Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan (legally Robert Dylan; born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter. Often considered to be one of the greatest songwriters in history, Dylan has been a major figure in popular culture over his 60-year career. He rose to prominence in the 1960s, when songs such as "The Times They Are a-Changin'" (1964) became anthems for the civil rights and antiwar movements. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bob Dylan has received more than 38,614,072 page views. His biography is available in 137 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 133 in 2019). Bob Dylan is the 10th most popular musician (down from 8th in 2019), the 99th most popular biography from United States (down from 82nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Musician.

Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter and poet. He is most famous for his protest songs during the 1960s, which include "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'."

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  • 75.83

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  • 137

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  • 5.58

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  • 7.38

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Bob Dylan ranks 10 out of 3,175Before him are Freddie Mercury, Franz Liszt, Niccolò Paganini, John Lennon, Clara Schumann, and Louis Armstrong. After him are Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, Madonna, George Harrison, Leonard Cohen, and Jeff Beck.

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Among people born in 1941, Bob Dylan ranks 6Before him are Hayao Miyazaki, Kim Jong-il, Bernie Sanders, Alex Ferguson, and Slobodan Milošević. After him are Joan Baez, Sergio Mattarella, Bernardo Bertolucci, Cesária Évora, Václav Klaus, and Krzysztof Kieślowski.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bob Dylan ranks 99 out of 20,380Before him are Jeff Bezos (1964), Vince McMahon (1945), Gerald Ford (1913), John Jay (1745), Harrison Ford (1942), and Warren Buffett (1930). After him are Crazy Horse (1840), Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), Frank Sinatra (1915), Nicolas Cage (1964), Vin Diesel (1967), and Jimi Hendrix (1942).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Bob Dylan ranks 3Before him are Michael Jackson (1958), and Louis Armstrong (1901). After him are Jimi Hendrix (1942), Madonna (1958), Ray Charles (1930), Scatman John (1942), Frank Zappa (1940), Brian Wilson (1942), Chuck Berry (1926), Ronnie James Dio (1942), and Miles Davis (1926).