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    Wed, 20 Mar 2013 13:06:02

    Bob Dylan Voted to American Academy of Arts + Letters - He is the first rocker to achieve such an honor

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    • Bob Dylan - NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: Bob Dylan's original working autograph manuscript of 'A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall' shown at the press preview 'A Rock & Roll History: Presley To Punk' at Sotheby's on June 20, 2014 in New York City.
    • Bob Dylan - NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: The most popular manuscript ever to apper at auction, Bob Dylan's original hand written lyrics for the 1965 epic 'Like A Rolling Stones', shown at the press preview 'A Rock & Roll History: Presley To Punk' at Sotheby's on June 20, 2014 in New York City.
    • Bob Dylan - NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: The most popular manuscript ever to apper at auction, Bob Dylan's original hand written lyrics for the 1965 epic 'Like A Rolling Stones', shown at the press preview 'A Rock & Roll History: Presley To Punk' at Sotheby's on June 20, 2014 in New York City.

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    American singer and folk poet Bob Dylan has become the first rock artist voted into the elite American Academy of Arts and Letters.

    Executive Director Virginia Dajani said that officials couldn't decide whether he belonged for his words or for his music, so they settled on making him an honorary member. "The board of directors considered the diversity of his work and acknowledged his iconic place in the American culture," Dajani said. "Bob Dylan is a multi-talented artist whose work so thoroughly crosses several disciplines that it defies categorization."

    Congrats, Bobby!

    Dylan will be inducted in May.

    What is your favorite Bob Dylan song of all time?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    03.20.13



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