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Posted By: GUEST,Mike B.
30-May-12 - 02:53 PM
Thread Name: Dylan to be awarded Medal of Freedom
Subject: RE: Dylan to be awarded Medal of Freedom
Previous PMF awardees in the music category - Marian Anderson, Pearl Bailey, Count Basie, Irving Berlin, Eubie Blake, Pablo Casals, Van Cliburn, Aaron Copland, Placido Domingo, Duke Ellington, Arthur Fiedler, Ella Fitzgerald, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Aretha Franklin, Vladimir Horowitz, B.B. King, Yo-Yo Ma, Mabel Mercer, Eugene Ormandy, Leontyne Price, Metislav Rostropovich, Arthur Rubenstein, Rudolph Serkin, Beverly Sills, Frank Sinatra, Kate Smith, Isaac Stern and Meredith Willson.

So Dylan will be joining an illustrious group of performers and composeres, and until Pete Seeger or Joan Baez receives this honor he'll be the sole representative of the folk music genre (even if that's not what he's best known for).