Within just the last half of the 20th century, music has become democratized. Available to everyone and found in virtually all homes, the spread of music has brought us all new talents, new rules and new practices.
Here are 8 moments that changed the course of music history.
In 2016, the Nobel Academy chose to attribute its famous prize in literature to American musician and poet, Bob Dylan. Celebrating his 75th birthday this year, Dylan was chosen for having “created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."
Much controversy has surrounded this decision. The Nobel Prize in Literature rewards the work of an artist who has elevated the art to a higher standard, via words and a writing instrument. Dylan is the first musician to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature since its inception in 1901 and joins other prestigious winners including Rudyard Kipling, Albert Camus and John Steinbeck.