Like a Rolling Stone

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"Like a Rolling Stone" is a 1965 rock song by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Its confrontational lyrics originate in an extended piece of verse Dylan wrote in June 1965, when he returned exhausted from a grueling tour of England. After the lyrics were heavily edited, "Like a Rolling Stone" was recorded a few weeks later as part of the sessions for the forthcoming album Highway 61 Revisited.

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  • Satisfaction” was huge as Bob Dylan cut a new song with an electric band featuring Al Kooper (Dylan: “Turn that organ up!”) in New York on June 15. “Like A Rolling Stone” started out, according to Dylan, as ten pages long, “a rhythm thing on paper telling someone something they didn’t know, telling them they were lucky.” None of the musicians present had heard the song before, the performance was completely improvised, and it was immediately recognized as arguably Dylan’s most important, if not greatest, song.

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