"While a horse-drawn taxi waited at the curb..."
- DOB: May 24th, 1941
- Height: Unknown. Probably
around 5'7" or 5'8". Lean frame, but very
strong. His Pa, who owned an appliance store, remembers that young Bob
could "carry the whole end of a refrigerator." According to friends, the
chameleon-like Dylan appears to be a different build and height every day.
- Eyes: Piercing blue.
- Hair: Brown or auburn, and partly silver. Sometimes the grey disappears for a few months, and
during the filming of Hearts of Fire his hair was coppery red.
Is it Bob, or is it Clairol?
- Nicknames: Lucky, the Bard,
Zimmy, El Zim, Gentleman Zim, the Dyl (!), the
Prince of Songwriting (I made that last one up, but it sounds pretty
good, don't you think?)
- Stage mannerisms: Dancing, deep
knee bends, lifting one leg up high,
the 'duckwalk', microsecond smiles, making goo-goo eyes at
girls in the front rows, pointing index fingers at the audience, Charlie
Chaplinesque lifting of the eyebrows. Rarely speaks on stage, with the
exception of his gospel years, when he
preached for forty-five minutes to less-than-enchanted audiences, and at
of each show, when he introduces the band and says, "Thank you,
- Hobbies: Music (obviously),
motorcycles, boating, painting, horseback
riding, boxing, chess, pool, possibly golf and fishing.