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“Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan

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    “Like a Rolling Stone” is a folk rock song recorded Bob Dylan.

    Rolling Stone Top 500: Like a Rolling Stone was selected number one (1) in Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in December 9, 2004. See Rolling Stone.

    Song Title: “Like a Rolling Stone”
    Artist: Bob Dylan
    Genre: folk rock
    Composer: Copyright © Bob Dylan
    Lead Vocals: Bob Dylan
    Lead Guitar: Mike Bloomfield (Telecaster)
    Rhythm Guitar: Bob Dylan
    Piano: Paul Griffin
    Organ: Al Kooper (Hammond)
    Bass: Russ Savakus
    Drums: Bobby Gregg
    Percussion: Bruce Langhorne (tambourine)
    Harmonica: Bob Dylan
    Producer: Tom Wilson
    Recorded: June 15-16, 1965, Columbia Records Studio A, 799 Seventh Avenue, New York City, New York
    Released: July 20, 1965 (Columbia)
    United States chart position: 12 weeks, peak #2 Billboard Hot 100
    United Kingdon chart position: #4

    Summary quotation from Wikipedia: “Like a Rolling Stone” is a 1965 song by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Its confrontational lyrics originate in an extended piece of verse Dylan wrote in June 1965, when he returned from a grueling tour of England, exhausted. After the lyrics were heavily edited, “Like a Rolling Stone” was recorded a few weeks later as part of the sessions for the forthcoming album Highway 61 Revisited. During a difficult two-day preproduction, Dylan struggled to find the essence of the song, which was demoed without success in 3/4 time. A breakthrough was made when it was tried in a rock music format, and rookie session musician Al Kooper improvised the organ riff for which the track is known. However, Columbia Records was unhappy with both the song’s length at over six minutes and its heavy electric sound, and was hesitant to release it. It was only when a month later a copy was leaked to a new popular music club and heard by influential DJs that the song was put out as a single. Although radio stations were reluctant to play such a long track, “Like a Rolling Stone” reached number two in the US charts and became a worldwide hit. —from Wikipedia (the Wikipedia:Text of Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License applies to Wikipedia’s block of text and possible accompanying picture, along with any alterations, transformations, and/or building upon Wikipedia’s original text that BluesinPublic applied to this block of text)

 
     

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