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Bob Dylan

Biography / Wiki

Bob Dylan is a prominent face in folk and pop music movement. He is not only a singer or songwriter, but he is also an institution in himself. His songs have mysterious and nebulous lyrics that are inspired by real-life events. He has become the darling of generations of music lovers.

Apart from being enjoyable and foot-tapping, his music always carried a social and political message to create awareness. He is a versatile artist who also wrote songs and played instruments like guitar, keyboards, and harmonica. He covered musical genres like gospel, folk, rock and roll, blues, and country.

Height / Weight / Age

Bob Dylan is 170 cm and in feet inches, his height is 5’7 tall. 63 kg in Kilograms or 139 lbs in Pounds is his weight. He has a blue eye color and his hair color is salt & pepper. In May, he will turn 81 years old. He has messy curly hair and a thin mustache. His voice is distinctive and low rasping.

Net Worth

Bob’s net worth is estimated to be $80 million approximately.

Education / Family

Bob was born to Abram Zimmerman and Beatrice Stone in Minnesota. He was raised in a Jewish family. Since childhood, he was inclined toward music. He attended Hibbing High School for elementary education where he played with many music bands.

He was enrolled at the University of Minnesota and while studying he performed at coffee houses. He has been married twice, but both marriages ended up with a divorce.

Name

Bob Dylan

Real Name Robert Allen Zimmerman
 Nickname Bobby, Zimmy, Zimbo, Voice of a Generation
Birth Place Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Date Of Birth May 24, 1941
Age 81 years
Height In centimeters – 170 cm

In feet inches – 5’7”

Weight In kilograms – 63 kg

In pounds – 139 lbs

Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Salt & pepper
Profession Singer, songwriter
Zodiac sign Gemini
School Hibbing High School, Minnesota
College Dropped out of University of Minnesota
Religion Judaism
Nationality American
Home Town Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Debut Album: Bob Dylan (1962)
Fathers Name Abraham Zimmerman
Mothers Name Beatrice Zimmerman
Brothers David (younger)
Sister N/A

Career / Fashion And Style

In 1960, he moved to New York City to pursue his career in music and changed his name to ‘Bob Dylan’. In 1962, he released his debut album named ‘Bob Dylan’ which contained folk songs and two of his compositions.

His second album ‘The Freewheelin’ was a combination of protest songs, love songs, and blues with the social messages which became a big hit in the US and UK. Over 60’s he became a well-known singer, song-writer and also an activist who was involved in the civil rights movement.

In 1978, he went on a long tour and performed in Japan, Europe, and the US giving a total of 114 shows. His album ‘Slow Train Coming’ was stressed more upon Christian philosophy. To date, he has won 11 Grammy Awards. In 2012, he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom which is the highest civilian award of the US.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

Girlfriends Chris O’Dell

 

Bob Dylan girlfriend Chris O'Dell
Bob Dylan girlfriend Chris O’Dell

Mavis Staples

Bob Dylan girlfriend Mavis Staples
Bob Dylan girlfriend Mavis Staples

Dana Gillespie

Bob Dylan girlfriend Dana Gillespie
Bob Dylan girlfriend Dana Gillespie

Sally Kirkland

Bob Dylan girlfriend Sally Kirkland
Bob Dylan girlfriend Sally Kirkland

Joan Baez

Bob Dylan with Joan Baez
Bob Dylan with Joan Baez

Late Suze Rotolo

Bob Dylan girlfriend Suze Rotolo
Bob Dylan girlfriend Suze Rotolo

Francoise Hardy

Bob Dylan girlfriend Francoise Hardy
Bob Dylan girlfriend Francoise Hardy
Marital Status Divorced
Wife Sara Lowndes, Actress/model (1965-1977)

Bob Dylan with Sara Lowndes
Bob Dylan with Sara Lowndes

Carolyn Dennis, Gospel Vocalist (1986-1992)

Bob Dylan Ex Wife Carolyn Dennis
Bob Dylan Ex-Wife Carolyn Dennis
Children Daughter – Maria Lowndes Dylan

Anna Leigh Dylan

Bob Dylan Daughter Anna Dylan
Bob Dylan Daughter Anna Dylan

Son – Jakob Dylan

Bob Dylan son Jakob Dylan
Bob Dylan son Jakob Dylan

Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan

Jesse Dylan

Bob Dylan son Jesse Dylan
Bob Dylan son Jesse Dylan

Abraham Dylan

Favourite Things

Here is the List of Bob’s favourite things.

Favourite Songs Shadows, If you could read my mind
Favourite Songwriters Lightfoot, Warren Zevon, John Prime, Buffett

Bob Dylan

Some Interesting Facts About Bob Dylan

  • Bob’s father was a semi-professional baseball player who died of polio.
  • Bob is allowed to watch films for free in movie theatres of Hibbing, Minnesota because all the big theatres were owned by his great-grandfather.
  • He used to scam his friends out of cigarettes and articles of clothing in college.
  • In 2016, he was honored with the Nobel Prize in Literature for creating new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.
Bob Dylan at Nobel Prize Ceremony
Bob Dylan at Nobel Prize Ceremony
  • He has nine grandchildren and has a sticker on a car that reads ‘World’s Greatest Grandpa’.
  • His first wife used to work as a Playboy bunny as a waitress at the playboy club.
Sara Lowden at Playboy club
Sara Lowden at Playboy club
  • He is also a painter who made his self-portrait.
Bob Dylan self portrait album 1970
Bob Dylan self-portrait album 1970
  • Along with Sam Shepard, he co-wrote a 12-minute song called ‘Brownsville Girl’ which was based upon the film ‘The Gunfighter’.
  • The death of Elvis Presley affected him so much that he didn’t speak to anyone for a week.
  • He was starred in the movie Hearts on Fire which wasn’t successful commercially.
  • He wrote and published a book named ‘Tarantula’.
  • University of St. Andrews honored him with an honorary doctorate in music.
  • His hobbies are watching TV, fishing, and playing chess.
  • At the initial stage of his career, he used ‘Elston Gunn’ as his stage name.
  • Rolling Stone voted him as the second greatest ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ artist of all time.
  • In 1997, Bob was diagnosed with pericarditis.
  • During his teenage, he ran away from home several times.
  • He adopts a narrative and metaphorical writing style for songwriting.

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