American musician Bob Dylan.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan came to Greenwich Village in January 1961 and was signed to Columbia Records by September. Hailed as a folksinging prophet by 1963, he was called “Judas” at a concert in Manchester in 1966 for using electric instruments. About “Blowin’ in the Wind” Dylan said, “I didn’t really know if that was a good or bad song. It felt right. But I didn’t know if it had any anthemic quality or anything.” Rolling Stone lists Bob Dylan No. 2 among the 100 greatest artists of all time, between the Beatles at No. 1 and Elvis at No. 3. On tour in 2009, standing in the rain in the front yard of a house in Long Branch, New Jersey, he was mistaken for a vagrant; a resident phoned police about an “eccentric-looking old man” in the neighborhood.

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