You simply can't afford to miss these legendary songs of Nobel Literature Prize winner Bob Dylan!

Bob Dylan, regarded as the voice of a generation for his influential songs from the 1960s onwards, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in a surprise decision that made him the only singer-songwriter to win the award.

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2016, 19:04 PM IST
You simply can't afford to miss these legendary songs of Nobel Literature Prize winner Bob Dylan!
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New Delhi: Bob Dylan, regarded as the voice of a generation for his influential songs from the 1960s onwards, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in a surprise decision that made him the only singer-songwriter to win the award.

The 75-year-old Dylan - who won the prize for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition" - now finds himself in the company of Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann and Rudyard Kipling as Nobel laureates.

The announcement was met with gasps in Stockholm`s stately Royal Academy hall, followed - unusually - by some laughter.

More than 50 years on, Dylan is still writing songs and is often on tour, performing his dense poetic lyrics, sung in a sometimes rasping voice that has been ridiculed by detractors.

Check out some of his best songs:

Blowing In The Wind

Mr Tambourine Man

Series Of Dreams

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Not Dark Yet

With this, he also takes home the eight million kronor ($906,000 or 822,000 euros) prize sum. 

(With inputs from agencies)