Bob Dylan set to be awarded France’s Legion d’Honneur

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U.S. musician Bob Dylan (R) performs on the second day of the Hop Farm Music Festival in Paddock Wood, Kent June 30, 2012. REUTERS/ Ki Price (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)PARIS (Reuters) – American singer Bob Dylan may soon be awarded France's highest distinction, the Legion d'Honneur, after his nomination was reportedly first tossed out over his marijuana use and opposition to the Vietnam War. The green light given by the Legion d'Honneur's council means France's minister of culture may soon decorate Dylan – a symbol of 1960s counterculture – with the five-pointed star of the top "Chevalier" order. He would join the ranks of singers such as Britain's Paul McCartney and France's Charles Aznavour to be so honoured. …