Year 1965: Bob Dylan records single "Like a Rolling Stone"

Bob Dylan (1941- ) is a folk-rock singer and songwriter known for his songs on social and political issues. He moved to New York from Minnesota in 1960 to meet his idol Woody Guthrie and began writing songs. He received rave reviews and soon became a solid figure in the ‘60s protest movement. During this period, his romantic involvement with the famous singer Joan Baez took his career further to greater heights. By 1964, Dylan had been playing at 200 concerts annually and had composed "Blowin' in the Wind" and “The Times They Are A-Changin'”- songs that still make him a favourite in pop culture.

He recorded “Like a Rolling Stone” after a grueling tour and the song went on to become the most acclaimed song of all time, as per the statistical records of Acclaimed Music. Since then, Dylan has explored genres like rock, traditional pop, country, blues and folk. Notwithstanding the numerous awards for his music, Dylan has also received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016 "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

Here is an audio recording of his song "Blowing in the Wind".