Disgruntled fans rejected Dylan in 1979, but a new boxed set of his live recordings reveals a new take on gospel music, fired by a rocking fervor.
The songwriting icon did not attend the ceremony, but he has announced he will play three shows in Sweden as part of his upcoming European tour.
Ernest Hemingway and Theodore Roosevelt also accepted the award in absentia.
The most sung song since “Happy Birthday.”
This early profile "threw Dylan into a depression for months," according to the songwriter's biographer.
While picking up an award the musician takes stock.
We played Bob Dylan’s Frank Sinatra tribute to a bunch of fathers. They hated it.