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Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan’s full name is Robert Allen Zimmerman born on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. He is an American songwriter, poet, and musician. He is best known for his work from the 1960’s, “Blowin’ In The Wind” and “The Times They Are A-Changin.” He bridged the worlds of rock and country in his music. He is known to play the harmonica, piano, and guitar in his record and concerts. While attending the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, he performed songs at local cafes, taking the name “Bob Dylan.” He decided to change his name because it sounded more erotic and it was after the late Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. His love for music overpowered any academic ambition, so he decided to move to New York and immerse himself in music. On July 29th, 1966, he was injured in a motorcycle accident outside of his home in Woodstock, New York. After the accident, Dylan became a home body. He disappeared into his home and raised his family with his wife Sara. Later in life, he began acting

playing Alias in Sam Peckinpah’s Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, which was released in 1973. Around 1977, Dylan and his wife filed for divorce and it was granted. Around 1979, Dylan took interest in Christianity, which led to the release of his first gospel album “Slow Train Coming.” Dylan received three Grammy Awards on Feb 25th, 1998, for Time Out of Mind. He was also nominated for the 1998, 1999, and 2000 Nobel Prize in Literature, but did not receive it.

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