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Bob Dylan – I’ll be at the Nobel Prize ceremony… if I can

“Isn’t that something…?” Bob Dylan isn’t exactly making a big deal out of being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. But at least the 1960s trailblazer is finally acknowledging his becoming the first musician to be granted admission to the world’s most elite literary club. When I ask him about his reaction to hearing the news a fortnight ago that he is to follow in the footsteps of George Bernard […]

todayOctober 30, 2016

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Bob Dylan’s Website Scrubs Mention of Winning Nobel Prize in Literature

Bob Dylan's website takes down acknowledgment that he is a Nobel Prize winner   Bob Dylan recently added Nobel Prize laureate to his list of accomplishments — but fans of the famously elusive singer-songwriter wouldn't know it by looking at his official website. BobDylan.com has quietly scrubbed the one mention of him as the "winner of the Nobel Prize in literature" in "the lyrics" section of the site following his […]

todayOctober 21, 2016

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What Nobel Prize? Bob Dylan has been silent on his historic honor

When news broke that Bob Dylan had been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature, thousands of enthusiasts lined up to pay kudos and to thank the Swedish Academy for acknowledging his genius. So far, Dylan himself isn’t one of them. Nearly a week after the announcement, the artist, who just finished two consecutive weekends performing as part of the Desert Trip music festival, has yet to acknowledge the honor, Sara Danius, permanent secretary […]

todayOctober 19, 2016

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Bob Dylan makes no mention of Nobel prize as he takes to the stage

Newly-minted Nobel laureate Bob Dylan kept cool as a cucumber on stage in Las Vegas, barely speaking a word to the audience in his first public performance since winning the coveted prize. As the audience chanted for more songs on Thursday night, Dylan gave just a brief encore, ending his set with a mournful yet playful cover of Frank Sinatra’s Why Try To Change Me Now. Dylan hurtled to prominence […]

todayOctober 14, 2016

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Nobel prize in literature won by Bob Dylan

Singer-songwriter awarded for ‘having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition’ Bob Dylan was named the surprise winner of the Nobel prize for literature in Stockholm today “for having created new poetic expressions with the great American song tradition”. Speaking to reporters after the announcement, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius said she “hoped” the Academy would not be criticised for its choice. “The […]

todayOctober 13, 2016

Music

The complicated crooner: 5 thoughts on Bob Dylan’s show at the Shrine

Tangled Up in Blue!” That was one audience member’s shouted request to Bob Dylan on Thursday night, made only minutes after the 75-year-old singer had performed that very tune. Given Dylan’s tendency to dramatically remake his old material in concert, you might’ve thought the fan was being serious: Maybe this guy really didn’t realize he’d just heard his favorite song. But “Tangled Up in Blue” was actually one of the […]

todayJune 18, 2016

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Bob Dylan’s ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’ Lyrics to Be Auctioned in London

A draft of the lyrics for Bob Dylan's protest song "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" is going up for auction in London next month and is expected to fetch up to 200,000 pounds ($314,000 dollars), Sotheby's auction house said on Tuesday. The type-written manuscript, with the date 1962, contains many scribbled revisions and scratchings-out to the song that Dylan released as a single in December 1962. Among the most notable […]

todayAugust 30, 2015

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Bob Dylan Plays Concert for One Lucky Superfan

Among the world’s exclusive concert tickets, this might be the ultimate. A show by rock legend Bob Dylan, with an audience of just one person. Dylan and his band on Sunday afternoon performed at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music to just one lucky fan: Swedish television personality Fredrik Wikingsson, who is working on a film series about how solitary individuals experience events designed for large crowds. Wikingsson, a self-described huge fan […]

todayDecember 3, 2014

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