On this day in 1941, a boy was born into a Jewish family in the small town of Duluth, Minnesota. He was named Robert Allen Zimmerman. As a teenager, he loved rock and roll artists like Little Richard and Buddy Holly. Later he was fascinated with folk music. After reading the poetry of Dylan Thomas he decided to change his name to Bob Dylan.
Though he had a little bit of struggle in the beginning of his musical career he would soon become the voice of his generation. He wrote songs on social and political themes like Blowing in the wind and The times they are a changing. These songs became anthems for the Civil Rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s. He was also embraced as a counterculture icon at the end of this decade.
In 2016 he became the first musician to win the Nobel Prize for Literature for his songwriting.
Many artists who covered Bob Dylan’s sings made them hits of their own like The Byrds, Jimmi Hendrix and George Harrison.
Bob Dylan is considered by many to be the greatest songwriter ever. Today he turns 78.
- Bob Dylan - Blowin' in the Wind
- Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin
- Bob Dylan - Forever Young
- Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone
- Bob Dylan- Thunder On The Mountain
We wish this legend a happy birthday!