Born on May 24th, 1941, Bob Dylan today celebrate his 79th birthday. During all these years, Dylan had a huge influence on rock music. Dylan plays on guitar, harmonica, and piano.
He was the first musician who insists on the quality of the lyrics as well as the first who has played folk-rock, and country-rock in the 60s and 70s.
As a child, Dylan spent a lot of time listening to the radio. At first he was impressed with country and blues. Later on, he was very interested in rock music.
While going to high school, he was also the founder of several bands. His beginnings in the music were colored by a mixture of rock and folk tones.
In the early 1960s, he left his studies and moved to New York City, to dedicate himself to his love – music. The positive reviews of his club appearances in “The New York Times” and verbal recommendations lead him to legendary music talent hunter John Hammond. Later on he had a contract with Columbia Records, but also his first album, “Bob Dylan.”
Bob Dylan’s work has been honored with accolades such as the Polar Music Prize, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the Kennedy Center Honors, as well as membership in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Most of his famous songs are: “All Along the Watchtower,” “Hurricane,” “Just Like a Woman,” “Like a Rolling Stone,” and many more.