Bob Dylan to perform in Trinh Cong Son tribute

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Legendary American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is due to fly to Vietnam in April for a performance as part of his Asian tour, the Saigon Tiep Thi newspaper said Saturday.

The 70-year-old folk-rock icon will perform at HCMC-based Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT) on April 10 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of Trinh Cong Son, Vietnam's most popular composer.

The show, titled "Bob Dylan tribute to Trinh Cong Son", is expected to attract around 10,000 fans.

Son, widely considered one of the most salient figures of modern Vietnamese music with more than 600 compositions, has been dubbed the "Vietnamese Bob Dylan" for his anti-war songs.

Bob Dylan, with talents ranging from singing and songwriting to playing the guitar and piano, has won numerous awards including Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Awards.

His "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the civil rights and anti-war movements.

Dylan was named among the 100 most influential people of the 20th century by the Time Magazine in 1999.

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