Born Allen Zimmerman, better known as Bob Dylan, was born on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota. Dylan is a folk rock singer/songwriter, writer and artist. Alongside singing, he plays the guitar, harmonica and piano keyboard. He began to perform under the stage name Bob Dylan while he attended college. Dylan later was signed to a record label in 1961. His most notorious songs are from the 1960s when his songs narrated social protest. Popular songs including "The Times They Are a-Changin' and "Blowin' in the Wind" became civil rights anthems. Dylan secretly married one of his backup singers, Carol Dennis, and they had a daughter together.