Bob Dylan is The Best Musician of the 20th Century

“The Lyrics: 1961-2012” by American artist Bob Dylan featuring the package of Bob Dylan-themed potato chip bags in eight different “flavors” are for sale at the Shanghai Exhibition Center during the 2017 Shanghai Book Fair in Shanghai, China, 16 August 2017.

Bob Dylan is one of my favorite musicians. I’ve been working on a human-interest story about him. He’s believed to be one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the 20th century. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016.

Dylan’s music left a footprint in the blues, country, rock and roll, and folk music genres. He wrote protest songs about social conscience, embracing topics like the Civil Rights Movement, greed, and war.

He was famous for ballads; some were ripped from the headlines about the plights of the countless confused, accused, misused, those strung-out and worse.

Though some fans said, his singing voice was grating and irritating, the verses, written in a distinctive style and rhythm, united people.  

When the article is finished, I’ll post a link to expanded version.