Dylan, Bob

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A twentieth-century American folksinger and songwriter (see folk music). His music, with its strong note of social protest, was especially popular during the 1960s, when he wrote songs such as “Blowin' in the Wind,” “The Times They Are A-Changin',” and “Like a Rolling Stone.”

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