Robert Allen Zimmerman, or more popularly known and hailed as Bob Dylan, is one of the finest artists the music industry has seen. Born in 1941, his body of work spans over 5 decades. He is an American songwriter, singer, artist, and writer with exemplary skills in all his fields of expertise. He recently won a Nobel Prize for Literature in the year 2016, which has been a subject of debate and speculation. He won the award for his writing skills as a songwriter and a writer in general. He has also published six books of drawing and painting since 1994.
He was born to Abram Zimmerman and Beatrice ‘Beatty’ Stone as Robern Allen Zimmerman in a close-knit Jewish community in St. Mary’s Hospital on 24th May, 1941. He was born in Duluth, Minnesota but raised in Hibbing, Minnesota. His younger brother’s name is David. His paternal grandparents, Zigman and Anna Zimmerman had emigrated from Odessa in the former USSR (present Ukraine) to the United States. His maternal grandparents had arrived in the US in 1902, and were Lithuanian Jews.