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Robert Allen Zimmerman, whose professional name is Bob Dylan, was born May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. He was raised in Hibbing,, Minnesota in the Mesabi Iron Range of Minnesota. His parents, Abram and Beatrice Zimmerman, were active in the Jewish Community. He was interested in music from an early age, and as a teenager when rock and roll was born, he was inspired to found various bands throughout his high school career. He went to the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 1959, and there he became a folk musician and singer and then the voice of a generation with his unique voice and his prolific lyric writing. He was the king of protest songs but also quite able to sing and write other genres. He married Sara Lownds in 1965, and they had four children, including singer Jakob Dylan, lead singer of The Wallflowers. Dylan also adopted Sara's daughter from a previous marriage. They were divorced in 1977. In January of 1986, he and his backup singer Carolyn Dennis had a daughter. They were married in June of that same year and divorced in late 1992.

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