Nobel prize in literature to Bob Dylan.
The Guardian: Singer-songwriter awarded for ‘having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition’
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Bob Dylan ( born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer, and Nobel laureate. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. 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. 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.
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