September 28th 1961
As a 20 year old he played his debut concert in New York’s Greenwich Village at
Gerde’s Folk City.
His music was described as a blend of nasal drawl of Depression-era folk singers and the growl of Southern Blues.
An American singer/songwriter, author and visual artist Bob Dylan has been a major figure in popular culture for 50 years.
His most celebrated work dates from the 60s when his songs became anthems for the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement.
His lyrics incorporated a wide range of political, social, philosophical and literary influences and appealed to the burgeoning counterculture.