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Who is Bob Dylan?

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and visual artist. Often regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Dylan has been a major figure in popular culture during a career spanning nearly 60 years.

Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” (1963) and “The Times They Are a-Changin'” (1964) became anthems for civil rights and anti-war movements. His lyrics during this period incorporated a range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences, defying pop music conventions and appealing to the burgeoning counterculture.

Bob Dylan accused of drugging, sexually abusing 12-year-old girl in 1965

Bob Dylan was accused of drugging, sexually abusing 12-year-old girl in 1965

Bob Dylan is accused of molesting a 12-year-old girl over a six-week period in 1965 in a new lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.

The voice-of-a-generation singer-songwriter, the whose given name is Robert Allen Zimmerman, allegedly plied the girl with drugs and alcohol, establishing a relationship for the purpose of sexually abusing the preteen, the suit claims. He also physically abused the girl, who is only referenced as J.C., the suit claims.

“Dylan exploited his status as a musician by grooming J.C. to gain her trust and obtain control over her as part of his plan to sexually molest and abuse J.C.,” the suit reads.

A rep for Dylan denied the allegations.

“The 56-year-old claim is untrue and will be vigorously defended,” said Larry Jenkins in a statement to The News.

The lawsuit alleges the abuse occurred during April and May of 1965, the same year his fifth album, “Bringing It All Back Home.” came out.

The abuse happened “multiple times” and sometimes took place at his apartment at the famed Chelsea Hotel, the suit says.

Because of the alleged sexual molestation, J.C. was depressed, angry, and anxious and suffers from issues related to it to this day, according to the lawsuit.

The suit was filed under New York’s Child Victims Act, which temporarily got rid of the statute of limitations for people to file lawsuits alleging sexual abuse when they were minors. The window for victims of child sexual abuse to file their lawsuits closed on Aug. 14, the day after J.C.’s suit was filed.

Bob Dylan Biography, Wiki

Real NameRobert Allen Zimmerman
NicknameBobby, Zimmy, Zimbo, The Bard, Voice of a Generation
ProfessionSinger, songwriter
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Weightin Kilograms- 63 kg
in Pounds- 139 lbs
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourSalt & pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 May 1941
Age (as in 2016)75 Years
Birth PlaceDuluth, Minnesota, USA
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
NationalityAmerican
HometownDuluth, Minnesota, USA
SchoolHibbing High School, Minnesota, USA
CollegeDropped out of University of Minnesota, USA
Educational QualificationsNot Known
DebutAlbum: Bob Dylan (1962)
FamilyFather– Abraham Zimmerman
Mother– Beatrice Zimmerman
Brother– David (Younger)
Sister– N/A
ReligionJudaism
HobbiesWatching TV, fishing, playing chess
ControversiesNot Known
Favourite Things
Favourite SongwritersLightfoot, Warren Zevon, John Prine, Buffett
Favourite SongsShadows, If you Could Read My Mind
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsChris O’Dell

Mavis Staples

Dana Gillespie

Sally Kirkland

Joan Baez

Late Suze Rotolo

Francoise Hardy
WifeSara Lowndes, Actress/Model (Married 1965-1977)

Carolyn Dennis, Gospel Vocalist (Married 1986-1992)
ChildrenDaughter– Maria Lowndes Dylan, Anna Leigh Dylan

Sons– Jakob Dylan, Jesse Dylan, Abraham Dylan, Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan

Money Factor
Net Worth$80 Million

Bob Dylan Early Life

Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota, to parents Abram and Beatrice Zimmerman. He and his younger brother David were raised in the community of Hibbing, where he graduated from Hibbing High School in 1959. 

Driven by the influences of early rock stars like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard (whom he used to imitate on the piano at high school dances), the young Bob Dylan formed his own bands, including the Golden Chords, as well as a group he fronted under the pseudonym, Elston Gunn.

While attending the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, he began performing folk and country songs at local cafés, taking the name “Bob Dillon.” (Despite a popular myth to the contrary, the pseudonym was not inspired by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas — who he later professed to dislike — but by the main character from the popular Western television series Gunsmoke.)

Bob Dylan Interesting Facts

  • Does Bob Dylan smoke: Yes
  • Does Bob Dylan drink alcohol: Yes
  • Dylan’s father, Abraham Zimmerman, was a semi-professional baseball player. He died of polio in his early twenties.
  • His great-grandfather owned the biggest movie theaters in Hibbing, Minnesota,  thus allowing a young Dylan to watch films for free.
  • In college, Dylan was infamous for scamming his friends out of cigarettes and articles of clothing.
  • When he was first signed to Columbia Records, Dylan conned his way out of a stipulation that required his parents to sign (at 20, people were considered minor at that time) by convincing John Hammond, the producer, that he was an orphan.
  • Dylan’s first major appearance on American television came on The Steve Allen Show in 1964. Surprisingly, when Dylan announced that he was playing the song “Hattie Caroll,” only one audience member applauded in recognition.
  • His first wife, Sara Lownds, initially worked as a Playboy bunny (a waitress at playboy club). 
  • Apart from being a song-writer, Dylan is also a prolific painter. The cover of his 1970 Self Portrait (album) is his own painting. 
  • Sam Shepard and Dylan co-wrote a 12-minute song called the “Brownsville Girl” based on the Gregory Peck film The Gunfighter. To this date, Dylan has played it in a concert only once.
  • Dylan was so grief stricken at the death of Elvis Presely, that he didn’t speak to anyone for a week.
  • Dylan starred in a 1987 commercially unsuccessful movie named Hearts on Fire as a rock star turned farmer.
  • He also tried his hand at book-writing and published a book named Tarantula in 1971.
  • In the year 2004, Dylan was awarded with an honorary doctorate in music from the University of St. Andrews.
  • In 2008, Pulitzer Prize committee honored Dylan with a special citation for “lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.”
  • Dylan has nine grandchildren and sports a bumper sticker on his car that reads “World’s Greatest Grandpa.”
  • In the year 2016, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for ‘having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.’

Who is Bob Dylan?

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and visual artist. Often regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Dylan has been a major figure in popular culture during a career spanning nearly 60 years.

What is Bob Dylan’s net worth?

Bob Dylan has a net worth of $80 Million.

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