1- When Martin Luther King Jr gave his iconic “I Have A Dream” speech, Bob Dylan had just performed and was still on stage, standing a few feet away from King.
2- While enrolled in the University of Minnesota Dylan received a D+ in a music appreciation class.
3- The first draft of Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” was six pages long.
4- After the Elvis, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, died Dylan didn’t speak to anyone for an entire week.
5- Dylan is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
6- On his Never Ending Tour, Bob Dylan played nearly 100 shows every year since 2010.
7- Dylan was born in May of 1941 as Robert Allen Zimmerman, though he didn’t change his name to Bob Dylan legally until 1962.
8-Paired with his senior portrait in his high school yearbook , Dylan was quoted saying he wanted “to join Little Richard.”
9- Dylan appeared under the pseudonyms Tedham Porterhouse, Roosevelt G, Robert Milkwood Thomas, and Blind Boy Grunt on others’ albums
Dylan published a novel, Tarantula, in 1971.
10- In October of 1963 Dylan flew his parents, Abe and Beatty Zimmerman, to see him perform at Carnegie Hall.
11- Dylan now has nine grandchildren.
12 Dylan’s first album, self-titled “Bob Dylan”, was recorded in just a few hours. It initially sold 5,000 copies. In the time since then, over 35 million Dylan records have been sold.
13- Dylan’s brother, David Zimmerman, is a record producer.