Essay on Bob Dylan
As a boy he started listening to late night rhythm and blues stations from Chicago. He pestered the local record store for the newest singles from Hank Williams, Chuck Barry, Howlin' Wolf , and John Lee Hooker, just to name a few. These early influences played, and still play, a big role in Dylan’s unique musical style. Somewhere around …show more content…
Dylan released his first album in 1962 (just before his 21st birthday), and it sold over 5,000 copies. Very little of the music on his fist album was actually his, mainly because very few people did there own songs back then. Around the same time though, Dylan was starting to find his song writing voice, and his second album, THE FREEWHELIN' BOB DYLAN, (my favorite Dylan C.D.) consisted of all but two songs that weren't written by him. The song BLOWIN IN THE WIND became, and still remains the fastest selling single in Warner Brothers history. This type of protest song, as they would come to be called, were single handedly started by Dylan.
He had made such a big impact upon the folk stages of America in the early sixties, that when he