The American singer, songwriter, author, Robert Allen Zimmerman, popularly known as Bob Dylan was born on May 24, 1941. Bob Dylan started a career in music by forming several bands while in school and performing the cover versions of the songs by Elvis Presley and Little Richard. He relocated to NewYork in 1960 and his debut studio album named Bob Dylan released in March 1962. It consisted of familiar folk, gospel, and two original compositions.
It was in August 1962, he legally changed his name to Bob Dylan and signed a contract with an entrepreneur and music manager Albert Grossman. He emerged as one of the most influential voices and his lyrics giving way to inspiring literature. Dylan is the greatest creator of songs in human history if volume, influence, innovation, and longevity are prime factors. He emerged as one of the most popular and poetic voices in the history of American popular music with the release of The Freewheelin’. Dylan’s 1997 album Time Out of Mind won three Grammy Awards. The song he composed for the movie Wonder Boys won Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
On October 13, 2016, the legendary singer-songwriter also received the Nobel Prize in Literature, the first time the honor was bestowed on a musician. He became the first American to receive the honor since novelist Toni Morrison in 1993, and was lauded by the Swedish Academy “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”