Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman) is an American singer, songwriter, artist, and writer. He started as an acclaimed and influential folk singer in the early 1960s with songs such as Blowin’ in the Wind and The Times They Are a-Changin’. Dylan’s work is less commercial and closer to art than most 1960s music, and some his songs became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements.
In 1965 he switched over to pop / rock music with his six-minute single Like a Rolling Stone, which is considered to be the BEST SONG OF ALL TIMES.
In 2016, Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in literature. And you can be sure that none of today’s artists will ever win anything similar. Songs you should know:
- Blowin’ In The Wind (1963)
- The Times They Are A Changin’ (1964)
- Like A Rolling Stone (1965)
- Mr. Tambourine Man (1965 – don’t forget to check out the cover version by The Byrds)
- All Along The Watchtower (1967 – also check out the cover version by Jimi Hendrix)
- Lay Lady Lay (1969)
- Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (1973 – you may also check out the 1991 cover by Guns N’ Roses)