Bob Dylan – May 24, 1941

Born Robert Allen Zimmerman, Bob Dylan is one of the most influential American singer-songwriters.  A key player in the 1960s folk revival, he wrote political and poetic songs that challenged the establishment and became anthems to the anti-war movement.  Among his biggest hits were “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’.”  He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016.  He delayed acceptance of the latter award until March 2017 – about 3 months after the formal awards ceremony.  (mostly from a calendar page printed by Universe Publishing)

Here’s a souvenir sheet honoring Dylan on the occasion of his Nobel Prize award.  It was issued by the tropical nation of Maldives on December 28, 2016:

 

Bob Dylan - Maldives 2016-12-28

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