Bob Dylan, singer, songwriter, poet, artist and Nobel laureate, turned 76 on Wednesday.
Born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, Dylan comes from a Jewish family that lived in Minnesota.
In 1960 Dylan dropped out of college at the University of Minnesota and moved to New York City, where he performed in local coffee shops.
A year later he signed a recording deal with Columbia Records.
With over 100 million records sold since, the rest is music history.
He has won 13 Grammys, a Pulitzer, and last year, the Nobel Prize for Literature.
The singer, nicknamed The Bard, has always endeavored to be more than just a musician. But, as he said during a 1965 interview, “All I can do is be me, whoever that is.”