An enduring cultural icon and lyricist who provided the soundtrack for a generation, Bob Dylan is one the most prolific singer-songwriters in the music industry. His songs and lyrics have inspired thousands of fans and earned him accolades, including most recently, a Nobel Prize.

Bob Dylan performs "Cry A While" at the 44th annual Grammy Awards, Feb. 27, 2002, in Los Angeles.
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