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Bob Dylan: Looking back in time

To call him a legend would be an understatement - Bob Dylan's superlative prowess over music knows no bounds. On the maverick genius' 81st birthday, here's an encomium to the magician



In 1961, Dylan was signed to Columbia Records by legendary producer John Hammond and released his first album 'Bob Dylan' in 1962
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In 1961, Dylan was signed to Columbia Records by legendary producer John Hammond and released his first album 'Bob Dylan' in 1962
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Bob Dylan during his senior year at Hibbing High School in Hibbing, Minn., 1959
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Bob Dylan during his senior year at Hibbing High School in Hibbing, Minn., 1959
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 Dylan aka Robert Allen Zimmerman was born on May 24, 1941, at Duluth, Minnesota, US
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Dylan aka Robert Allen Zimmerman was born on May 24, 1941, at Duluth, Minnesota, US
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Folk singers Joan Baez and Bob Dylan perform during a civil rights rally, Aug. 28, 1963, in Washington
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Folk singers Joan Baez and Bob Dylan perform during a civil rights rally, Aug. 28, 1963, in Washington
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Dylan grew up in mining town of Hibbing. His father co-owned Zimmerman Furniture and Appliance Co
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Dylan grew up in mining town of Hibbing. His father co-owned Zimmerman Furniture and Appliance Co
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Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016
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Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016
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Dylan performed in his first major New York City concert at Town Hall in 1963
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Dylan performed in his first major New York City concert at Town Hall in 1963
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Dylan literally lived out of the suitcase in 1965 and 1966
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Dylan literally lived out of the suitcase in 1965 and 1966
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Dylan had met with a bike accident in Woodstock
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Dylan had met with a bike accident in Woodstock
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Bob Dylan was the first musician to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
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Bob Dylan was the first musician to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
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President Barack Obama presents Bob Dylan with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony at the White House in Washington on May 29, 2012
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President Barack Obama presents Bob Dylan with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony at the White House in Washington on May 29, 2012
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