Bob Dylan

Considered by many to be the greatest songwriter of all-time as well as the most influential artist in modern music history, Bob Dylan began as a folk singer and was heavily influenced by the likes of Woody Guthrie. His songs became anthems of the American anti-war and civil rights movements, and Dylan was labelled as the “voice of a generation”. After his first album bombed commercially, the two that followed, The Freewheelin’ and The Times They Are A-Changin’, propelled Dylan firmly into American consciousness.

For more than 50 years, Dylan has continued his legendary career, and his influence is immeasurable. John Lennon revealed that The Freewhelin’ convinced The Beatles to write narrative-driven songs rather than just teen pop songs. Despite all this, Dylan has never had a number one single, reaching second place on two occasions with Like A Rolling Stone and Rainy Day Women #12 & 35.

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10 Legendary Artists That Never Had a Number One Hit
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