Bob Dylan Biography and Family
Bob Dylan – Singer, songwriter, artist, and writer, is an American. He was born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota. He was raised in Hibbing, Minnesota. Dylan’s father is Abram Zimmerman, an electric appliance shop owner, and his mother Beatrice “Beatty” stone. His parents were part of closely knit Jewish communities. Robert was 6 years old when his father had polio and spent the rest of his childhood in Hibbing, his mothers’ hometown.
Bob had an interest in music since his childhood. He initially listened to blues and country stations and later to rock and roll during his teenage years. He had formed various bands during high school. He also performed piano and clapping during his school years.
A great wrestler Gorgeous George during a wrestling match complimented Dylan “You are making it come alive”. This encouragement lead him to where he is now. Dylan later moved to Minneapolis in 1959. He focused on rock and roll music which gave way to American folk music. He later dropped out of college and moved to New York and started playing in clubs around Greenwich Village. In 1963, Dylan performed a play at the end of which he played his “Blowing’ in the Wind” song. This was his first public performance. His topical songs enhanced his reputation and he was considered as the voice of his generation. His political profile too rose during the same time when he refused to appear in a censorship.
In 1965, Dylan made his first recording with electric instruments in the album “Bringing it all back home” which was also a big success. In July 1966, Dylan met with an accident and broke most of his vertebrae. After which in 1970, his performance was not that great. In 1973, he restarted with a new label, David Geffen’s Asylum Records and started touring again. But, his tours gave him mostly mixed reviews. He closed his decade in the 80’s on a high note. The 90’s started with a new album of Dylan but didn’t receive positive reviews and sale was all time low. In 2000 he started by receiving Polar Music Prize and first Oscar.
In the next decade(2012) he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom award from the President Barack Obama. In 2016, he released his 37th studio album, Fallen Angels and also received the Nobel Prize in Literature. A 36-CD set of Bob Dylan’s recordings were released by Legacy Recordings during the same year. In January 2017, Dylan has announced the schedule for release of his album Triplicate in March 2017.
Bob Dylan Net Worth in 2017:- $80 million
Bob Dylan’s yearly earnings are around $21 million. His highest earnings from his albums are given below:
Self Portrait – $15 million
Blonde on Blonde – $11 million
Bringing it all back home – $10 million
The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan – $9 million
Bob Dylan – $7 million
Some of the best albums of Bob Dylan
His greatest works include – “Like a rolling stone”, “Subterranean homesick blues”, “positively 4th street”, “desolation row”, “The times they are a-changin’”, “tangled up in blue”, “Mr. Tambourine man”, “Just like a woman”, “Blowing’ in the wind”, “visions of Johanna”.
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Bob has been good writer alongside singer. He has published 7 drawings and paintings books since 1994. His work has also been exhibited in art galleries. He has sold more than 100 million records. He is also one of the best-selling artists of all time.
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Dylan was married to Sara Dylan (1965-1977) and to Carolyn Dennis (1986-1992). He has six children of which Maria Dylan is an adopted child. He has 11 grandchildren.
Latest News about Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan’s latest album Triplicate is set to be released in March 2017. He was also at the Nobel award ceremony where he was awarded Nobel Prize in Literature for which he made an acceptance speech.
Bob Dylan at the age of 75 is an icon to look up to. His early interest in music brought him all the way to what he is now. He is known for his contribution to music and arts. He has also received notable awards like Oscar and Nobel Prize. Let’s wait for his new album’s release and also expect more contribution to the field of music and arts.