Here's an in-depth look at the life of influential singer-songwriter and 10-time Grammy Award winner Bob Dylan.
Personal: Birth date: May 24, 1941
Birth place: Duluth, Minnesota.
Birth name: Robert Allen Zimmerman
Father: Abraham Zimmerman, a furniture and appliance salesman
Mother: Beatty (Stone) Zimmerman, a former model and housewife
Marriages: Carol Dennis (1986 - 1992, divorced); Sara Lowdnes (1965 - 1977, divorced)
Children: with Carol Dennis: Desiree; with Sara Lowdnes: Jesse, Jakob, Samuel, and Anna
Education: Attended University of Minnesota, 1959 - 1960
Other Facts: Early musical influences included Hank Williams, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.
Began playing in bands while in high school.
Known in his early career for playing the guitar and the harmonica, and for his distinctive vocal phrasing.
Many cities worldwide celebrate Dylan's birthday with Dylanfest or the Bob Dylan Birthday Bash.
Timeline: 1960-1961 - Drops out of college and goes to New York, hoping to meet his idol, Woody Guthrie, and begins performing in the folk scene in Greenwich Village.
1962 - His first album, "Bob Dylan," debuts. It consists mostly of old folk songs redone by Dylan.
1963 - His second album, called "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan," is released, containing original songs he had written, such as "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" and "Blowin' in the Wind."
1965 - Album "Bringing It All Back Home" is released, containing the songs "Subterranean Homesick Blues" and "Maggie's Farm.". Later that year, Dylan is booed at the Newport Folk Festival when he performs with an electric guitar.
1965 - Album "Highway 61 Revisited" is released. It contains "Like a Rolling Stone" which goes to number two on U.S. charts.
July 29, 1966 - Suffers a broken neck in a motorcycle accident.
1968 - Album "John Wesley Harding" is released, containing the song "All Along the Watchtower."
1971 - "Tarantula" is published, the first collection of songs and poems describing Dylan's creative process.
March 3, 1973 - Wins the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for "The Concert For Bangladesh." The award is shared with Billy Preston, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Klaus Voormann, Leon Russell, Ravi Shankar and Ringo Starr.
1973 - Dylan signs with Asylum after his contract with Columbia expires and releases 2 new albums "Planet Waves" and "Before the Flood."
1973 - Appears in the movie, "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid."
1975 - Re-signs with Columbia and releases "Blood on the Tracks."