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Bob Dylan was recognized by his poetry and song writing He usually wrote songs about protesting and religious themes Although the theme of Bob Dylans work is depressing it is necessary to consider how the events in his life affected his music Also Bob Dylan had other musicians that influenced him in his early years Bob Dylan was born in Duluth Minnesota on the date of May 24th 1941 By the time he was ten years old he was writing poems and had taught himself to play guitar He later changed his name from Robert Allen Zimmerman to the famous name Bob Dylan In 1962 Bob visited his big early influence Woodie Guthrie in the hospital Finally Bob Dylan got to meet him and become friends with his lost idol who was slowly dying of Huntingtons disease in Morristown New Jersey Dylan had written him a song called song to Woody A famous quote from this song is Bout a funny old world thats coming along Seems sick and its hungry its tired and its torn it looks like its dying and its hardly been born After he graduated high school in the early 1959 Dylan found himself playing folk music This is also the time he began to write his legendary folk songs In the 1960s Bob Dylan had turned the themes of his music to protest what many people consider the wrongs of society In his songs he writes about the luckless the abandoned and forsaken as he put it in chimes of Freedom He condemned the Ku Klux Klan in The Death of Emmett Till and the John Birchites in Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues In Masters of Warhe damned the war makers And in Blowing in the wind he created probably his most famous song though Dylan once stated that he wrote that song just for his friends In fact this anti racist antiwar anthem is in its deepest
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