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Bob Dylan : 2016 Nobel Literature Prize Winner
Defying the conventional pop culture, Bob Dylan has been an influence on the Music industry for over five decades now. Starting early in 1960’s most of Dylan’s work was based on Social movements, so much so that his early songs “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin” became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements. But how much do you know about this iconic Nobel laureate?
#1 He’s never had a number 1 single
Dylan’s “Like a Rolling stone” and “Rainy day women have reached number 2 on the billboard charts, but none of his singles have managed to reach the top.
#2 He grew up watching films for free
Dylan’s family owned movie theatres in Hibbing, Minnesota. Therefore, he grew up watching movies in his family theatres.
#3 Dylan published his first book in ‘71
Dylan’s first book “Tarantula” was published in 1971. Tarantula is an experimental prose poetry collection
#4 Dylan won two Grammy awards
Dylan won Grammy Awards for his Best Solo Performance for “Someday Baby” and Americana Album for “Modern Times.”
#5 His wife worked as a playboy bunny
His wife, Sara Lownds, worked as a Playboy bunny at the famous Playboy Club.
#6 He graduated from an Ivy league
In 1970, Bob received a degree from Princeton University in New Jersey. In 2004, he also received an honorary doctorate in the field of music from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
#7 Personal life
Dylan is a very private person and often wears a hoodie or a blonde wig when he is out in public, reportedly because he is very shy and likes to avoid being recognized in the public every single time he steps out of his home.
#8 Bob won’t attend the Nobel Prize ceremony
Dylan has been announced as the winner of 2016 Nobel prize in Literature but due to prior commitments, he won’t be attending the ceremony himself.
Dylan loves art. The cover of his Self Portrait album, released in 1970, is a painting he painted himself.
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