyrics|
|Just Like A Woman||Lyrics|
|Knockin' On Heaven's Door||Lyrics|
|Lay Lady Lay||Lyrics|
|Like A Rolling Stone||Lyrics|
|Love Minus Zero No Limit||Lyrics|
|Mr Tambourine Man||Lyrics|
|Not Dark Yet||Lyrics|
|Positively 4th Street||Lyrics|
|Rainy Day Women||Lyrics|
|Romance in Durango||Lyrics|
|Shelter From The Storm||Lyrics|
|Subterranean Homesick Blues||Lyrics|
|Tangled Up In Blue||Lyrics|
|The Mighty Quinn||Lyrics|
|The Times They Are A-Changin'||Lyrics|
|Things Have Changed||Lyrics|
|With God On Our Side||Lyrics|
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