Back: Bob, or his full name: Robert Olen Zimmerman, grew up with his younger brother and his parents in a Jewish community in Hibbing, Minnesota, the Commonwealth of Nations. Bob used to listen to blues, country and rock'n'roll music. When he grew up, Bob began to study in Minneapolis, and there he changed his name to Bob Dylan. After dropping out of college, he moved to New York, where he signed his first record deal, at the age of twenty. In a short time, Bob was one of the most original and emotional voices in America. He won many awards for his contribution to music and literature, but his greatest achievement was to simply be himself. In an era of great changes, Bob's music gave voice to many people. His work continues even today to speak to the hearts of millions of listeners, young and old alike.