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ORIGINAL | KATE MULLER
Bob Dylan is one of a kind. With his gruff vocals, counterculture anthems, and laidback musical style, he's maintained his role as a folk icon since the early days of his long-lasting career. As the artistic musician celebrates his 75th birthday on May 24, check out some of his most memorable ups and downs.
Before He Was Bob Dylan
Robert Zimmerman was born in Duluth, Minnesota, on May 24, 1941. Growing up, he quickly developed an affinity for music and would often tune into the blues and country music radio stations broadcast out of Shreveport, Louisiana. In high school, he performed with several different bands and would cover songs made popular by Little Richard and Elvis Presley. It wasn't until he moved to Minneapolis in 1959 to attend the University of Minnesota that Robert Zimmerman became Bob Dylan.