Bob Dylan


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Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for over five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler and a seemingly reluctant figurehead of social unrest. A number of Dylan's early songs, such as "Blowin' in... more »

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  • ''When I first heard Elvis's voice I just knew that I wasn't going to work for anybody and nobody was gonna be my boss. Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Comment, in US (New York, August 1987). On the anniversary of Presley's dea...
  • ''People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around—the music and the ideas.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Guardian (London, Feb. 13, 1992).
  • ''I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Interview in booklet accompanying the Biograph album set (1985).
  • ''It pays to know who your friends are but it also pays to know you ain't got any friends.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. "Prelude to the Flatpick," Tarantula (1970).
  • ''In writing songs I've learned as much from Cézanne as I have from Woody Guthrie.''
    Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Quoted in Clinton Heylin, Dylan: Behind the Shades, ch. 25 (1991).
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  • Rookie Thomas Revitt (1/4/2014 5:32:00 PM)

    Dylan is the Walt Whitman of today. He has been nominated for the Nobel Prize about 10 times. He has a Pulitzer Prize special award. Whynot list lyrics of the songs that are surely poems? Is it copy rite? …..Try Mr Tambourine man or Shooting Star. Shooting Star is as tight and exact as Frost's Fire And Ice…..

  • Rookie Christian Groft (6/15/2013 12:33:00 PM)

    Wow.....first to leave a comment.

    IM A POET AND I KNOW IT! HOPE I DONT BLOW IT!

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