Bob Dylan Receives Highest US Medal Of Honour
27 Apr 2012
Bob Dylan is to receive America’s highest civilian medal of honour.
The 70-year old pop poet and singer/songwriter whose songs were the soundtrack to the young generation and social change of the 1960’s and 1970’s has been announced to receive the US Medal of Freedom.
Dylan will receive the medal alongside Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison, John Glenn, who was the 3rd American in space and the former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright.
Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24th 1941 and emerged in the late 1950’s and 60’s with songs that would document America’s history, political situation and eventually would be anti-Vietnam war anthems to a generation looking for change and progress.
Key songs, such as “Blowin’ In The Wind” and “The Times Are A-Changin’” are only scratching the surface of Dylan’s body of work which includes a total of 35 studio albums, his latest scheduled for release this summer.
In over 40 years in the music business, Bob Dylan has not slowed down ad regularly embarks on major World Tours. Last year saw the joint tour of Dylan with former Dire Straits songwriter and lead guitarist, Mark Knopfler and this year Bob Dylan has announced a one-off concert in the UK as part of the Hop Farm Festival. Sharing a bill with Damien Rice, Peter Gabriel and Suede, Bob Dylan tickets for his appearance at this year’s 2012 Hop Farm Festival in the picturesque country setting in Kent are now available through Ticketmaster’s GET ME IN! online ticket market.