Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan!

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Excite - Excite Today - Today's Birthdays: " Musician who has been entertaining audiences for 4 decades. Dylan moved to New York at the age of 20 in hopes of meeting his idol, Woody Guthrie. After playing New York’s, Gerde’s Folk City, Dylan was signed to Columbia records. Dylan breathed new life into songs like, 'Blowing in the Wind,' and 'Master of War,' and as a result struck an emotional chord with '60s youth. Folk music began to evolve into rock and roll for Dylan as he became famous for his moving renditions of protest songs. In 1965, 'Like a Rolling Stone' became Dylan’s first big hit. Three of his albums topped the album charts in the 1970s: 'Planet Waves,' 'Blood on the Tracks' and 'Desire.' In 1988, Dylan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 1991. Dylan's talents were recently recognized with his first Oscar, for the song 'Things have Changed'. In 2002, Dylan was awarded a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album for 'Love and Theft."

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