Bob Dylan Wins The Nobel Prize For Literature

The legendary singer/songwriter has been awarded the Nobel for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition

The next time someone tells you that music and literature is different – tell them that Bob Dylan won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016.  To be precise, the legendary singer/songwriter has been awarded the Nobel for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.

Dylan was most active in the ‘60s and his gravelly voice was just what the doctor ordered for a country that was tired of a war. His songs were at the fore-front of the American civil-war and the anti-war movements. Dylan has been active for more than five decades as a singer, song-writer, artist and writer. Dylan also had an outing as a singer of the Christian songs singer for a while. He was awarded a special citation by the Pulitzer jury in 2008 for his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.

One of his first public performances was Blowin’ in the Wind in 1962. His first album, self-titled, released in 1962 and he has since been belting chart-busters, his last album, Fallen Angels, releasing in 2016 in May. 


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