Bob Dylan Honored at MusiCares by Neil Young, CSN, Willie Nelson & Others
Bob Dylan was named MusiCares Person of the Year by the Recording Academy last night in Los Angeles.
Neil Young closed the night with "Blowin' in the Wind."
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From Springsteen, Neil Young, Others Pay Tribute to Bob Dylan By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer:
After accepting his award from former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, the singer-songwriter went on to speak for 40 minutes, scrolling through page after page of his written speech.
"I'm glad for my songs to be honored like this. But, you know, they didn't get here themselves. It's been a long road and it's taken a lot of doing," he said.
Dylan's speech ranged from him reciting his own lyrics to thanking Peter, Paul and Mary for covering "Blowin' In the Wind" and making the song a pop hit. He also addressed his critics.
"Critics have been giving me a hard time since day one. Critics say I can't sing, I croak, sound like frog. Why don't critics say the same thing about Tom Waits?" as the audience laughed. "Critics say my voice is shot. That I have no voice. Why don't they say those things about Leonard Cohen? Why do I get special treatment?"