Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan [VIDEO]
Robert Allen Zimmerman was born in Duluth, Minnesota, on this day in 1941. He explained his change of name saying "You're born, you know, the wrong names, wrong parents. I mean, that happens. You call yourself what you want to call yourself. This is the land of the free." My Back Pages was recorded in 1964. He commented on the writing of the song in 1965 saying "I was in my New York phase then, or at least, I was just coming out of it. I was still keeping the things that are really really real out of my songs, for fear they'd be misunderstood. Now I don't care if they are."