"These songs of mine, I think of as mystery plays, the kind that Shakespeare saw when he was growing up. I think you could trace what I do back that far."

  • Born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota
  • Dylan's initial success arguably came from Peter, Paul & Mary's cover of "Blowin' In The Wind," but a favorable The New York Times live review and his performances at the Newport Folk Festival led the way to his breakthrough album, 1963's The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. His true mainstream move came with the release of 1965's emblematic "Like A Rolling Stone," which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. 
  • Bob Dylan won his first GRAMMY for 1973 at the 15th GRAMMY Awards for Album Of The Year as a featured artist on The Concert for Bangla Desh. He won his first solo GRAMMY for 1979, earning Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male for "Gotta Serve Somebody."
  • Did you know? Dylan admitted that he went into seclusion for one week following the 1977 passing of Elvis Presley. "If it wasn't for Elvis and Hank Williams, I couldn't be doing what I do today," he said.
  • Dylan was honored as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year. The annual Person of the Year gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.
  • Bob Dylan donated all proceeds from his 2009 holiday album, Christmas In The Heart, to the organization Feeding America, which helps feed 1.4 million families in need during the season.

 

Bob Dylan

"These songs of mine, I think of as mystery plays, the kind that Shakespeare saw when he was growing up. I think you could trace what I do back that far."

  • Born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota
  • Dylan's initial success arguably came from Peter, Paul & Mary's cover of "Blowin' In The Wind," but a favorable The New York Times live review and his performances at the Newport Folk Festival led the way to his breakthrough album, 1963's The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. His true mainstream move came with the release of 1965's emblematic "Like A Rolling Stone," which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. 
  • Bob Dylan won his first GRAMMY for 1973 at the 15th GRAMMY Awards for Album Of The Year as a featured artist on The Concert for Bangla Desh. He won his first solo GRAMMY for 1979, earning Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male for "Gotta Serve Somebody."
  • Did you know? Dylan admitted that he went into seclusion for one week following the 1977 passing of Elvis Presley. "If it wasn't for Elvis and Hank Williams, I couldn't be doing what I do today," he said.
  • Dylan was honored as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year. The annual Person of the Year gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.
  • Bob Dylan donated all proceeds from his 2009 holiday album, Christmas In The Heart, to the organization Feeding America, which helps feed 1.4 million families in need during the season.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Bob Dylan

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Nominations
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Fallen Angels
 
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Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Shadows In The Night
 
Nominations
Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
Best Americana Album
Together Through Life
 
Wins
Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
Someday Baby
Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album
Modern Times
Nominations
Best Rock Song
Someday Baby
 
Nominations
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking
Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
Down In The Flood
 
Wins
Best Contemporary Folk Album
Love And Theft
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Love And Theft
Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
Honest With Me
 
Nominations
Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
Things Have Changed (Track)
Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.
Things Have Changed (From Wonder Boys) (Track)
 
Nominations
Best Country Song
To Make You Feel My Love (Track)
 
Wins
Album Of The Year
Time Out Of Mind
Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
Cold Irons Bound
Best Contemporary Folk Album
Time Out Of Mind
 
Nominations
Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Track)
Best Rock Song
Dignity (Track)
Best Contemporary Folk Album
MTV Unplugged
 
Wins
Best Traditional Folk Album
World Gone Wrong
 
Nominations
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
My Back Pages (Track)
Best Contemporary Folk Album
Good As I Been To You (Album)
 
Wins
Lifetime Achievement Award
(lifetime Achievement Award)
Nominations
Best Music Video - Short Form
Series Of Dreams (Video)
 
Wins
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Traveling Wilburys Volume One
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Traveling Wilburys Volume One (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Traditional Folk Recording
Pretty Boy Floyd (Track)
 
Nominations
Best Inspirational Performance
Shot Of Love (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Inspirational Performance
Saved (Album)
 
Wins
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male
Gotta Serve Somebody
 
Nominations
Album Of Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special
Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid (Album)
 
Wins
Album Of The Year
The Concert For Bangla Desh
 
Nominations
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Nashville Skyline Rag
 
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Best Folk Performance
John Wesley Harding
 
Nominations
Best Folk Recording
The Times They Are A-Changin'
 
Nominations
Best Folk Recording
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