Bob Dylan singer and song writer is recognized well for his impact on rock music, since his career in music began 1960’s, and he has maintained his popularity among his fans and critics over the decades. His candid lyrics revealed a stance on authority, politics, and social norms that prevailed in 1960’s in America. Dylan was born on May 24, 1941 in Duluth. He began writing poems at the age of ten and as a child he taught himself to play piano and guitar. He appreciated a wide variety of music from country to rock n’ roll, and admired the works of Elvis Presley, Hank Williams and Little Richard. Bob Dylan was a different in himself, moving forward we bring some unknown facts about him that we bet you were not aware of,
- At the age of 20 Dylan signed Columbia Records. Because he was legally a minor his parent’s signature was required in the contract as well. He didn’t want that so anyhow he convinced John Hammond that he was an orphan.
- It was Dylan who first introduced The Beatles to marijuana on, August 1964 at New York’s Delmonico Hotel.
- Dylan’s first professional recording was done as a Harmonica player at Harry Belafonte Session.
- In 2004 Dylan earned himself an Honorary Doctorate in music from St. Andrews University.
- After Elvis died, Dylan didn’t speak to anyone for one week.
Bob Dylan and his protest for the Hippies
In early 60’s Dylan transformed folk music into protestant music with tunes like ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ these songs influenced everyone who calls himself a musician the whole generation was affected. It was like the Pre Raphaelite period where art took place for the sake of art. And here Dylan represented the hippies with his art of music.
Dylan through his music and songs became a great factor in the revolution of thousands of people. He may not be the reason of the ideologies behind the movements of that time but he gave the emotional drive in those movements. His footprints were so impressionable that the whole generation followed him. Dylan became the catalyst for the cultural change.