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Posted By: Steve Shaw
30-Oct-16 - 08:54 PM
Thread Name: Bob Dylan: Nobel laureate
Subject: RE: Bob Dylan: Nobel laureate
Not a bad philosophy. But there's a bit more to it than that. For better or worse, Dylan has been claimed to have been a massive influence. He certainly ruined John Lennon in the early days 😉.He's not an isolated figure in our musical pantheon. It behoves his critics to at least have listened to his work. He's worth discussing beyond the context of the aesthetics of his songs regarded in isolation. It's just a pity that some of his fans are too often a bit religious about him.