Bob Dylan Turns 77: The 'Tambourine Man's' Many Avatars


Forever Young

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There are countless reasons to celebrate Bob Dylan. Born Robert Allen Zimmerman in 1941, the American singer-songwriter, artist and writer became the first musician to win the coveted Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016.

However, his win was not devoid of controversy, first with many questioning his selection, and then the singer-songwriter skipping the Nobel ceremony in Stockholm in December. However, in his speech, read out by the US Ambassador to Sweden Azita Raji at the event, he wrote, "If someone had ever told me that I had the slightest chance of winning the Nobel Prize, I would have to think that I'd have about the same odds as standing on the moon." He later collected his award at a private ceremony in Stockholm.

(Image: Facebook/BobDylan)

Don't Think Twice

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Dylan wrote the world's first anti-love song, ‘It Ain't Me, Babe’, made nasty lyrics acceptable with ‘Like a Rolling Stone’, and also invented country-rock. If he started with that, he kept the momentum up with his last album, ‘Together Through Life’, that made it to the top of the charts, making him the oldest performer to debut at No 1. This was the 5th time the star topped the U.S. pop music chart. And if that wasn’t enough to establish him as the hardest working man in the industry, his Never Ending Tour that began in 1988 is still going on!(Image: Facebook/BobDylan)

Like A Rolling Stone

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No awards and recognitions are enough for this troubadour. From the Oscars to Grammys, Golden Globes to Pultizer, he's won them all. And the enigma that he is, when Todd Haynes decided to make a movie on Dylan, 'I'm Not There', he had to cast 6 actors to play the legend, one of them being Cate Blanchett.

The Times They Are A-Changin

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Dylan the painter is vastly different from Dylan the musician. His paintings are simple depictions of what he sees, and as he once told 'Vanity Fair', "The idea was to create pictures that would not be misinterpreted or misunderstood by me or anybody else.”

Gotta Serve Somebody

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If creating music, winning the Nobel, and painting weren't enough, Dylan recently also launched his own signature line of whiskey called 'Heaven's Door'. The legendary musician teamed up with bourbon makers Angel's Envy to create a trio of small batch whiskeys: a straight rye, a double barrel whiskey and a Tennessee bourbon. So you know what you're celebrating his birthday with!

Bob Dylan Turns 77: The 'Tambourine Man's' Many Avatars Bob Dylan Turns 77: The 'Tambourine Man's' Many Avatars
Reviewed by odewole Olusegun on Thursday, May 24, 2018 Rating: 5

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