Bob Dylan wins Literature Nobel

US music legend Bob Dylan,  won the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. He is the first songwriter to win the award. Literature Nobel also carries a prize of 8 million Swedish crown. The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 was awarded to Bob Dylan for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition“.

About Bob Dylan:

  • Born in 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota,  as Robert Allen Zimmerman.
  • He taught himself to play the harmonica, guitar and piano.
  • His debut album was ‘Bob Dylan’ released in 1962. He had adopted the name Dylan after the poet Dylan Thomas.
  • He is one of the best-selling artists (musician) of all time and has sold more than 100 million records.
  • Armed with a harmonica and an acoustic guitar, Dylan confronted social injustice, war and racism, quickly becoming a prominent civil rights campaigner — and recording an astonishing 300 songs in his first three years.

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