I’ve been listening to Bob Dylan since I was in high school. Without Dylan I might never have found the nerve to try my hand at performing solo in college coffee houses, his songs making up a portion of my repertoire. There is nothing I can write about this living legend that hasn’t been stated by others more proficient at wordsmithing than I. Suffice it to say Bob Dylan has been the single biggest influence on my contemporary music appreciation than any other artist or band, including the Beatles.
At the risk of sounding like a eulogy derived from an IBM commercial, love may fade and time may pass, but your music and your message endure. They will remain a part of me forever. Happy 75th birthday, Bob!