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  • Bob Dylan

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    Bob Dylan: An Influence for a Generation “A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between dose what he wants to do” --words spoken by the singer/songwriter Bob Dylan. Being a man of success himself, yet a very humble and simple man, changed the way people view musical quality. Dylan was awarded with the number one song in the twentieth century with those lyrics from his masterpiece Like a Rolling Stone, by Rolling Stone Magazine. His poetic words were

  • The Life Of Bob Dylan

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    The Life of Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is often considered to be one of the greatest and most influential musicians of all time. He has released 36 albums, and has amassed a huge following of music lovers. His songs have ranged from poetic folk songs that discuss social issues of the 1960s, to covers of very famous songs recorded with his own stylistic twist. He was one of the first rock artists whose lyrics were considered to be on par with works of literature (1)He has also been one of the only artists

  • Bob Dylan Influences

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    Bob Dylan is known to be one of the most influential artist during the American Folk Music. He change the way of music, especially for the American Folk Music Revival. Bob was born on May 24, 1941. His parents are Abram and Beatrice Zimmerman. His real name is Robert Zimmerman. He picked up the name Bob Dylan when he began singing in Greenwich Village. His songs are still played today, especially “Blowin in The Wind.” Bob was influenced by other artists before he became famous. His influences were

  • Bob Dylan And The Sixties

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    Bob Dylan played a vital role in the sixties counter-culture. His lyrics fueled the rebellious youth in America. Songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times are A-Changin” made him favorable to anti-war demonstrators and supporters of the Civil Rights movement. He was commonly referred to as the spokesman for his generation. Dylan used lyrics to empower the youth to find their own form of counter-culture. The youth generation began to see the effects racism had on society and the violence

  • Bob Dylan Essay

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    in this time of adversity. A young Bob Dylan arises to the spotlight and sings songs speaking of protest and originality, expressing societal dissatisfaction felt by not only himself but by his entire generation. In the 1960s Dylan wrote many protest songs that people of his generation found themselves connecting to, leading way to a counterculture aside from popular music which also paved a way for introspective song writing. Born in Minnesota in 1941, Bob Dylan, then Robert Allen Zimmerman, befriended

  • Essay on Bob Dylan

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    assumed name, Bob Dylan. Born in 1941 in Minnesota, Dylan grew up the grandchild of Jewish-Russian immigrants and had a surprisingly unexceptional childhood. His interest in music became evident in his high school years when he taught himself basic piano and guitar. From these rudimentary skills Dylan would build his knowledge and experience in music to his present status as a forefather of folk music in the rock era. Accordingly, a song from

  • Bob Dylan Essay

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    Bob Dylan "When I was fifteen and I heard 'Like a Rolling Stone,' I heard a guy like I've never heard before or since. A guy that had the guts to take on the whole world and make me feel like I had 'em too..." - Bruce Springsteen The Grammy Awards ceremony in 1991 was not all that different from those which preceded it. A crowded auditorium littered with the beautiful people of Hollywood and the music industry once again gathered in Los Angeles to honor the year's most popular recording

  • The Beatles And Bob Dylan

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    create new music that they would not have thought of before. In various ways, Britain and America have influenced and inspired one another for many years. Music was, and still is, a huge connecting factor between the two countries. The Beatles and Bob Dylan, two of the most famous artists of all time, demonstrate how Britain and America had a profound influence on each country’s music culture. In the beginning of American history, America was heavily influenced by Britain because it was considered the

  • The Influences Of Bob Dylan And The Beatles

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    Bob Dylan and the Beatles, two of the biggest music phenomena from the 1960`s up till today, has despite different musical styles and different target audiences influenced each other in several ways throughout their careers. The Beatles was arguably the main influence that lead Dylan to go electric, as well as writing a tribute to John (and the Beatles) in one of his latest albums. Bob on the other hand, introduced the Beatles to try pot on their first meeting and inspired Lennon and the others to

  • Essay on bob dylan

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    quite sure no-one does. The rest of the song is alike: the last question is a question that attacks the government and the answer stays the same (The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind, The answer is blowin' in the wind.) With this song Bob Dylan wants the government to realize that they are acting nuts. With rhetorical questions he tries to send his message, his call for freedom, to the president and his followers. He questions all human behaviour. This theme was very present in the sixties