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Bob Dylan presentation

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on 30 April 2013

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His Influence Background Bob Dylan was born as his real name Robert Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota. He is 71 years old today. Dylan grew up with his brother David Zimmerman. By Paul Anderson Timeline Dylan goes to college in Minneapolis and gets known as a folk singer. Fun Facts Dylan received a D-plus in a music-appreciation class at the University of Minnesota. Citations http://www.biography.com/people/bob-dylan-9283052 http://www.rockhall.com/inductees/bob-dylan/bio/ Dylan started out writing and singing protest songs about the Vietnam War. Then he started doing other kinds of music like Rock, Pop, and Folk. Dylan changed the vocalist role by breaking down everything and saying a singer must have a good voice. Dylan basically made electrified folk-rock and country-rock. He signified folk too because he made it not unusual to write your own folk song instead of singing the traditional ones. Dylan sold over 100 million albums in all. Dylan new how to play harmonica and piano by age 10 and he was a self-taught guitarist. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/bob-dylan-mn0000066915 1955 to 1960 Columbia Records President John Hammond signs Dylan to a five-year recording contract. 1961 http://folkmusic.about.com/od/bobdylan/a/Bob-Dylan-Timeline.htm He releases his first album called Bob Dylan. 1962 He performs at the Newport Folk Festival. 1963 Dylan plays at George Harrison's Concert. 1973 Dylan converts his life to Christianity and his song “You Gotta Serve Somebody” earns him his first Grammy award. 1979 to 1981 Dylan has a tribute to him celebrating 30 years of Bob Dylan at Madison Square Garden, to perform at what Neil Young called "Bobfest". 1992 He writes his memoir book called Chronicles: Volume One and it goes to number 2 on the new fork best seller list. 2004 2009 Dylan releases Christmas in the Heart, donating all the extra money to feed the hungry. Dylan's album Blonde on Blonde went 2x platinum which he is the most known for. He has 5 songs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has 6 songs in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Dylan performed with the Mumford and Sons and the Avett Brothers for the 53rd Grammy awards. Milestones He was an editor for "Broadside," the folk-music magazine. None of his singles has ever reached No. 1 on Billboard's pop chart. http://www.riaa.com/bobdylan
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