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Bob Dylan, the winner of Nobel Prize in Literature 2016

As you will no doubt have noticed that media have gone crazy since last few days, when the Nobel Prize in Literature was announced by Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, on 13 October. It’s a big surprise, Bob Dylan! Yes, Bob Dylan has won 2016 Nobel Prize in literature, “For having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. American 75-year-old   music legend has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades since 1960.  Incorporated with a wide range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences lyrics of Bob Dylan has and will continue to touch millions of heart. He Born in Duluth, Minnesota, (b. Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) and raised in Hibbing, Minnesota, from the age of six where he learned how to play guitar and harmonica, forming a rock & roll band called the Golden Chords when he was in high school. His birth name is Robert Allen Zimmerman but he started performing folk songs in the coffee house while at college in 1959 under the name Bob Dylan. He was highly inspired by Dylan Thomas and took his name as his last name. Late in 1961 Columbia signed him to a contract and the following year released his first album, containing two original songs. Next year “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” appeared, with all original songs including the 1960s anthem “Blowin’ in the Wind.” These two original songs made a huge impact in America folk community. Since then he is winning millions of heart all over the world though his poetic expression or lyrics”.

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His famous Albums are:

  • “ Bob Dylan”, 1962
  • “ Bring It All Back To Home”, 1965
  • “Highway 61”, 1965
  • “Blood on the Blonde”, 1966.
  • “Blood on the track”, 1975
  • “ Oh Mercy”, 1989
  • “The time out of Mind”, 1997
  • “Modern Times”, 2006

In the year 2001, he was awarded “the Golden Global Award” for Best Original Song for the motion picture, “Things have changed”. He was also awarded Academy Award for best original song for the “Things Have changed” from wonder Boys.