Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer. He has been influential in popular
music and culture for more than five decades.
Dylan has sold more than 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.
Robert Allen Zimmerman
Also Known As
Blind Boy Grunt
Robert Milkwood Thomas
May 24, 1941 (age
Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.
Hibbing, Minnesota, U.S.
Malibu, California, U.S.
University of Minnesota
5' 7½" (1.71 m)
Singer-songwriter, record producer, artist, writer
Abe, worked for the Standard Oil Co
Sara Lownds (m. 1965; div. 1977)
Carolyn Dennis (m. 1986; div. 1992)
Maria Dylan (adopted)
Jakob Dylan (lead singer of
Folk, blues, rock, country, gospel
Vocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica
Bob Dylan Quotes
A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
I'm just glad to be feeling better. I really thought I'd be seeing Elvis soon.
I've been up the mountain and I had a choice. Should I come down? So I came down. God said, "Okay, you've been up on the mountain, now you go down. You're on your own, free. Check in later, but now you're on your own."
I've never written a political song. Songs can't save the world. I've gone through all that.
Jesus tapped me on the shoulder and said, Bob, why are you resisting me? I said, I'm not resisting you! He said, You gonna follow me? I said, I've never thought about that before! He said, When you're not following me, you're resisting me.
People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around - the music and the ideas.
Well, I don't know, but I've been told the streets in heaven are lined with gold. I ask you how things could get much worse if the Russians happen to get up there first; Wowee! pretty scary!
What good are fans? You can't eat applause for breakfast. You can't sleep with it.
When you cease to exist, then who will you blame?
Yesterday's just a memory, tomorrow is never what it's supposed to be.
You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows. Don't follow leaders watch the parkin' meters.
You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past - whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever.
Bob Dylan Awards
Grammy Award for Album of the Year for The Concert For Bangla Desh
Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male ("Gotta Serve Somebody").
Inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame
Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group as part of the Traveling Wilburys (Traveling Wilburys Volume One).
Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy Awards.
Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album (World Gone Wrong).
Grammy Awards for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male ("Cold Iron Bound"), Album of the Year, and Best Contemporary Folk Album (Time Out Of Mind).
Grammy Award (Love & Theft) for Best Contemporary Folk Album
Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Long Form (No Direction Home) and No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (The Bootleg Series Vol. 7)
The Pulitzer Prize jury awarded him a special citation for
"his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions
of extraordinary poetic power."
Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama.
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature,
becoming the first musician to receive it.