Song of the Day: The Byrds – “Mr. Tambourine Man”

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On this day in 1965, The Byrds hit at No.1 on the UK singles chart with this version of Bob Dylan’s classic. The Byrds’ version of the song is credited with stirring the growth of folk rock, which was the term given by the U.S. music press to describe the band’s sound. This version was also the first Dylan song to reach No. 1 on any pop chart.

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One comment on “Song of the Day: The Byrds – “Mr. Tambourine Man”
  1. I was there…I was 9~years old. And of course, i thought it was magic. For one thing, i thought THEY wrote it! I didn’t know who Bob Zimmerman was.(Dylan). ~BUT~ i knew that they were boys once. And when i grew~up, i could do what THEY were doing, too!

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