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Dylan’s Dog

May 29, 2012

The Presidential Medal of Freedom recognizes those individuals who have made “an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors”.  Today President Barack Obama awarded this honorary medal to Bob Dylan and 12 others.  Here is a photo from the New York Daily News:

President Barack Obama awarding Bob Dylan the Freedom Award

President Barack Obama awarding Bob Dylan the Freedom Award, 29 May 2012

The official announcement of the Whitehouse gives details for all recipients.  About Bob Dylan, recently turned 71 years old, they said:

Bob Dylan
One of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century, Dylan released his first album in 1962.  Known for his rich and poetic lyrics, his work had considerable influence on the civil rights movement of the 1960s and has had significant impact on American culture over the past five decades.  He has won 11 Grammys, including a lifetime achievement award.  He was named a Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Art et des Lettres and has received a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation.  Dylan was awarded the 2009 National Medal of Arts.  He has written more than 600 songs, and his songs have been recorded more than 3,000 times by other artists.  He continues recording and touring around the world today.

For those who wish to look back I found this picture, going back to the 1980’s (?) of Bob Dylan in his studio, with his dog:

Bob Dylan in studio with his dog, 1980's (?) (Photo by David Michael Kennedy)

Bob Dylan in studio with his dog, 1980’s (?) (Photo by David Michael Kennedy)

Oh, how time flies.

Have a nice day,

Rita the dog [ignore video ad, if any, immediately below]