Bob Dylan has been presented with the Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama yesterday.
The Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian honour the US has to offer and was awarded to a total of 13 recipients (including Dylan) during yesterday’s ceremony at the White House.
In regards to Dylan winning the award and his historic musical legacy, President Obama said the 73-year-old songwriter has left an invaluable indent on both the political and musical scenes.
“No one sets out to win it… What sets these men and women apart is the incredible impact they have had on so many people. They have moved us with their words, they have inspired us with their actions”, President Obama reportedly said.
“There is not a bigger giant in the history of American music. All these years later, he’s still chasing that sound, still searching for a little bit of truth. And I have to say that I am a really big fan”, he said.