Robert Zimmerman came into this earth 69 years ago on May 24, which is why Proof Bar in Santa Ana wants to celebrate his birthday the day before. The Happy Birthday Bob Dylan night will have four local indie/folk-rock bands that cull inspiration from the great Bob Dylan. Yellow Red Sparks, Morgan from The Whispertown2000, Jameson, and Generous Alzir! will all be playing originals (and maybe one cover song each). After the jump, some Bob Dylan trivia.
Here's five things you may not have known about Bob Dylan:
1. His Hebrew name is Shabtai Zisel ben Avraham.
2. "Blowin' in the Wind", partially derived its melody from the traditional slave song "No More Auction Block."
3. His favorite movie is Tirez sur le pianiste (1960) by François Truffaut.
4. He has nine grandchildren - four from his step-daughter, Maria, one each from Jesse and Samuel, and three from Jakob Dylan.
5. Has said that he introduced the Beatles to pot-smoking in 1964.
In case you can't wait, here's a clip from Yellow Red Sparks:
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Happy Birthday Bob Dylan will be held on Sunday, May 23, 9 p.m. 215 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, 21+, free, sharp. Guests will also receive a free cupcake with the purchase of a drink. (Win-win-win!)