Bob Dylan released his eighth LP “John Wesley Harding” on Dec. 27, 1967. This re…

Written by on December 27, 2017


Bob Dylan released his eighth LP “John Wesley Harding” on Dec. 27, 1967. This record marked Dylan’s return to acoustic music and traditional roots, after three albums of electric rock music.

The album was well received by critics and enjoyed solid sales, reaching #2 on the US charts and topping the UK charts. The commercial performance was considered remarkable considering that Dylan had kept Columbia from releasing the album with much promotion or publicity. Less than three months after its release, John Wesley Harding was certified gold by the RIAA.

“All Along the Watchtower” became one of his most popular songs after it was recorded by Jimi Hendrix the following year.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 301 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

How long did it take for you to realize that “All Along the Watchtower” was not written by Hendrix?

Happy 50th Birthday to the LP “John Wesley Harding”!!




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