Bob Dylan – Wins Nobel Prize in Literature
Bob Dylan, the name will remain green in world history as Nobel Prize winner in Literature in 2016. The name is announced by Nobel Swedish academy for the excellence contribution in
|Date of Birth||May 24, 1941 (age 75), Duluth, Minnesota, United States|
|Parents||Abram Zimmerman,Beatty Zimmerman|
|Education||University of Minnesota, Public university in Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Spouse||Carolyn Dennis (m. 1986–1992), Sara Dylan (m. 1965–1977)|
|Childern||Jakob Dylan, Jesse Dylan, Anna Dylan, Maria Dylan, Sam Dylan, Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan|
|Net worth||$80 Million|
music. He has shown the world in redefining the limits of Literature in conventional American tradition of song.
Childhood of Bob
Bob Dylan took birth on 24th of May, 1941. His birthplace was Duluth in Minnesota. He was named as Robert Allen Zimmerman. He was brought up in Hibbing, Minnesota. He has one brother, David. His father was Abram Zimmerman and mother was Beatrice Stone, they both came from interdependent Jewish community.
Early Life of an Awesome Singer
Bob loved listening music from his childhood and he spent long hours listening to songs of radio. He went to Hibbing High School and he played different bands as a student.
He had taken admission into University of Minnesota in the year 1959.
He started to perform at coffee houses when he was in university. Day by day, he got acknowledgment as singer and became popular as active member of Dinkytown folk music troupe.
Career Growth And Milestones of his Journey
He became Bob Dylan from Robert Allen Zimmerman in the starting of his singing career. He left college in 1960 and set off for New York City in the year 1961 as he wanted to grow his career in field of music.
His first music album was named as Bob Dylan and come out in the year 1962. It was a folk song album and 2 songs were composed by Dylan. Though, the album was unable to get attention.
His next album was “The Freewheelin Bob Dylan and released in 1963. It was a big hit in United States as well as United Kingdom. The songs were made on the themes of love, protest, blues and social massages which touched many hearts along with renowned singers.
Over 1960s, he got immense popularity as singer and song writer. He got involved in civil right movement during these years. His single, “Like a Rolling Stone” was released in 1965 and got the first rank in UK song charts.
Bob emerged in film in 1973 and starred in western drama, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. He had sung couple of songs for the film. Though, the film was flop one.
Later, he set off for one year long world tour with eight piece band and 3 backing singers in 1978. He sang in various concerts in Europe, Japan and US and performed in total 114 concerts. He earned more over $20 million from this tour. He had toured for many times with different bands and musicians later on. Tom Petty and Heartbreakers accompanied him from 1986 to 87.
Some of his excellence music hits are,
- Infidels album, 1983
- Knocked out Loaded, 1986
- Oh Mercy, 1989.
- Time Out of Mind, 1997
- Tempest, 2012
- Shadows in the Night and Fallen Angels, 2015
Achievements and Hights of Career
Bob Dylan is eleven times recipient of Grammy Awards.
He received Academy Award for Wonder Boys in 2000.
He got Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012, May.
He is the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016.
He was married to Sara Lownds in 1965 and had 4 children from this marriage. Though, he divorced in 1977.
He again got married to Carolyn Dennis in 1986 and divorced in 1992. He had one daughter with this marriage.