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Thesis Statement Bob Dylans life affected his writing and contributed to the development of his music Introduction Bob Dylan was recognized by his poetry and song writing He usually wrote songs about protesting and religious themes Bob Dylan is unquestiably one of the most influential figures in the history of popular music He is he writer of scores of classic songs and is generally regarded as the man who brought literacy to rock lyrics Although the theme of Bob Dylans work is depressing it is necessary to consider how the events in his life affected his music Background Bob Dylan was born as Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth Minnesota on the date of May 24th 1941 His father Abraham owned an appliance store in Minnesotas Messabi Range Robert was 6 years old they moved to a small town called Hibbing were he went to school By the time he was ten years old he was writing poems and had taught himself to play guitar 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 After graduation from High School in 1959 he left for Minneapolis to follow his studies at the University of Minnesota Here his love for contemporary rock and roll came up and he listened to endless music by Hank Williams Robert Johnson and Woody Guthrie His passion for music was so huge that he began skipping classes and also began to play his music at small local nightspots In 1961 the 20 year old Bob Dylan dropped out of college alleging lack of interest in career In this time he adopted the name Bob Dylan inspired in a poet called Dylan Thomas After leaving
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