Today, the legendary classic singer Bob Dylan has turned 80 and the world has come out to social media to wish Dylan on his birthday. The winner of Academy Awards, Grammy Awards and Nobel Prize of Literature, Bob has been loved by many and the tribute paid by people says it all.
To celebrate his birthday and wish him well, Michael D. Higgins, the President of Ireland, paid a tribute to the artist in a letter. He praised his musical and political achievements, referencing the poem “Michael” by William Wordsworth. The official Twitter handle of President of Ireland tweeted the letter and wrote, “Message from President Higgins to Bob Dylan, on the occasion of the singer-songwriter’s birthday.”
Message from President Higgins to Bob Dylan, on the occasion of the singer-songwriter's birthday. pic.twitter.com/2c75EU2a77
— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) May 24, 2021
Other than that, the rock band U2 also took it to twitter to wish the legend. They wrote, “Give it up for the alchemist. Happy Birthday Bob Dylan… Bono”
Give it up for the alchemist
Happy birthday Bob Dylan
— U2 (@U2) May 24, 2021
The newly Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Carole Kings wished Bob Dylan and wrote, “ Happy 80th birthday @bobdylan! Right behind you.”
— Carole King (@Carole_King) May 24, 2021
Actor and comedian Connor Ratliff tweeted to wish Dylan and shared his experience of how he felt listening to Dylan’s music. Connor wrote, “I remember when Good As I Been To You was released in 1992; I was in high school & @bobdylan felt ANCIENT to me. He was only 6 years older than I am now, some of his best work was still ahead of him.”
Meanwhile, the Canadian drummer, author and radio host Jeremy Taggart wrote, “Happy Birthday to the man who never did it the same way twice, a true master of mysterious inoculation, Bob Dylan.”
Born on 24th May 1941, Bob Dylan has been a major musical figure in pop culture. He gave some of the legendary songs including “Things Have Changed”, “Gotta Serve Somebody”, “Cold Irons Bound”, “Somebody Baby” and many more. Above all, in 2016, Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”
Certainly, Bob Dylan is one of the legendary artists to ever exist, and the whole world took the opportunity to wish him on his 80th birthday.