Bob Dylan is an American icon. Dylan has been celebrated for years for his poetry and songwriting styles, his community work and activism, and his public figure. Dylan has toured steadily since the late 1980s and continues to sell out venues nationwide. It has been called the “Never Ending Tour”. Bob Dylan tickets are more popular than ever so make sure to get your early when ticket sales are announced.
Robert Allen Zimmerman (Bob Dylan) was born in Duluth, MN in 1941. He formed several bands while attending Hibbing High School. In 1959, Dylan enrolled at the University of Minnesota. He began to perform at the Ten O’ Clock Scholar (a coffeehouse a few blocks from campus) and became involved in the Dinkytown folk music circuit. During his Dinkytown days, Zimmerman began introducing himself as “Bob Dylan”.
Dylan’s most popular works date back to the 60’s with songs like “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin'”. Dylan’s lyrics incorporate a wide range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. Bob Dylan dropped out of college in 1960 and moved to New York City. He began writing songs prolifically and released his first album, Bob Dylan, in 1962.
Some of Dylan’s most famous songs are Bob Dylan songs include “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” and “Like a Rolling Stone.” “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin'” were theme songs of the civil rights movements of the 1960s.
In 2016, Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature which he did not show up to receive.