Bob Dylan

Born Robert Allen Zimmerman, this musician and songwriter is one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, musically and culturally.

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Duluth (Raised in Hibbing, Minn.)




Enrolled at University of Minnesota in 1959.


Eleven Grammys, one Academy Award and one Golden Globe. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. In May 2012, one of 13 honorees to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Dylan's words in song, speech made for historic night at Grammy benefit

BLOG POST Updated: Feb 7 2015 - 11:24 AM

LOS ANGELES — Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, Jack White and a parade of superstars sang Bob Dylan’s famous words. But it was the words that Dylan uttered...

Regrets, he's had a few: Dylan sings Sinatra on 'Shadows in the Night'

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 3 2015 - 5:42 AM

A lifelong student of music, Dylan has at various times saluted the sounds he grew up on. His albums of folk music, blues and even Christmas songs were no surprise. But an album of standards all...

Crooner or croaky voiced? Dylan to release album of Sinatra tunes

BLOG POST Updated: Dec 10 2014 - 3:05 AM

Is he a crooner or just a croaky voiced geezer? Those questions will be answered when Bob Dylan releases what might be the most unusual album in a long career of surprises—a collection of songs...

Night 2 of Bob Dylan at the Orpheum Theatre

BLOG POST Updated: Nov 6 2014 - 3:38 AM

Exact same songs but somehow it felt different on Wednesday.Yes, Night 2 of Bob Dylan’s three-night stand at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis felt different from the opening...

Bob Dylan's homecoming concert shows off recent material

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 5 2014 - 9:21 AM

Don’t look back, Bob Dylan — at least, not too far back.You returned to the Orpheum Theatre — the place you used to own from 1979 to 1988 — on Tuesday night and you...

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  • Forever Bob Dylan

    Accolades pile up. New, young fans fill audiences. Acclaim greets the latest album. But Bob Dylan remains very much a boy from the North Country.  Full storyFull story Updated Mar. 17, 2014

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