Life of bob dylan: born in duluth, minnesota to a jewish family. Joi(cid:374)ed a (cid:374)u(cid:373)(cid:271)er of (cid:271)a(cid:374)ds (cid:272)learl(cid:455) orie(cid:374)ted to(cid:449)ards ro(cid:272)k, i. e. el(cid:448)is presle(cid:455), chu(cid:272)k barr(cid:455) : after flunking out of university, became involved in a folk scene cropping up in college towns, interested in the revival of traditional american music. Network of coffee houses and other institutions supporting this sort of music. This movement eventually begins to influence the mainstream. Reputation grows, and is signed to columbia in 1962. Unusual, as (cid:373)ajor la(cid:271)els t(cid:455)pi(cid:272)all(cid:455) did(cid:374)"t produ(cid:272)e folk. Woody guthrie: reworked lyrics of american folk songs in topical ways. Dylan in historical context: popular music at the time. Typically, popular musicians did not write their own music. Recorded music until the early 60s distributed through plastic 78s. Emergence of the single and the album in the 1960s. Lps used often by certain genres, but dominant mode is the 45. System of music producing limited creative freedom.