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Fans welcome Dylan Nobel award

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 00:51

Bob Dylan fans at a concert by the singer songwriter in Las Vegas applaud the decision to award him the Nobel Prize for Literature. Paul Chapman reports.

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The decision to make Bob Dylan the first singer-songwriter to get the Nobel Prize for Literature hasn't pleased everyone. But fans leaving his show in Las Vegas on Thursday night were all for it. (SOUNDBITE)(English) NAYA PERSAUD, CONCERT GOER FROM SEDONA, ARIZONA, SAYING: "I think his music has impacted generations and has lasted for a while." (SOUNDBITE)(English) BILL JONES, CONCERT GOER FROM LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, SAYING: "He relates to people and their emotions, he's a storyteller, basically, a balladeer." (SOUNDBITE)(English) KEVIN REID, CONCERT GOER FROM LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, SAYING: "I was with some people I work with, they said why is Bob Dylan getting that? It's because he's a poet and he's written hundred and hundreds of songs." The award's being welcomed by some well-known authors like Salman Rushdie. Others are decidedly underwhelmed, even from the grave. The late novelist Norman Mailer once said: "If Dylan's a poet, I'm a basketball player."

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Fans welcome Dylan Nobel award

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 00:51