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(dĭl′ən), Bob Originally Robert Allen Zimmerman. Born 1941.
American singer and songwriter who gained fame for his protest songs in the folk tradition, such as "Blowin' in the Wind" (1963), and for bringing poetic depth to rock music with songs such as "Like a Rolling Stone" (1965). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016.


(Biography) Bob. real name Robert Allen Zimmerman. born 1941, US rock singer and songwriter, also noted for his acoustic protest songs in the early 1960s. His albums include The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963), Highway 61 Revisited (1965), Blonde on Blonde (1966), John Wesley Harding (1968), Blood on the Tracks (1974), Oh Mercy (1989), Time Out of Mind (1997), and Love and Theft (2001)
ˌDylanˈesque adj


(ˈdɪl ən)

Bob (Robert Zimmerman), born 1941, U.S. folk-rock singer, guitarist, and composer.
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Noun1.Dylan - United States songwriter noted for his protest songs (born in 1941)
2.Dylan - Celtic god of the waves; son of Arianrhod
Cambria, Cymru, Wales - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; during Roman times the region was known as Cambria
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Businessman Geoff Haden, the owner of the Dylan Thomas Birthplace, in Cwmdonkin Drive, Swansea, is the new chairman of the Dylan Thomas Society this year and the society will be based there, giving it a permanent home for the first time.
NEW YORK, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Country Music Foundation Records (CMF Records) announce the upcoming release of Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City (http://smarturl.
Dylan had been suffering seizures in clusters, which left him needing days of hospital treatment.
It is true that Dylan was influenced by the American folk music legend Woody Guthrie and that Dylan's first three albums adhered more or less to the Guthrian ideal of rural authenticity and social conscience.
Through a recording career spanning nearly forty-five years and about as many albums, Bob Dylan has been called many things: jokerman, thief, gypsy, tramp, national conscience and, inevitably, prophet.
On the newest, Modern Times, Dylan produces himself for the first time with the band that's backed him over several years of endless touring.
But on display in the XM show is not just Dylan the magpie who has stolen everyone's riffs--there's also Dylan the archivist and even theorist of Americana.
Blanchett, famous for playing Queen Elizabeth I, portrays Dylan in his 1960s Highway 61 era.
His mother Dawn had been out and Dylan was being looked after by a lodger, William Hutton.
It wasn't until the release of his second album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963), that he experienced success.
But while the method leaves much of the mystery of many of his greatest songs intact, it tells us far more than we were entitled to expect about the man and the artist who is Bob Dylan.
Dylan Morin is among several students DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION is featuring over the next few months to put a face on the federal No Child Left Behind law, and to gauge how it is working.