Bob Dylan may not have been the most talented singer of the 1960's, but he was definitely the most influential in terms of political artistry. Not only was he one of the greatest lyricists of our time, but he possessed a voice that stood for the generation. He wasn't preoccupied with success or popularity, he simply wanted to play music. And his music conveyed the message that young Americans can have a strong voice that should be heard. He was a poet at heart, with passion and perseverance. I don't see how anyone can say he wasn't influential!!