Trying to encapsulate the life and career of Bob Dylan was an almost futile undertaking of journalists and biographers for well over five decades. As one of the most prolific and often imitated musical artists of the second half of the 20th century, Dylan remained throughout his career an elusive and often confounding talent; one not easily pigeonholed, dissected or even interviewed. But Dylan - even during long periods of artistic decline - retained his mantle as one of rock music's most indomitable figures, crossing generations by earning legions of new fans, while influencing countless musicians from Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles to Sheryl Crow and 10,000 Maniacs. Songs like "Blowin' in the Wind," "The Times They Are A-Changin'" and "Like a Rolling Stone" moved beyond being mere hits. They entered into our musical lexicon as part of American language and culture, making Dylan a bona fide music legend.