Bob Dylan, born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24th 1941 is an American singer-songwriter and musician. Many of his most popular songs date from the 60s, and his songs, like "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin', "became anthems for both the civil rights, and the anti-war movements.
Dylan performs with guitar, piano and harmonica, and is backed by an ever-changing line-up of musicians. He continues totour steadily on what he calls the "Never Ending Tour." He has received numerous awards over the span of his career, including Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Awards. He has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame. Without a doubt he is one of the most influential figures in the last five decades of American music.