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Published:May 27th, 2011 12:05 EST

Legendary Artist Bob Dylan Turns 70: Happy Birthday!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Legendary troubadour Bob Dylan turned 70 on Tuesday and Rolling Stone magazine paid tribute with a cover story featuring the 70 greatest Dylan songs."


Birthday parties for Bob Dylan are taking place all over the world, an indication of the worldwide appeal and influence of the legendary artist.

I was a precious child, I was into Dylan before I was a teenager. I loved the sheer poetry of Dylan`s lyrics, his music instilled in me an appreciation for the magic and power of words.

My childhood hero still inspires me,his music is often playing as I write my essays.

Dylan has been a major figure in music for five decades, and he`s still relevant today. In 2006 the poet`s "Modern Times" album entered the US charts at number one, making him the oldest artist to top the charts.

The troubadour`s lyrics are quoted by judges and lawyers more than those of any other songwriter. But it isn`t just lawyers and intellectuals who quote Dylan, almost everybody has at one time or another quoted from the master.

Happy Birthday Bob Dylan, thousands, if not millions of us, are celebrating your birth by playing your records.

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