Bob Dylan and Eminem's Impact on Their Generation

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Bob Dylan and Eminem

Every generation has its own musical sound that defines who they are and where they are on the time line both politically and socially. When one hears the sounds of Tommy Dorsy or Benny Goodman, one immediately recalls the 1930's and 1940's generation with visions of chiffon dresses and double breasted suits gliding on the dance floors. Mozart brings up images of powdered wigs and corseted gowns. The bobby-sox generation of the 1950's held cooed to such artists as Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennet. Each generation is defined by its music, ...

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and Bob Dylan have paired painfully truthful lyrics with song.
Bob Dylan was born Robert Zimmerman in 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. He grew up in the mining town of Hibbing, Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota. In 1960, Robert Zimmerman moved to New York's Greenwich Village and changed his name to Bob Dylan (Dylan pg). Modeling himself after Woody Guthrie, he began his career as an aspiring folksinger and songwriter (Dylan pg). By 1963, his second album, "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" marked him as the voice of his generation. Dylan was a "fierce nonconformist and passionate critic of racism, injustice, and war" (Dylan pg). The country was in the midst of the civil rights movement and Dylan's "allusive and beautiful" "Blowin' in the Wind," became the struggle's anthem and the song for which he is best known (Dylan pg). He wrote "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, conveying the sense of terror the world felt with "chilling poetic ...

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loud rock sound behind and embraced a softer mood, expressing a serious commitment to truth such as in "All Along the Watchtower" to the sweetness of love in "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" (Dylan pg). The 1970's and 1980's witnessed several more changes in Dylan's music, from rock to country, from Judaism to born again Christianity and then back to Judaism, however, all along the way, Dylan's music has always been passionate and engaging (Dylan pg).
Bob Dylan is "regarded as pop's unrivaled liberator for breaking the three-minute song barrier and ignoring the moon-June-spoon lyric formulas" thus, paving the way for three generations of musicians who exalt him, "not just as his ...

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Added: 12/11/2015 08:35:20 AM
Category: Music & Musicians
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 1650
Pages: 6

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