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The 1960’s was a time of change in America, there was a lot going on.  From the Cuban missile crisis to the Vietnam War, the Berlin wall to the Cold War, and even the assassination of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. to Civil rights. Americans didn’t know how to react to all of the things going on in the world; music was a way of expression for most. Bob Dylan was one of those artists that sang songs that made an effect on the population.

            Robert Allen Zimmerman was born on May 24,1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. Bob Dylan formed bands when he was younger; his musical influences included Elvis Presley, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis. He went to the University of Minnesota, before dropping out in 1960 (Biography, 1). After dropping out of school he moved to New York City, where Woody Guthrie, Dylan’s idol, was hospitalized.  Dylan wanted to become a folk singer and since Woody was such a famous folk singer Dylan would visit him in the hospital. While he was in New York, he went to folk clubs and coffee houses and became very popular through out this (Biography, 1). While playing in various clubs, he started writing songs, even including a song that he wrote for Guthrie “Song to Woody”.  While performing for a little over a year in the underground scene, he got a glowing review in The New York Times. He got on the radar of Columbia Records and signed a recording contract with them and released an album a year later (Biography, 2). In 1963 he released an album titled ‘Freewheelin’ in this album Dylan had some of his most classic folk songs of the 1960’s. Some of the most classic songs of this album include Girl from the North Country, Its All Right and Masters of War (Biography,2).

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Hanson, Marshal. Vietnam War Facts. US Wings, 2012. Web. 11 Apr. 2013.         

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