Bob Dylan: your favorite songs

Bob Dylan performing onstage
Musician Bob Dylan performs onstage during the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at The Hollywood Palladium on January 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

In the run-up to Bob Dylan's 80th birthday, Radio Heartland listeners were asked their favorite Dylan songs — and you responded enthusiastically!

To celebrate Dylan's 80th birthday — happening Monday, May 24, 2021 — Radio Heartland will feature your favorite Bob Dylan songs all month long. Listen to Radio Heartland each weekday in May, just after noon CDT, leading up to, on and following Bob Dylan's birthday as Mike Pengra spins your picks and shares your stories.

We're also gathering your picks into this Spotify playlist. Each Friday, we'll update the playlist with the week's spins, so by the end of the month, we'll have a massive playlist composed of your favorite Bob Dylan songs.

On May 24, 1941, Robert Allen Zimmerman was born in St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota. After growing up in Hibbing, Minn., Zimmerman relocated first to Minneapolis, where he attended the University of Minnesota and began playing gigs in and around Dinkytown and the West Bank of Minneapolis. It's also where he took on the moniker Bob Dylan, inspired in part by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

From Minneapolis, Dylan moved on to New York, and not long thereafter, he came to belong to the world. Bob Dylan is now one of the most enduring and admired artists in music.

External Link

Bob Dylan - official site

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