An old and unforgettable friend introduced Dylan’s music to me. He even gifted me a disc- The best of Bob Dylan back in 1999, but Bob Dylan goes way back to the ‘60’s. On 19th March, 1962 Columbia records released the first album by a novel artist- Bob Dylan and now he is universally recognized as one of the most powerful original artists of our times. County music has never seen so much light before. Music lovers have never had enough of the deep throbbing nasal voice and the deeper lyrics- not even 5 decades later. Yesterday was his birthday (May 24, 1941).