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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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Jo Furber, literature officer at Swansea council, said: "Helping attract visitors from across the world to Swansea, Dylan Thomas has arguably done more than anyone else throughout history to put the city on the map.
As well as showing a conversation between Dylan and then Councillor Theresa Russell, in which he gives her a harmonica in exchange for her offer of staying at Mansion House the next year, it also shows him visiting a clothing shop.
Dylan is the first musician to receive the prestigious award from the Swedish Academy, which upset some literary figures but appeared to please many more.
It's true that the name Bob Dylan rolls right off the tongue, but Dylan was actually born Robert Allen Zimmerman.
In a statement on the Dylan Brown's Journey Facebook page, the schoolboy's family said: "Just wanted to let you all know that Dylan has grown his wings.
It is the brainchild of John, formerly of Groundpig, who along with his band explores the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan.
Then, in 1975, an official double album, The Basement Tapes, was released and, I'm sure, most Dylan fans have that in their collections.
Starting in 2015, and part of a three year package of funding announced by Welsh Government, Dylan Day will celebrate and raise the profile of Thomas's work in Wales and abroad.
Now London-born artist Ceri Thomas has launched an exhibition at Swansea's National Waterfront Museum, Placing Dylan, not featuring the hard-drinking writer himself, but based on objects and things connected with Thomas.
Mr Mahli's Shed and a Ghost Named Dylan, by Laura Sheldon, features a certain grumpy ghost now resident in a shed near Cwmdonkin Drive.
OK, so the parents must like my idea, Dylan thought, but what about my friends?