Bob Dylan tops charts 38 years after previous number one 

Monday May 4, 2009

Nearly four decades after topping the British album charts with New Morning, 67-year-old folk legend Bob Dylan has scored another number one disc.  
Together Through Life, his 53rd album, beat off competition from younger rivals such as Lily Allen, Lady GaGa and Beyonce, meaning the American singer now holds the record for the longest gap between solo number ones.   
The troubadour, whose first chart-topper was The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, wrested the record from Tom Jones.  

The Welsh wonder's 1999 comeback, Reload, topped the UK chart more than 31 years after Delilah reached the top in 1968.
Bob's work is finding fans with a younger generation thanks to widespread media exposure.

One instance of this was the Co-op's decision to use Blowin' In The Wind for a recent advert

Photo: ę Rex

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