"BOB DYLAN’S BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND: A THEMATIC OVERVIEW"

Authors

S. Sindhu (Assistant Professor), Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore.

Abstract

In the 1960’s Bob Dylan emerged as a folk singer/songwriter in New York. Counter Culture, Political, racial, societal issues have been focused in his songs. Many celebrated artists were influenced by Bob Dylan in the 1960’s, 70s till date. Bob Dylan persistent creativity is his strength. He is addressed with the title “Voice of a generation” because of his protest songs. His artistic reputation is visible through his lyrics. His lyrics was written as well as performed and listened. Social revolution and changes were the issues in the 1960’s United States. People thought music as their outlet and considered protest songs as their support. Protest music became a driving force and influenced the American youth.