Bob Dylan Born in 1941
Norah Jones is a great admirer of Bob Dylan, who in 2016 was the first musician to win the Nobel Prize for Literature “for creating...new modes of poetic expression.”
To discover Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan is a 20th-century legend: at age 75, the American singer-songwriter received the Nobel Prize for Literature for his life’s work. His lyrics, which he has combined with a range of music genres – folk, blues, rock and country – tell the story of America. The Beat Generation and the Vietnam war protest movement adopted some of his songs, most notably “Blowin’ in the Wind.” The song appears on the album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963), which, with its human and poetic scope, became the anthem for an entire generation. The musician poet was 22 years old at the time, and it was only his second album.
The album also includes the track “I Shall Be Released,” which Norah Jones performs in a duet with its original performer.