Biography / Wiki
Bob Dylan is a prominent face in the folk and pop music movement. He is not only a singer or songwriter, but he is also an institution in himself. His songs have mysterious and nebulous lyrics that are inspired by real-life events. He has become the darling of generations of music lovers.
Apart from being enjoyable and foot-tapping, his music always carried a social and political message to create awareness. He is a versatile artist who also wrote songs and played instruments like guitar, keyboards, and harmonica. He covered musical genres like gospel, folk, rock and roll, blues, and country.
Height / Weight / Age
|Date Of Birth||May 24, 1941|
|Height||In Centimeters – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5’7”
|Weight||In Kilograms – 63 kg
In Pounds – 139 lbs
|Hair Color||Salt & Pepper|
|Shoe Size||8 (US)|
Bob’s net worth is estimated to be $80 million approximately.
Education / Family
Bob was born to Abram Zimmerman and Beatrice Stone in Minnesota. He was raised in a Jewish family. Since childhood, he was inclined toward music. He attended Hibbing High School for elementary education where he played with many music bands.
He was enrolled at the University of Minnesota and while studying he performed at coffee houses. He has been married twice, but both marriages ended up with a divorce.
|Real Name||Robert Allen Zimmerman|
|Nickname||Bobby, Zimmy, Zimbo, Voice of a Generation|
|Birth Place||Duluth, Minnesota, USA|
|School||Hibbing High School, Minnesota|
|College||Dropped out of University of Minnesota|
|Home Town||Duluth, Minnesota, USA|
|Debut||Album: Bob Dylan (1962)|
|Fathers Name||Abraham Zimmerman|
|Mothers Name||Beatrice Zimmerman|
Career / Fashion And Style
In 1960, he moved to New York City to pursue his career in music and changed his name to ‘Bob Dylan’. In 1962, he released his debut album named ‘Bob Dylan’ which contained folk songs and two of his compositions.
His second album ‘The Freewheelin’ was a combination of protest songs, love songs, and blues with the social messages which became a big hit in the US and UK. Over 60’s he became a well-known singer, song-writer and also an activist who was involved in the civil rights movement.
In 1978, he went on a long tour and performed in Japan, Europe, and the US giving a total of 114 shows. His album ‘Slow Train Coming’ was stressed more upon Christian philosophy. To date, he has won 11 Grammy Awards. In 2012, he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom which is the highest civilian award of the US.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More
Late Suze Rotolo
|Wife||Sara Lowndes, Actress/model (1965-1977)
Carolyn Dennis, Gospel Vocalist (1986-1992)
|Children||Daughter – Maria Lowndes Dylan
Anna Leigh Dylan
Son – Jakob Dylan
Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan
Here is the List of Bob’s favourite things.
|Favourite Songs||Shadows, If you could read my mind|
|Favourite Songwriters||Lightfoot, Warren Zevon, John Prime, Buffett|
Some Interesting Facts About Bob Dylan
- Bob’s father was a semi-professional baseball player who died of polio.
- Bob is allowed to watch films for free in movie theatres of Hibbing, Minnesota because all the big theatres were owned by his great-grandfather.
- He used to scam his friends out of cigarettes and articles of clothing in college.
- In 2016, he was honored with the Nobel Prize in Literature for creating new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.
- He has nine grandchildren and has a sticker on a car that reads ‘World’s Greatest Grandpa’.
- His first wife used to work as a Playboy bunny as a waitress at the playboy club.
- He is also a painter who made his self-portrait.
- Along with Sam Shepard, he co-wrote a 12-minute song called ‘Brownsville Girl’ which was based upon the film ‘The Gunfighter’.
- The death of Elvis Presley affected him so much that he didn’t speak to anyone for a week.
- He was starred in the movie Hearts on Fire which wasn’t successful commercially.
- He wrote and published a book named ‘Tarantula’.
- University of St. Andrews honored him with an honorary doctorate in music.
- His hobbies are watching TV, fishing, and playing chess.
- At the initial stage of his career, he used ‘Elston Gunn’ as his stage name.
- Rolling Stone voted him as the second greatest ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ artist of all time.
- In 1997, Bob was diagnosed with pericarditis.
- During his teenage, he ran away from home several times.
- He adopts a narrative and metaphorical writing style for songwriting.