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Best Sellers From The ’60s: Bob Dylan’s “Blonde On Blonde”

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Bob Dylan, February 2011 (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Considered [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bob Dylan[/lastfm]’s masterwork, Blonde on Blonde was an expansive two-album, 72-minute set released in 1966.

“The closest I ever got to the sound I hear in my head,” Dylan, who turns 70 today, once said about Blonde On Blonde.

Blonde On Blonde was recorded in Nashville in early 1966 using a phalanx of the city’s best session players, as well as long-time Dylan associates [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Al Kooper[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Robbie Robertson[/lastfm]. With producer Bob Johnston and his session musicians attending to the music, Dylan focused on lyric-writing, much of which were written during breaks in recoding sessions.

The result ranged from silly (“Leopard-Skin Pill Box Hat”) to poignant (“Just Like a Woman”) and everything in between. His mastery in full force, it was a mix of blues, country, folk and rock that laid the groundwork for modern Americana and still stands as a template today.

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  • RainbowRay

    I enjoy that song! Terrific piece of music from Dylan! Think of Fiona when I hear this song!!

    ????? (Where is RainbowRay Fiona and where is the ten bucks he owes you?? HA! HA!) Kidding!)

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