Bob Dylan is one of the most popular folk musicians of all time and one of the most important musicians of the counterculture era, providing several influential and iconic songs including Like a Rolling Stone and The Times They Are A-Changin'. He is universally considered one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time, arriving during an era in which people sought out such music. Other acts popular at the time include Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Simon and Garfunkel, and Buffalo Springfield. He has been a phenomenal success, with many of his albums being certified. He had several hit singles, most of them top tens. He has an Oscar. He has a Golden Globe. He has numerous Grammys. He has a Nobel Prize for Literature. He has the National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He was given the Legion of Honor. He was inducted his first year of eligibility. His original backing group was The Band. Folk group The Byrds was noted for covering several of his songs. He tried to go electric once only to be negatively received. Dylan was a part of the charity supergroup USA for Africa. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan has been played in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. His Knockin' on Heaven's Door would be successfully covered by Eric Clapton and Guns N Roses. His Blowin' in the Wind was most popularly covered by folk trio Peter, Paul, and Mary. He participated in the Woodstock silver anniversary concert. He was inducted by hard rock musician Bruce Springsteen.

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