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Bob Dylan's biography

Bob Dylan is 81 years old songwriter born on on Saturday 24th of May 1941. He is often nicknamed as BobbyZimmyZimboThe Voice of ProtestThe Voice of a GenerationThe BardBlind Boy Grunt. According to year of birth 1941 he belongs to Silent Generation. Birthday on 24th of May means he is Gemini. Gemini is a dual sign of Zodiac Belt. One born with this rising sign is very dual and creative in nature with lots of verbosity. They are the most expressive people as they love talking.He was married 2 times.

He is native english speaker. He is citizen of United States of America. He is an adherent of judaism. His primary profession is to be songwriter. You can know him also as film actor, poet, guitarist, autobiographer, painter, record producer, film director, lyricist, composer, screenwriter, disc jockey, actor, singer, radio personality, designer, writer. He is recently known as musician.

Bob Dylan's dad

Bob Dylan's father's name is Abram Zimmerman.

Bob Dylan's mom

Bob Dylan's mother's name is Beatrice Stone.

Bob Dylan's family

Bob Dylan's ex spouses

Sara Dylan

Bob Dylan and Sara Dylan have been together since 1965 for 12 years. She is known as model. His ex spouse was born on Wednesday 25th of October 1939 in Wilmington.

Carolyn Dennis

Bob Dylan and Carolyn Dennis have been together since 1986 for 6 years. She is known as singer. His ex spouse was born in 1954.

He has 2 sons.

Bob Dylan's son: Jesse Dylan

Bob Dylan's son's name is Jesse Dylan. He is known as film director. His son was born on Thursday 6th of January 1966 in New York City.

Bob Dylan's son: Jakob Dylan

Bob Dylan's son's name is Jakob Dylan. He is known as singer-songwriter. His son was born on Tuesday 9th of December 1969 in New York City.

Bob Dylan's schools

We found 3 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: University of Minnesota system, Hibbing High School, Sidwell Friends School.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • 1959: Graduated from Hibbing High School.

Bob Dylan's career

His main focus is to be songwriter. He is famous thanks to Like a Rolling Stone. He is also a member of Academy of Arts, Berlin. Maybe you are curious what instrument does he play ? He plays guitar.

Bob Dylan's partners

Joan Baez

Bob Dylan and Joan Baez have been together. She is known as singer-songwriter. His partner was born on Thursday 9th of January 1941 in Staten Island.

Suze Rotolo

Bob Dylan and Suze Rotolo have been together. She is known as author. His partner was born on Saturday 20th of November 1943 in New York City. His partner died on Friday 25th of February 2011 in New York City. Suze Rotolo was 70 years old, when this happened.

Awards and competitions

Bob Dylan's Awards

  • 1991: Awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys.
  • 2000: Awarded the Polar Music Prize, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music Award.
  • 1/30/90: Received France's highest cultural award, the Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
  • 6/9/70: Awarded honorary doctorate by Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
  • June 2004: Awarded an honorary degree at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland).
  • Won an Academy Award for the song "Things Have Changed" from the Wonder Boys (2000) soundtrack. He performed the song and accepted the Oscar via satellite due to the fact that he was on tour through Germany at the time.
  • At the The 40th Annual Grammy Awards (1998) he won a Grammy for best male rock singer (on "Cold Irons Bound"), best contemporary folk singer and album of the year ("Time Out of Mind").
  • (April 7, 2008) Awarded a special Pulitzer Prize.
  • Awarded a 2008 Pulitzer Prize (Special Citation "for his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power"). He is the first rock or folk musical artist to win this prestigious honor.
  • He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts on February 25, 2010, in Washington D.C. for his services and contributions to the arts.
  • Awarded the Presidendial Medal of Freedom (the highest civilian award in the United States) by President Barack Obama on 29 May 2012.
  • When he won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, he joined playwright George Bernard Shaw as the only persons to win a Nobel Prize and an Academy Award.

What Bob Dylan has done for a first time

  • 1964: Introduced The Beatles to pot-smoking, during their first meeting in New York; each told the press later, "We just laughed all night.".
  • Always something of a Casanova, he had his first steady girlfriend at 14 and was seeing as many as five girls at once by the time he was in college.
  • Awarded a 2008 Pulitzer Prize (Special Citation "for his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power"). He is the first rock or folk musical artist to win this prestigious honor.

Bob Dylan's quotes

  • I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
  • What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
  • When you feel in your gut what you are and then dynamically pursue it don't back down and don't give up - then you're going to mystify alot of folks.
  • The radio makes hideous sounds.
  • What good are fans? You can't eat applause for breakfast. You can't sleep with it.
  • Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.
  • People today are still living off the table scraps of the '60s. They are still being passed around - the music and the ideas.
  • People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
  • Money doesn't talk, it swears.
  • Just because you like my stuff doesn't mean I owe you anything.
  • Maybe in the '90s or possibly in the next century people will look upon the '80s as the age of masturbation, when it was taken to the limit; that might be all that's going on right now in a big way.
  • If I wasn't Bob Dylan, I'd probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.
  • It rubs me the wrong way, a camera . . . It's a frightening thing . . . Cameras make ghosts out of people.
  • I'm speaking for all of us. I'm the spokesman for a generation.
  • I've never written a political song. Songs can't save the world. I've gone through all that.
  • I think a poet is anybody who wouldn't call himself a poet.
  • I say there're no depressed words, just depressed minds.
  • I like America, just as everybody else does. I love America, I gotta say that. But America will be judged.
  • I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.
  • I don't think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking there's some kind of change.
  • Democracy don't rule the world, You'd better get that in your head; This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that's better left unsaid.
  • I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.
  • A poem is a naked person . . . Some people say that I am a poet.
  • All I can do is be me, whoever that is.
  • All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.
  • I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.
  • Chaos is a friend of mine.
  • Being on tour is like being in limbo. It's like going from nowhere to nowhere.
  • A lot of people can't stand touring, but to me it's like breathing. I do it because I'm driven to do it.
  • A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.
  • Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot.
  • Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be.
  • At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage.
  • I've only written four songs in my whole life, but I've written those four songs a million times.
  • I wasn't a good husband . . . I don't even know what a good husband is.
  • [on his song "Everything Is Broken"] Critics usually don't like a song like this coming out of me because it didn't seem to be autobiographical. Maybe not, but the stuff I write does come from an autobiographical place.
  • [when asked what his songs are "about"] Oh, some are about four minutes; some are about five, and some, believe it or not, are about 11 or 12.
  • They'd like to use my tunes for different beer companies and perfumes and automobiles. I get approached on all that stuff. But, shit, I didn't write them for that reason. That's never been my scene.
  • You can't be wise and in love at the same time.
  • I can move, and fake. I know some of the tricks and it all applies artistically, not politically or philosophically.
  • You don't necessarily have to write to be a poet. Some people work in gas stations and they're poets. I don't call myself a poet because I don't like the word. I'm a trapeze artist.
  • [about Woody Guthrie] His influence on me was never in inflection or in voice. What drew me to was that hearing his voice, I could tell he was very lonesome, very alone and very lost in his time. That's why I dug him.
  • I think of myself as a song-and-dance man.
  • What the songwriter does is just connect the dots. The ends he sees and the ones given to him and he connects them.
  • Art is the perpetual motion of illusion. The highest purpose of art is to inspire. What else can you do? What else can you do for anyone but to inspire them?
  • My childhood is so far away . . . it's like I don't even remember being a child. I think it was someone else who was a child.
  • People can learn everything about me through my songs, if they know where to look.
  • When I first heard [Elvis Presley's] voice I just knew that I wasn't going to work for anybody; and nobody was going to be my boss. Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.
  • My friend's wife is a really bad cook. I broke a tooth on her coffee.
  • [on Bob Seger] Some people think Bob is a poor man's Bruce Springsteen, but personally I always thought Bruce was the rich man's Bob Seger. Love 'em both, though.
  • I always thought I might want to be a doctor. Where else could you ask a woman to take off her clothes and send a bill to her husband?
  • I always liked songs with parentheses in the title.
  • The harmonica is the world's best-selling musical instrument. You're welcome.
  • I'm not ashamed to say that I lived my life to that code. Quite a man, that Gene Autry.
  • Lipstick traces on cigarettes can get you in trouble or remind you of the wonders of the night before.
  • Not all songs about crying are necessarily sad.
  • A giraffe can go a long time without water. But he wants to see the menu right away.
  • [on Joni Mitchell] Joni and I go back a long ways. Not all the way back, but pretty far. I've been in a car with Joni. Joni was driving a Lincoln. Excellent driver. I felt safe.
  • [on Johnny Cash, in 2005] Johnny Cash was more like a religious figure to me. Just the fact that he'd sing one of my songs was unthinkable.
  • Things will have to change. And one of these things that will have to change: People will have to change their internal world.
  • I don't consider myself an educator or an explainer. You see what it is that I do, and that I've always done. But it is time now for great men to come forward. With small men, no great things can be accomplished at the moment.
  • [on Mark Knopfler] He does me better than anybody.
  • I don't break the rules, because I don't see any rules to break. As far as I'm concerned, there aren't any rules.
  • Genius? There's a real fine line between genius and insanity. Anybody will tell you that.
  • I would really like to think of myself as a poet, but I just can't because of all the slobs who are called poets.
  • Art, if there is such a thing, is in the bathrooms; everybody knows that.
  • [on Paul McCartney] I'm in awe of McCartney. He's about the only one that I am in awe of. He can do it all. And he's never let up...he's just so damn effortless.
  • I don't need to be happy. Happiness is kind of a cheap word. Let's face it, I'm not the kind of cat that's going to cut off an ear if I can't do something.
  • What's so bad about being misunderstood?
  • Sometimes I might shift paradigms within the same song, but then that structure also has its own rules. And I combine them both, see what works and what doesn't. My range is limited. Some formulas are too complex and I don't want anything to do with them.
  • You can be a priest and be in rock 'n' roll. Being a rock-'n'-roll singer is no different from being a house painter. You climb up as high as you want to.
  • I don't care what people expect of me. Doesn't concern me. I'm doing God's work. That's all I know.
  • [on Gordon Lightfoot] Every time I hear a song of his, it's like I wish it would last forever.
  • [on climate change] Where's the global warming? It's freezing here.
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