Blowin' In The Wind: Literature Noble Prize to Bob Dylan

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Stockholm, Oct 13: US singer Bob Dylan, who became an informal historian of America's troubles, on Thursday won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.

The 75-year-old rock legend received the prize "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition", BBC reported.

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Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in 1941 and began his musical career in 1959, playing in coffee houses in Minnesota.

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Much of his best-known work dates from the 1960s. Songs like "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They are A-Changin'" became anthems of the anti-war and civil rights movements.

His move away from traditional folk songwriting, paired with a controversial decision to "go electric" proved equally influential, BBC reported.

 

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