Bob Dylan, widely regarded as one of the most important songwriters and lyricists of the rock-and-roll era will turn 70 years old tomorrow.

If that doesn’t make the Baby Boomers feel old, nothing can. (John Lennon would have turned 70 last year, however).

The author of hundreds of songs (varying in quality from brilliant to tedious) and dozens of albums (also ranging in quality from brilliant to tedious), Dylan is the most influential voice in pop music of the past 50 years (after The Beatles).

Here is a selection of photos from Dylan’s spectacular career: