Bob Dylan's Medal of Freedom
April 30, 2012, 10:51 am
Bob Dylan will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the New York Times reports. The songwriter will be given the highest civilian honor awarded by the United States along with author Toni Morrison, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, astronaut John Glenn and former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
DYLAN'S MEDAL OF FREEDOM
Dylan, who released his first album 50 years ago in March 1962, was one of 13 people chosen for the award. He was praised by the White House as being among "the most influential American musicians of the 20th century", for "his rich and poetic lyrics" and for work that has "had considerable influence on the civil rights movement of the 60s and has had significant impact on American culture over the last five decades" The New York Times
A random find in the below video. A 1964 Newport Festival moment.