Bob freed your mind the way Elvis freed your body. He showed us that just because music was innately physical did not mean that it was anti-intellectual. He had the vision and the talent to make a pop record that contained the whole world.
Bruce Springsteen (b. 1949), U.S. rock musician. speech, Jan. 20, 1988, at the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner, New York City. The Dylan Companion, pt. 8, eds. Elizabeth Thomson and David Gutman (1990).