22 May '11, 3am

Legendary singer, songwriter, poet, artist and actor Bob Dylan turns 70 this week

LOS ANGELES - MUSIC icon Bob Dylan turns 70 this week with stars lining up to pay tribute to the 1960s folk-protest singer turned enigmatic rock legend, still touring after half a century. Dubbed the 'voice of a generation' for anthems like The Times they Are a-Changin' and the poet laureate of folk for Hey Mr. Tambourine Man and others, Dylan shows no signs of slowing down as he enters his eighth decade. 'He's an inspiration, really, to us all, beyond even the songwriting, because he's always trying to go somewhere new. I love the man,' said Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, no spring chicken himself. U2 frontman Bono said the young Dylan was way ahead of his time. 'The tumble of words, images, ire and spleen... shapeshifts easily into music forms 10 or 20 years away, like punk, grunge or hip-hop,' he wrote in Rolling Stone magazine. It is not clear how Dylan will ...

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