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>“Mr. Tambourine Man” is a song written and performed by Bob Dylan and featured on his 1965 album Bringing It All Back Home, produced by Tom Wilson. After Dylan wrote it, he produced a demo in December of 1964, which The Byrds’ version is based on. It was a number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 by The Byrds, recorded on January 20, 1965, before the release of Dylan’s own version. The single arrived in the shops on April 12, 1965, and was later included on their debut album, Mr. Tambourine Man, released around the time the single topped the charts. The album brought the folk rock sound into mainstream American consciousness.

The song as sung by The Byrds is #79 on Rolling Stone’s list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. As sung by Bob Dylan it is listed as #106 on the same list. It was one of three songs to place twice, with “Walk This Way” by both Aerosmith and Run-DMC with Perry and Tyler, and “Blue Suede Shoes” by both Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.

The Original – Bob Dylan

Great Cover – The Byrds

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