Just yesterday, 75-year-old American music legend and cultural icon Bob Dylan was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature for creating “new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. Armed with a humble guitar and harmonica, Bob wrote songs that spoke to the common man and captured the zeitgeist of the 1960s.
And he is still relevant today! The fact that he’s still making music and touring today is in itself pretty legendary.
He may not have the best vocals but his lyrics, passion and craft have inspired, and continue to inspire, generations of musicians and listeners. In fact, the list of great musicians Bob Dylan has inspired range from The Beatles to Neil Young – his legacy on global culture is pretty much set in stone.
Here are 10 of Bob Dylan’s greatest lyrics that prove he deserves the Nobel prize: