Who is Bob Dylan?

Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter. Furthermore, he is an author, as well as a visual artist. He was born on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota, US. Bob has been an important figure for more than fifty years in famous culture.

Quick Info
Celebrated NameBob Dylan
Professionsinger-songwriter, author, visual artist
Birth DateMay 24, 1941
Birth PlaceDuluth, Minnesota, US
Star SignGemini
ParentsFather: Abram Zimmerman
Mother: Beatrice Stone
Height5 feet 7 inches
WifeSara Lownds (divorced)
Carolyn Dennis (divorced)

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan was born to Abram Zimmerman and Beatrice Stone, as Robert Allen Zimmerman. He was raised in a close-knit Jewish community. Furthermore, from his young age, he loved music and spent his time listening to the radio. Bob is born with the sun sign Gemini. He holds an American nationality. He stands the height of 5 feet 7 inches.


Bob Dylan enrolled in Hibbing High School. During his school, he played with many bands. later, in 1959, he attended the University of Minnesota. During his University, he performed at the coffee houses. Also, he became active in the Dinkytown folk music circuit.

The Career of Bob Dylon

After starting to perform, he changed his name to “Bob Dylon”. To flourishing his career, in 1961, he moved to New York City. Then, he started exploring the music scenario and playing at the clubs.

Eventually, in 1962, he released his debut album, “Bob Dylan”, which included folk songs and two of his compositions. However, the album could not settle in the market. Later, in 1963, he released his next album, “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan”, which included the protest songs, love songs, and also blues with social messages. This became hit in both the United Kingdom and the United States.

Bob Dylan

Over the 1960s, Bob gained fame as a songwriter and a singer. Also, he became active in the civil rights movements. Likewise, in 1965, he released his single, “Like a Rolling Stone”, which became the biggest hits, along with reaching at No. 1 in the UK charts. Furthermore, during the 1970s, he appeared in the Western drama, “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid”, and composed and sang songs for the films.

In 1978, he performed concerts in the US, Europe, and Japan, with a total of 114 shows. Subsequently, in the 1980s, he collaborated with many other bands and musicians. His biggest albums of the time are “Infidels” in 1983, “Knocked Out Loaded” in 1986, and “Oh Mercy” in 1989. Throughout the 1990s, he continued performing. Later, in 1997, he released the album, “Time Out of Mind”. The album was the biggest hit of the time, which made him win three Grammy Awards.

Personal Life of Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Bob married Sara Lownds in 1965. The couple had four children together. Also, he adopted Sara’s daughter from a previous relationship. However, in 1977, the couple separated having a divorce.

Later, Bob dated singer, Carolyn Dennis. Also, they gave birth to a daughter. Then, in 1986, the couple married. However, they also ended their marriage in 1992.