Obama honours Bob Dylan

Daily Telegraph, May 30, 2012

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama honoured Bob Dylan with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor, at the White House, the Daily Telegraph reported. The 71-year-old Dylan, who has written more than 600 songs and won 11 Grammys, was described as a "modern-day troubadour" and "one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century".

In addition to Dylan and novelist Toni Morrison, Mr Obama awarded the prize to astronaut and former senator John Glenn, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former Israeli President Shimon Peres.