Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Dylan gets Pulitzer Prize for his songwriting

Bob Dylan became the first rock / folk musician to receive the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for his songwriting.

He received the honorary Pulitzer for his "profound impact on popular music and American culture" and his "lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power" was also recognised.

This marks the first time a rock musician have been honoured (classical music and jazz artists have received the award in the past).

More here or here for example.

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