One of the most prolific artists of the 20th Century, Bob Dylan is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who rose to recognition as a fixture of New York City's folk scene during the 1960s. With politically-charged lyrics and an unconventional approach to folk and pop music, he became an influential figure of the counterculture in the US while he documented the nation's social unrest through his songs. Though he invited criticism by using electronic instruments to create his brand of folk, his revolutionary songwriting style, particularly on the celebrated single "Like A Rolling Stone," and his fearless combinations of rock and roll, blues, gospel, jazz, and traditional folk shaped the nature of popular culture and continues to hold weight in today's protean music world.
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