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Who are some famous songwriters?

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Bob Dylan, John Lenon, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen and Paul McCartney are some famous songwriters. LAWeekly.com and RollingStone.com compiled lists of the top 20 singer-songwriters and top 100 greatest songwriters of all time, respectively, with Bob Dylan taking the number one position on both lists.

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Born on May 24, 1941, Bob Dylan is one of the best-selling and most influential musical artists of all time. His songs, such as “The Times They Are a-Changin” and “Blowin' in the Wind,” were national anthems of the American anti-war and civil rights movements. He has won numerous awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. “All Along the Watchtower,” “All the Tired Horses,” “As I Went Out One Morning” and “Beyond Here Lies Nothin'” are some popular songs written by Bob Dylan.

Born on Oct. 9, 1940, John Lenon found fame as a founding member of the most commercially successful band in popular music history, The Beatles. “Working Class Hero,” “Give Peace a Chance” and “Imagine” are some of the most popular solo songs of John Lenon. He also wrote many successful songs with his fellow band member Paul McCartney, who also ranks among the top songwriters of all time.

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