Monday, March 12, 2012

Facts About Bob Dylan

Today, Dylan’s primary residence is in Malibu, CA, but he owns several properties around the world.

Bob received a D-plus in a music-appreciation class at the University of Minnesota. 

Bob Dylan was born in Duluth, Minnesota on May 24, 1941.

Bob's real name is Robert Zimmerman. He began introducing himself as “Bob Dylan” during his Dinkytown days.

Between the ages of 10 and 18 Dylan ran away from home seven times.

Borrowed lines from a Japanese book "Confessions of a Yakuza" for lyrics in the songs of his album "Love and Theft" - the author was apparently flattered by this.

He turned down an offer to headline the legendary Woodstock Festival in 1969 (Jimi Hendrix ultimately headlined), even though he had been living on a farm in Woodstock for many years at that point.

His favorite movie is Shoot the Piano Player (1960) by Fran├žois Truffaut.

He was voted the seventh greatest singer of the rock era in a Rolling Stone magazine poll in 2008.

The town of Hibbing, Minnesota where he went to high school still acknowledges him. On Howard Street, there is a restaurant called Zimmy's taken after his real last name (Zimmerman).


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