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Times they have changed: Twitter reacts to Bob Dylan winning the Nobel prize

Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday in a surprise decision that gave a singer-songwriter one of the world’s most prestigious cultural awards. Here’s how Twitter reacted.

Bob Dylan Updated: Oct 14, 2016 11:00 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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A customer browsing through a magazine with an image of Bob Dylan at a newsstand in Beijing.(AFP File Photo)

Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday in a surprise decision that gave a singer-songwriter one of the world’s most prestigious cultural awards.

Dylan’s songs — such as “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Masters of War,” “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall,” “The Times They Are a-Changin,” “Subterranean Homesick Blues” and “Like a Rolling Stone” — captured a spirit of rebellion, dissent and independence, and influenced multiple generations since the 1960s.

Twitter erupted with congratulatory messages for the legendary artiste, but even his diehard fans didn’t miss the opportunity to take a jibe at the surprise decision.

We’ve compiled here some of the more memorable reactions:

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First Published: Oct 13, 2016 18:57 IST