A New Survey Asks: Who Is Bob Dylan?
The answer, my friend, may surprise you. Not only was I surprised, I was saddened.
Minnesota born Bob Dylan just turned 70 and there was a lot of press surrounding such a lifetime milestone, but a new Rasmussen Reports survey shows that one third of Americans don’t know who Bob Dylan is.
The survey showed 40 percent of respondents are fans, ten percent love Dylan and his music, 25 percent say they know who he is, but aren’t fans, seven percent say they hate him and 37 percent say they don’t know who he is. HELLO?! What are they teaching these kids nowadays?
Meanwhile, an earlier survey asked about the Beatles and 66 percent of those polled say they’re fans of the Fab Four and 39 percent say they own at least one Beatles record.
For those who don’t know, Bob Dylan is one of the most influential songwriters of the 20th Century and he sang “All Along the Watchtower”, “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”, “Blowing in the Wind”, “Wanted Man”, “The Times They Are A-Changin'”, “Highway 61 Revisited”, “Tangled Up In Blue”, “Positively 4th Street”, “Like A Rolling Stone”, “Just Like A Woman”, and “Rainy Day Women”, just to name a few. Trust me. There are literally hundreds of other Bob Dylan songs you should familiarize yourself with. Also, watch the movie I’m Not There and get back to me.