Like A Rolling Stone
Bob Dylan
Dylan 1965 Like A Rolling Stone 45

Once upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?

1965
2
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • ranks No. 1 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1965
  • peaked at No. 3 on the UK Singles chart in 1965
  • single released: July 20, 1965
  • from Bob Dylan's sixth studio album, Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
  • Dylan's first million-selling single and his biggest hit
  • on the record:
       Bob Dylan - vocals, guitar
       Mike Bloomfield - lead guitar
       Al Kooper - Hammond organ
       Paul Griffin - piano
       Joe Macho, Jr. - bass
       Bobby Gregg - drums
  • the beginning of "Like A Rolling Stone" was described by Bruce Springsteen as "the snare shot that sounded like somebody'd kicked open the door to your mind"
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • written by Bob Dylan; the lyrics were based on a 24-page short story Dylan had written about a debutante who becomes a loner when she falls out of high society
  • produced by Tom Wilson
  • recorded in Studio A of Columbia Records, New York City, NY
  • length- 6:09

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