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Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman, on May 24th 1941, in the USA. To a generation he was inspirational. His music sent shock waves through the popular culture of the day and almost 60 years later he is still going strong.
Bob had his roots in folk music. In the sixties it was a case of Dylan being in the right place and at the right time. From his early work, in the style of Woody Guthrie, he went on to modernise folk music. More of a singing poet, than a beautiful singer, none the less Dylan had a distinctive singing voice. Audiences either loved or loathed Dylan, and back then many adored him. Successive musicians have credited Dylan for influencing their style.
Over the years Dylan has remained creative. He has re-invented himself so many times. That is he has re-invented his singing styles. Early in his career, when he embraced pop music, and went "electric" traditionalists were horrified. Even some ardent fans turned their backs on Dylan, but he was not about to change unless HE wanted to. Through his lengthy musical career Dylan has experimented with pop, folk, gospel, rock and jazz music. He has written songs that are so beautifully crafted they will remain classics forever.
Dylan began what was to be called a "never ending tour" in 1988. Between 1988 and 2010 Dylan performed around 100 tour dates each year. That is a staggering amount, even for a much younger man. He is due to play Australia in April 2011. Bob has been married twice in the past and currently lives in Malibu, California. That is when he is not on the road touring.
Bob Dylan has been called influential, one of the most important figures of the 20th Century and much more. All such statements are true. Whether Dylan meant to amze people quite as much as he did, I am not sure. However, that is just what he did.