How Did Bob Dylan Influence Counter Culture

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The voice of the counter-culture of the ‘60s. The one who synthesized rock and folk. The one who dashed makeup on in the ‘70s and vanished to obscurity in to substance abuse to later emerge as man who found christ. Labeled a has-been towards the end of the ‘80s and one to rewind, introducing some of the most profound and powerful music in his career beginning in the late ‘90s. Columbia recording artist, Bob Dylan. Born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May Twenty-Fourth, Nineteen Forty One, Bob Dylan was born into the world. He has one younger brother. Born in Duluth, Minnesota, Robert lived their until he was the age of 6, when his father had polio. Dylan’s parents Abram Zimmerman and Beatrice Stone. He has one younger brother. His parents were very involved in the small…show more content…
When Dylan entered his teenage years, he began listening to rock and roll. Throughout Dylan’s high school years, he formed multiple different sounding bands that often played at his high school talent shows and were influenced by Elvis and Little Richard. In the late nineteen fifties Dylan moved to Minneapolis to attend the University of Minnesota, often performing at a coffee shop on campus. When he attended university, he happened to change his name from “Robert Allen Zimmerman”, to ‘Bob Dylan”, even crediting his name to one of his favorite poets, “Dylan Thomas”. His aspiration of entering the music industry originally crossed his mind in college. Dylan had begun listening to the greats of rock and folk: Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams and Robert Johnson. Within a year he found himself dropping out of university to pursue music further. On his way to New York, Dylan set the goal of meeting his hero Woody Guthrie, and embark himself within the folk scene. In the early ‘60s, Dylan found his break through. Signing with Columbia Records, his first album was all original or classic folk songs. “Free Wheelin’ Bob Dylan”, was Dylan’s second album, with all of his original songs. The
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