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Singer and songwriter Bob Dylan is photographed in 1963. He turns 80 on Monday, Could 24.

William C. Eckenberg/The New York Occasions/Redux

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Singer and songwriter Bob Dylan is photographed in 1963. He turns 80 on Monday, Could 24.

William C. Eckenberg/The New York Occasions/Redux

Bob Dylan, probably the most influential singers and songwriters of his era, celebrates his eightieth birthday on Monday, Could 24.

Dylan has offered greater than 125 million data throughout his profession, which has lasted almost 60 years, and he is nonetheless performing immediately. A few of his most well-known songs embrace “The Occasions They Are a-Changin’,” “Like a Rolling Stone” and “Blowin’ within the Wind.”

In 2008, Dylan received a Pulitzer Prize particular quotation for “his profound impression on standard music and American tradition, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic energy.” In 2016, Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for “having created new poetic expressions inside the nice American track custom.”

In December, Dylan offered his complete catalog of songs — greater than 600 — to the Common Music Publishing Group. The New York Occasions estimated the deal to be value greater than $300 million.

“It is no secret that the artwork of songwriting is the elemental key to all nice music, neither is it a secret that Bob is likely one of the very biggest practitioners of that artwork,” mentioned Sir Lucian Grainge, the CEO of Common Music Group. “Sensible and shifting, inspiring and delightful, insightful and provocative, his songs are timeless — whether or not they had been written greater than half a century in the past or yesterday.”

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