Childhood, Growing Up

Bob Dylan started to sing and play guitar when he was ten. Five to six years later he wrote his first song, dedicated to Brigitte Bardot. 

- from the sleeve notes to the album Bob Dylan, released in March 1962 by Colombia Records. 

At ten, he was playing guitar, and by the age of fifteen, Dylan had taught himself piano, harmonica and autoharp. 

- from the sleeve notes to the album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, released in May 1963 by Colombia Records. 

The town that I was born in holds no memories / but for the honkin foghorns / the rainy mist/an the rocky cliffs /...the town I grew up in is the one / that has left me with my legacy visions / it was not a rich town / my parents were not rich / it was not a poor town / an my parents were not poor / it was a dyin town

- from the sleeve notes to the album The Times They Are A-Changin', released in January 1964 by Colombia Records.