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Reeling in the Years

 

Bob Dylan is to be awarded the US MusiCares Person of the Year Award 2015 by President Jimmy Carter next month.

It is 53 years since Dylan’s eponymous first album was released in 1962 or, as an author has recently pointed out, just as long as the historical gap between that recording and Louis Bleriot’s first aeroplane crossing of the English Channel from Calais to Dover in July 1909.

Sources: Internet and Christopher Caldwell, The Spectator, 3 January 2015.
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