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Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and painter. He has been a major figure in music for five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler, and an apparently reluctant figurehead, of social unrest. Though he is well-known for revolutionizing perceptions of the limits of popular music in 1965 with the six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone," a number of his earlier songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war movements.

His early lyrics incorporated a variety of political, social and philosophical, as well as literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed hugely to the then burgeoning counterculture. Initially inspired by the songs of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, Hank Williams, and the performance styles of Buddy Holly and Little Richard, Dylan has both amplified and personalized musical genres, exploring numerous distinct traditions in American song—from folk, blues and country to gospel, rock and roll, and rockabilly, to English, Scottish, and Irish folk music, embracing even jazz and swing.

Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards, 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 songwriting.

Since 1994, Dylan has published three books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. As a songwriter and musician, Dylan has received numerous awards over the years including 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 road called the Bob Dylan Pathway was opened in the singer's honor in his birthplace of Duluth, Minnesota. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power."

Description above from the Wikipedia article Bob Dylan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and painter. He has been a major figure in music for five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler, and an apparently reluctant figurehead, of social unrest. Though he is well-known for revolutionizing perceptions of the limits of popular music in 1965 with the six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone," a number of his earlier songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war movements.

His early lyrics incorporated a variety of political, social and philosophical, as well as literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed hugely to the then burgeoning counterculture. Initially inspired by the songs of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, Hank Williams, and the performance styles of Buddy Holly and Little Richard, Dylan has both amplified and personalized musical genres, exploring numerous distinct traditions in American song—from folk, blues and country to gospel, rock and roll, and rockabilly, to English, Scottish, and Irish folk music, embracing even jazz and swing.

Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards, 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 songwriting.

Since 1994, Dylan has published three books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. As a songwriter and musician, Dylan has received numerous awards over the years including 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 road called the Bob Dylan Pathway was opened in the singer's honor in his birthplace of Duluth, Minnesota. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power."

Description above from the Wikipedia article Bob Dylan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 72

Birthday 1941-05-24

Place of Birth Duluth, Minnesota, USA

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Also Known As

  • Robert Allen Zimmerman
  • Blind Boy Grunt
  • The Bard
  • The Voice of a Generation
  • The Voice of Protest
  • Zimbo
  • Zimmy
  • Bobby
  • Sergei Petrov
  • Lucky Wilbury
  • Robert Zimmerman

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music as Himself (archive footage)
2019 Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese as Himself
2017 Bob Dylan: Trouble No More as Himself
2015 Bob Dylan: Roads Rapidly Changing - In & Out of the Folk Revival 1961 - 1965
2015 Mavis! as Himself
2013 Legend of Lead Belly as Self
2012 Bob Dylan & The Band: Down In The Flood
2012 John Mellencamp: It's About You
2011 Bob Dylan Revealed as Himself
2011 Bob Dylan: 1990-2006 - The Never Ending Narrative
2009 The People Speak as Himself
2009 Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound as Himself
2009 Bob Dylan: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
2009 Bob Dylan Never Ending Tour Diaries: Drummer Winston Watson's Incredible Journey
2008 Johnny Cash's America as Himself
2008 Johnny Cash - Live On Air as Himself - Performer
2008 Bob Dylan: 1978-1989 - Both Ends of the Rainbow
2008 Patti Smith: Dream of Life as Himself
2007 Bob Dylan: The Other Side of the Mirror - Live at the Newport Folk Festival as Himself
2007 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream as Himself
2007 The Best of The Johnny Cash TV Show 1969-1971 as Himself
2007 Pete Seeger: The Power of Song as Himself
2007 The True History Of The Traveling Wilburys as Himself
2006 Dylan Speaks 1965
2006 Bob Dylan After the Crash 1966-1978 as Himself
2005 No Direction Home: Bob Dylan as Bob Dylan
2004 Willie Nelson Outlaws & Angels as Himself
2004 Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues as Himself (archive footage)
2004 Tales From a Golden Age: Bob Dylan 1941-1966
2004 Bob Dylan - TV Live & Rear 1963 - 1975 as Himself
2003 Masked and Anonymous as Jack Fate
2003 World Tour 1966: The Home Movies
1999 Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua as Guest star
1999 Paradise Cove as Alfred - Chauffeur
1997 Dharma & Greg (1 episode)
1996 Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival as Himself
1995 Robbie Robertson: Going Home as Himself
1994 Bob Dylan: MTV Unplugged as Himself
1994 Bob Dylan at Woodstock '94
1994 The Great Music Experience - Nara City Japan 1994 as Himself
1993 Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration as Himself
1991 Guitar Legends EXPO '92 at Sevilla - The Experimental Night as Himself
1991 Van Morrison: One Irish Rover
1990 Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
1990 Catchfire as Artist (uncredited)
1989 MTV Unplugged (1 episode)
1987 Hearts of Fire as Billy Parker
1986 Hard to Handle: Bob Dylan in Concert
1985 Live Aid
1985 We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song as Himself
1978 The Kennedy Center Honors (1 episode)
1978 The Last Waltz as Himself
1978 Renaldo and Clara as Renaldo
1976 Bob Dylan: Hard Rain
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode)
1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid as Alias
1972 Eat the Document
1972 Scruggs: A Festival of Music
1972 The Concert for Bangladesh
1971 Disco (3 episodes)
1969 The Johnny Cash Show (1 episode) as Himself
1967 Festival as Himself
1967 Dont Look Back as Himself
1965 Andy Warhol Screen Tests as Himself
1965 Screen Test: Bob Dylan
1964 Bob Dylan Quest Television Special
1964 Gerard Malanga's Film Notebooks as Himself
1959 The Grammy Awards (1 episode)
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)

Sound

2005 Prisoners of Beckett Music
2004 Bob Dylan - TV Live & Rear 1963 - 1975 Original Music Composer
2003 Masked and Anonymous Music
1993 Daniel Lanois "Rocky World" Music
1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid Original Music Composer
1967 Dont Look Back Original Music Composer

Writing

Blood on the Tracks Lyricist
2003 Masked and Anonymous Writer
1978 Renaldo and Clara Writer

Directing

1978 Renaldo and Clara Director
1972 Eat the Document Director

Editing

1978 Renaldo and Clara Editor
1972 Eat the Document Editor

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