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Unformatted text preview: MUSC 423 01/10/2007 20:02:00 Bob Dylan - Robert Allen Zimmerman, Born 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. • Changed his name to Bob Dylan while at the University of Minnesota • Moved to NY in 1961 because he wanted to be near Woodie Guthrie o Guthrie was a folk singer that had become ill so Dylan went to NY to see him • Bob Dylan’s Strength – Lyrics • Not known to be great in voice, guitar, or harmonica • Dylan started playing in Greenwich Village in coffee shops and such • Once while performing, John Hammond discovered Bob Dylan and signed him o Hammond – A&R for Colombia Records A&R = Artist & Repertoire • He then recorded his first Album – Bob Dylan (Self-titled) o Album only contained 2 original songs, rest were covers • 2 nd Album – Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan o This was his first big album, the one that Paul McCartney discovered and loved as well o “Blowin’ In the Wind” Peter, Paul, and Mary recorded the song...
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- Fall '07
- Music, Bob Dylan Robert Allen Zimmerman