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Jakob Dylan
Jakob Luke Dylan (born December 9, 1969) is an American singer and songwriter who rose to fame as the lead singer for the rock band The Wallflowers, with which he has released six albums since 1992. Dylan is also the primary songwriter in the Wallflowers and is credited with penning notable hits such as "One Headlight" and "6th Avenue Heartache." "One Headlight" is listed at No.58 in Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Pop Songs and won two Grammy Awards.

Dylan has also released two solo albums: Seeing Things in 2008 and Women + Country in 2010. Women + Country became Dylan's highest-charting album since the Wallflowers' 1996 breakthrough Bringing Down the Horse, peaking at No.12 on the Billboard 200.


Early life

Dylan was born on December 9, 1969 in New York City to Bob Dylan and his wife Sara, both of whom are Jewish. The youngest of five children, Dylan spent the earliest years of his life in Greenwich Village. Around the age of three, he moved with his family to the Los Angeles area. Growing up, he listened to English rock records from his older brothers' record collection, including The Clash, The Jam and the Buzzcocks. Dylan was particularly impressed with The Clash, who inspired Dylan to begin playing music himself. During high school, Dylan played guitar in various bands; he was featured as a guitar player on his friends' band's eponymous 1987 album, Trash Matinee. Dylan was also in a band called the Bootheels at the time with future Wallflowers bandmate Tobi Miller. It was during this time that Dylan started writing songs and began shifting his focus from guitar playing to songwriting. Upon graduation from high school, however, Dylan decided to move to New York City to attend Parsons School of Design to study art. Dylan subsequently dropped out in his first semester and moved back to Los Angeles to pursue music.

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