Bob Dylan The First Rockstar in American Academy of Arts and Letters
"The board of directors considered the diversity of his work and acknowledged his iconic place in the American culture," said executive director Virginia Dajani, speaking to the Associated Press.
"Bob Dylan is a multi-talented artist whose work so thoroughly crosses several disciplines that it defies categorization." Other honorary members of the Academy include Woody Allen, Meryl Streep and Martin Scorsese.
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