Bob Dylan is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1941 and began his musical career in the early 1960s, playing in coffeehouses and clubs in Minneapolis. Dylan’s songwriting and his distinctive, nasal singing style quickly made him one of the leading figures of the folk music revival. He released his self-titled debut album in 1962 and has since released 38 more studio albums, including the landmark 1965 album “Highway 61 Revisited” and the critically acclaimed 1997 album “Time Out of Mind.” Dylan is known for his political and social commentary, his use of symbolism and allegory, and his influence on the course of popular music. He has won numerous awards throughout his career, including the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016.