Saturday, December 01, 2012

Record #0193: Like a Rolling Stone / Gates of Eden – BOB DYLAN

Columbia 43346 (original) USA, Jul. 1965
Words & Music by:  Bob Dylan
Musicians:  Bob Dylan (vocals, harmonica and guitar); Side A – Bobby Gregg (drums), Joe Macho, Jr. (bass ), Mike Bloomfield (lead guitar), Paul Griffin (piano), Al Kooper (Hammond organ), Bruce Langhorne (tambourine)
Recording sessions:  Produced by Tom Wilson at Columbia Studio A, New York, NY; Side A – Jun. 15. & 16.; Side B – Jan. 15, 1965
Highest chart positions: US #2, UK #4, Canada #3, Ireland #9, Netherlands #9, Germany #13

"Like a Rolling Stone" is the #1 song in Rolling Stone Magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. If you read the article here, you’ll learn (among other things) how the song links with Hank Williams’ “Lost Highway”, which I posted here yesterday.

This is definitely one of the biggest classics of the 60’s and there is an abundance of information available about it. Here’s the Wikipedia page. 

Gates Of Eden” was recorded in one take, just before the first take of “Mr. Tambourine Man”

List price:  Very Good+ $10, Near Mint $20

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