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Posted By: GUEST,AndyL
18-Oct-16 - 11:22 AM
Thread Name: Bob Dylan: Nobel laureate
Subject: RE: Bob Dylan: Nobel laureate
Well deserved. His early work draws heavily on the Bible as well as on the British/American ballad tradition, Longfellow and other poets, and he's amazingly diverse, mastering and transcending several genres.
When he was young and poor I befriended him following one of his first gigs at Gerdes Folk City in Greenwish Village by giving him a ride in my father's Oldsmobile to his girlfriend's house. "Bobby" also caught the undivided interest of a woman I was interested in, the late traditional singer Hedy West.
PS. I agree that Joni Mitchell's large catalogue of exceptionally well-wrought songs deserves recognition at a similar level, though not necessarily a Nobel.