Bob Dylan is given Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama
The legendary Bob Dylan has been granted a Medal Of Freedom by his adoring fan, Barack Obama. Dylan was granted the award during a ceremony at the White House, along with a number of other civilians.
"By the time he was 23, Bob's voice, with its weight, its unique, gravelly power was redefining not just what music sounded like, but the message it carried and how it made people feel," said Obama. "Today, everybody from Bruce Springsteen to U2 owes Bob a debt of gratitude." The President also claimed that: "I remember in college listening to Bob Dylan and my world opening up because he captured something about this country that was so vital."
With the singer apparently releasing a new album later this year, this marks a key acknowledgement of one of the most important men in the development of popular music. We hope that the future brings many more exciting developments for the singer!
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