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Blowin' out 70 candles for Dylan's birthday

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Blowin' out 70 candles for Dylan's birthday


Fans of Bob Dylan are celebrating the 70th birthday of one of rock’s giants.

It is a chance for many to look back at five decades of a career that has influenced millions musically and politically.

Details have emerged of an old interview from the 60s in which Dylan admitted to a heroin habit and said he had contemplated suicide.

Unlike many of his generation, Dylan has never stopped touring – although the quality of some of his live performances has come in for criticism.

That is unlikely to bother the thousands of fans around the globe who are organising special events to mark his birthday.

Amid the celebrations, what most will remember and pay tribute to is the musician, poet and artist whose work continues to inspire.

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