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Tambourine Man

It was the 1960s in the world of music the folk-rock revolution began. It started when The Byrds came out with their debut album, Mr. Tambourine Man on June 21, 1965. The album was a smash hit and “Mr. Tambourine Man” became a number one single. The world of music now had an entirely new sound. Actually this was a Bob Dylan song and it also became the only Dylan song to hit number one on the U.S. pop charts. The Byrds embraced this song and with their very own kind of sound made it very popular indeed.

The folk sound would late influence lots of other groups. When Dylan heard what The Byrds had done to his song “Mr. Tambourine Man” his reaction was, “Wow, man, you can even dance to that!” On the day that The Byrds album was released on June 21, 1965, Dylan was in a recording studio in New York City finishing up his song “Like a Rolling Stone”. A month afterward he performed his controversial “Dylan goes electric” that is electric guitar performance at the Newport Folk Festival. The folk-rock sound had arrived and it was every bit worthwhile listening to.


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