Happy 76th Birthday, Bob Dylan! Check out these fun facts and videos in honor of today!
Did You Know??
- Bob Dylan was born on May 24th, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota.
- He is an American poetic songwriter, singer, painter, writer and Nobel Prize winner. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
- Dylan’s lyrics incorporated a wide range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences.
- Since 1994, Dylan has published seven books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries.
- He has sold more than 100 million records and is one of the best-selling artists of all time.
- He has received ELEVEN Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award. He has also 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 awarded him a special citation in 2008 for “his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.”
- In 2012, Dylan also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, and in 2016, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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