In Honor Of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize, Here Are 6 Dylan Songs Made Famous By Others

Bob Dylan’s lyrical prowess has never been kept secret or overlooked, and the Nobel Committee just honored the prolific singer-songwriter with the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.

While the win has kicked up some controversy in literary circles, it’s easy to argue that Dylan’s songwriting stands at the helm of his success. Very few artists adjust to the ebb and flow of musical tides quite like he’s done since the early ’60s. Fewer still pen lines that never lose their consequence or relevance in changing times.

His strange, relentless cadence is instantly recognizable. His iconic tracks continue to fill coffee shops, ride on radio waves, and fly in the face of generational difference. But sometimes, mastery is found in the last place you’d think to look. To honor his Nobel Prize win, let’s leave no stone unturned. Here are six Bob Dylan songs made famous by other artists.

1. “Wagon Wheel” — Old Crow Medicine Show

Dylan wrote what is now the chorus of this country-tinged favorite and ultimately scrapped it. Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show built it out with verses and released the final version of the track in 2013.

2. “The Mighty Quinn” — Manfred Mann

Dyan wrote and recorded “The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo)” in 1967. The following year, Manfred Mann released a cover that charted well in the United Kingdom. In 1970, the original version was added to Dylan’s “Self Portrait.”

3. “All Along the Watchtower” — Jimi Hendrix

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Although Dylan’s original version is one of his most beloved songs, Jimi Hendrix gave it new life with his cover, which made it onto the guitar legend’s 1968 “Electric Ladyland.”

4. “Make You Feel My Love” — Adele

Fans go crazy when vocal powerhouse Adele performs her rendition of “Make You Feel My Love,” but she always gives Bob Dylan due credit. He wrote the song in 1997.

5. “Love is Just a Four Letter Word” — Joan Baez

Baez effectively helped Dylan get his career off the ground in the ’60s by covering his work, but this cover of “Love is Just a Four Letter Word” gained the most traction in 1968.

6. “Mr. Tambourine Man” — The Byrds

While it’s one of Bob Dylan’s most popular songs, the track didn’t make it to number one on the charts until The Byrds covered it. That being said, both versions did receive Grammys.

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To learn more about Bob Dylan’s historic win, you can read this announcement from the New York Times.

(via Mic)

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This Street Performer Has The Tiniest, Most Devoted Audience Ever

I’ve seen so many street performers that, sometimes, they seem to blend together.

But this guy? He’s clearly got something special going for him…

When he started playing his guitar for local passersby, the man was surprised when a few guests stopped to really enjoy the entire show. Just take a look at who relished in his sweet tunes…if you need a pick-me-up, this is sure to brighten your day!

They’re hypnotized by his music. How cute is that?!

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Simon Was Already Smitten With This Mom, But Watch What Happens When She Sings!

For 37-year-old mother Rachael Wooding, taking the stage at “Britain’s Got Talent” should have been a piece of cake. She had a long history of singing in musical theater, after all. But, when she stood up in front of millions of viewers, no one would have blamed her for being a bit nervous.

When she opened her mouth, though, her version of “With You” from the movie “Ghost” was so magical, it took everyone’s breath away.

Given Simon’s affection for Rachael, it’s hard not to agree that this woman truly has talent!

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Reindeer Herder Blows The Judges Away With His Song On Sweden’s Got Talent.

When 26-year-old Jon Henrik Fjallgren stepped onto the stage of Sweden’s Got Talent, no one really knew what to expect. Dressed in the traditional clothing of the indigenous Sami people, this reindeer herder from Sweden sang a traditional Sami form of song known as a “joik.” Jon composed the song himself and dedicated it to his best friend, Daniel, who tragically died in an accident a few years ago.

Jon stunned the whole audience as he began to sing. Everyone was moved by the beauty of what they heard. The song doesn’t have any actual lyrics, but it really didn’t need any lyrics since everyone could feel the emotion.

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(Source: Talang Sverige)

Jon had a tough life; he was first born in a small village in Colombia and later moved to an orphanage. Jon was eventually adopted by a Swedish Sami family and became part of a reindeer herding community. Jon was often bullied as a child because he had darker skin and was not born a Sami. His tough past, along with the death of his best friend, clearly had a huge influence in his emotional music.

Jon went on to win Sweden’s Got Talent. He clearly deserved the victory.

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