"Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize"
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Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when his songs chronicled social unrest, although Dylan repudiated suggestions from journalists that he was a spokesman for his generation.
2016 Literature Laureate Bob Dylan, age 75, born on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. #NobelPrize— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 13, 2016
Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature. Here's everything you need to know about the music legend: https://t.co/SgKgWmlW0L pic.twitter.com/V0Pxn5bxNm— ABC News (@ABC) October 13, 2016
Nevertheless, early songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements. Leaving behind his initial base in the American folk music revival, his six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone", recorded in 1965, enlarged the range of popular music. Dylan's mid-1960s recordings, backed by rock musicians, reached the top end of the United States music charts while also attracting denunciation and criticism from others in the folk movement.
The music and achievements that helped Bob Dylan win this year's #NobelPrize for Literature. 📻 https://t.co/bYqC26Po9T pic.twitter.com/xZuxe8W1uZ— BBC World Service (@bbcworldservice) October 14, 2016
The Nobel confirms what has long been sensed: that Bob Dylan is among the most authentic voices U.S. has produced https://t.co/S0p9o5VfWY?— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 14, 2016
Look out kid, it’s something you did. https://t.co/pXOBksGwub— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) October 14, 2016
El día en que Nicanor Parra afirmó que con estos tres versos Bob Dylan merecía el Nobel de Literatura - https://t.co/GdoMfcP97A pic.twitter.com/LaQcLsVVCD— The Clinic Online (@thecliniccl) October 14, 2016
The thing about rock'n'roll is that for me anyway it wasn't enough... There were great catch-phrases and driving pulse rhythms... but the songs weren't serious or didn't reflect life in a realistic way. I knew that when I got into folk music, it was more of a serious type of thing. The songs are filled with more despair, more sadness, more triumph, more faith in the supernatural, much deeper feelings.
Since 1994, Dylan has published six books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. As a musician, Dylan has sold more than 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He has also received numerous awards including eleven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award. Dylan has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." In May 2012, Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. In 2016, Dylan received the Nobel Prize in Literature for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".
Is Bob Dylan's work literature? The musician's Nobel ignites both applause and fierce debate https://t.co/M7zKENcLzJ 🔓— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) October 14, 2016
An early look at next week’s cover, “The Laureate," by Malika Favre. https://t.co/7XljTMOp5Y pic.twitter.com/pzuj7nvdd0— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) October 13, 2016
Bob Dylan in The New Yorker, through the ages. https://t.co/Xfv8HDjEYi— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) October 14, 2016
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