“You’re born, you know, the wrong names, wrong parents. I mean, that happens. You call yourself what you want to call yourself. This is the land of the free“. – Bob Dylan
The Musical Man
‘The musical man’ Bob Dylan is one of the most favorites and very close to many hearts. His songs made history. He is arguably the greatest lyricist in all of western music. There are very few singers-artists in the world who have been awarded all the highest international awards. Bob Dylan is one of them. He is a historic singer-songwriter who even achieved the great ‘Noble Prize’. Over decennaries precious songs and albums, one could spend a whole life listening to and learning about this luminous star.
Dylan’s early life
In his early days, Robert Allen Zimmerman used to listen to radio programs and those grew an attachment for singing. He has made many musical bands when he was in his school and college days. Later gradually he started introducing himself as ‘Bob Dylan’. Woodrow Wilson Guthrie, another great singer, and songwriter of America was his idol. Dylan was fascinated with contemporary, folk songs of that era. In 1961, Dylan played harmonica on folk singer Carolyn Hester’s third album. This brought him to the attention of the album’s producer. Then he never looked back.
Music for rights
Bob was a God-gifted talent with a golden heart. When he was starting his brilliant career with a bang, at the same picturesque the Civil Rights movement was also loud by the lead of Martin Luther King Jr. Dylan got influenced by the African-American poets and inspired by MLK Jr. Dylan’s core for the minor-black people cried. He raised his music for their rights. He became the figure of the people. His songs became the theme for the neglected. His voice became the symbol. Songs like “The Times are a-Changing” and “Blowing in the Wind” were the anthems of that era. The young bloods felt the warmth of Dylan’s words.
“How many years can some people exist before they’re allowed to be free?
How many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he just doesn’t see?”
He was never an overnight sensation. Behind his success, paid for every step he took in his career. In true words, a pure, genuine, self-made musician is this living legend. His creation makes the civilization “Healthy, wealthy and wise”. Not only for the racism but in many eras he gifted music to mankind, for the mankind. Standing on 80, he thinks he is binned to the music till date. In an interview, he said (in laughter) he has a connection… “With the Chief Commander of this earth and the one we can’t see.”
Bob Dylan is one of the multi-talented personalities the world has ever seen. He is a talented singer, brilliant songwriter, a good actor and even a well-known author too. ‘Chronicles: Volume One’, ‘Tarantula’ and many more poetry books are ornate by him.
Dylan’s singing career
Dylan has been honored by many biggest awards throughout the world. This legendary artist received the ‘Grammy Award’ 10 times. Dylan was given the honor by President Barack Obama with the ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’ in 2012. The former President of the U.S championed Dylan for the power of his voice and how he used it. Obama himself was a great follower and always idolized him. In 2000 Dylan added a deserving trophy to his collection when he won the ‘Oscar Award’ for Best Original Song for “Things Have Changed”. In the year 2016, the holy ‘Noble Prize’ choose this Nobleman as the perfect claimant. Mr. Dylan got deserving appreciation from all around the world. He proved, talent always remains constant.
Bob Dylan is one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the 20th century, known for his spirit, his passion, and faith in the people. He always felt music is not just for someone, it’s for everyone. Truly, it can be dedicated to someone but can be felt by everyone who relates. Thus people of every religion can found relevance to Dylon’s lines :
“Yes, how many times must a man look up Before he can see the sky?”
If there was an award for the most interesting man ever, Bob Dylan would probably win it. This man already has won all of our hearts with his vitality. In a real sense, he is ‘The Voice of the Generation’ and he will be. We are blessed that he is still guiding us with his enormous wisdom. Music has always been made rich by his touch and will remain worthy. Bob Dylan created an immortal space inside the whole generation and nowadays also where he will always remain our adorable. How far the music will live, Bob Dylan will live in our hearts as its rhythm. Let’s throw our voices and let’s pray for this gem, “Long live legend, long live.”-Leads Media