Saturday, October 15, 2016

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize For Literature

Folk icon Bob Dylan, who influenced artists such as the Beatles, has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature.  He is the first musician to win the award, and the choice has sparked controversy in the literary community as to whether song lyrics have poetic value.
Dylan, of course, did not have the smooth voice like most folk artists, but his distinct voice, I feel went along way to carry his message.  If you listen to the Byrd's version of Mr. Tambourine Man, for instance, you may enjoy the catchy melody, but not appreciate the message of the song.
Dylan was famously booed off the stage at a folk festival for bringing an electric guitar on stage.  He is one of the survivors of the 1960s and still tours. He was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1988.

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