Patti Smith sings at Bob Dylan’s Nobel Tribute
Legendary musician Patti Smith delivered a heart-felt performance of Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s Gonna A-Gonna Fall,” at Dylan’s Nobel Prize tribute, in Stockholm. She was so nervous she stumbled and forgot the words, needing to start over, which greatly endeared her to the crowd. Audience members, including prominent dignitaries from around the world, were visibly moved, some to tears, by the music, and Smith’s sincere emotion and vulnerability. Bob Dylan, who chose not to attend the award ceremony and related festivities, won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, for his life’s work as a singer-song writer with a strong poetic bent.
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