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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Bob Dylan previews new album with song made famous by Sinatra

BLOG POST Updated: May 14 2014 - 3:08 AM

Looks like Bob Dylan will drop a new album this year.In his typical cryptic fashion, there’s a photo of him on his website and the words “Shadows in the Night.”

New project tackles 'lost' Bob Dylan songs

BLOG POST Updated: Mar 25 2014 - 1:40 PM

Minnesota's own Bob Dylan has a new project--one that's sort of out of his hands.Five of today's biggest artists -- Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith...

The Minnesota Profile: Forever Bob Dylan

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 17 2014 - 3:11 PM

Bob Dylan perches on the corner of a brown piano bench like a little kid on a too-big couch. His left leg dangles off to the side, right foot extending under the black baby grand.The guitarist who...

Bob Dylan to be part of two commercials for the Super Bowl

BLOG POST Updated: Jan 29 2014 - 2:12 AM

Eric Decker and Prince won’t be the only Minnesota natives involved with the Super Bowl on Sunday. Bob Dylan’s music will be featured in two commercials.His 1966 hit, “I Want...

Pastel portraits by Bob Dylan to go on display at London's National Portrait Gallery

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 5 2013 - 11:04 AM

LONDON — Portraits by Bob Dylan are going on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London.The 72-year-old singer-songwriter has been exhibiting his artworks for the past six years, but...

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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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