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05.01.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
In 2007 the Library of Congress inaugurated an award called the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Its first recipient, Paul Simon, is uncontroversial until you think about whom else might have won in that debut year. Without Bob Dylan�s example, Simon might have enjoyed a career as a pop tunesmith in the Brill Building or published a poem or two. He�s unlikely to have gone as far if Dylan hadn�t ...