Grammy Award-winning singer-poet who revolutionized folk music with songs such as "The Times They Are a-Changin'," which he performed at Woodstock.
Born Robert Zimmerman, he changed his name to Dylan after the poet Dylan Thomas. Likewise, born a Jew, he converted to Christianity, and while studying at the University of Minnesota, he became more enthused with folk music than rock n' roll.
His 1965 album, Bringing It All Back Home, infuriated fans when he recorded "Subterranean Homesick Blues" with an electric guitar. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.
He got married to Sara Dylan on November 22, 1965; after their divorce on June 29, 1977, he married Carolyn Dennis on June 4, 1986.
He sang a duet with the great Johnny Cash titled "Lay Lady Lay" in 1969.