Dylan

16th June 1965, Bob Dylan recorded ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City, in the sessions for the forthcoming ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ album. Session musicians included Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, whose Hammond organ on ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ became one of rock’s most recognizable sounds. More on Bob Dylan: […]

9th June 1964, During an evening session Bob Dylan recorded Mr. Tambourine Man at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City. This was the first session for the Another Side Of Bob Dylan, which saw Dylan recording fourteen original compositions that night. The Byrds later recorded a version of Mr. Tambourine Man that was released […]

Bob Dylan was playing a concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 27, 1966. Before the concert, The Beatles stopped by Bob’s dressing room. Paul McCartney was hoping a new song they had written would impress Dylan. The song Paul played him would eventually become “Tomorrow Never Knows.” Dylan listened a bit and then […]

Happy Birthday to Bob Dylan, born on 24 May 1941. To celebrate his birthday we have our first This Day in Music book out – Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There. More than 300 fans, friends and colleagues tell their stories of seeing, knowing and working with Bob Dylan from his hometown of […]

We are very pleased to announce that our new book Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There is now available as a Kindle download (print version is out on 24th May). More than 400 fans, friends and colleagues tell their stories of seeing, knowing and working with Bob Dylan from his hometown of Hibbing […]

16th May 1964, Bob Dylan made his first major concert UK appearance when he played at the Royal Festival Hall in London with an afternoon show listed as a ‘Folksong Concert’. Dylan’s 18-song set included the live debut of Mr. Tambourine Man and took place on a Sunday afternoon. In the interval, Dylan received a […]

3rd May 2009, Bob Dylan went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Together Through Life’ his seventh UK No.1 album. It was the singer, songwriter’s 33rd studio album, he last topped the UK chart with ‘New Morning’ in 1970. His first No.1 in 1964, was ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’. Dylan now held the […]

Bob Dylan was a little ahead of the ‘music video’ trend when, on May 8, 1965, he got the idea to make a short film of his single “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” He was filming what would become the documentary “Don’t Look Back” when the idea hit him. Bob decided to make a short film of […]

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9th April 1969, Bob Dylan released his ninth studio album Nashville Skyline, which embraced country music. With liner notes by Johnny Cash, (who also appeared on the record), at the time of release it was dismissed by some critics as lightweight, but included ‘Lay, Lady, Lay’, a major hit single for Dylan. The album also […]


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