Like A Rolling Stone Introduction
About the Song
|Artist||Bob Dylan||Musician(s)||Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar), Mike Bloomfield (guitar), Paul Griffin (piano), Joe Macho Jr. (bass), Bobby Gregg (drums), Bruce Langhorne (tambourine), Al Kooper (organ)|
|Album||Highway 61 Revisited|
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At first, no one accepted this idea, and his folk fans believed he had sold out by playing rock 'n' roll. He was up against his own reputation as the "voice of a generation." Everyone's fairly sure these days that "sell-out" wasn't quite the right tag for Bob Dylan, but people are still talking about "Like A Rolling Stone": why he wrote it, how he wrote it, and what it means are literally the subject of volumes.
On the Charts"Like A Rolling Stone" peaked at #2 on the U.S. pop charts, remaining on the charts for 12 weeks but lagging behind the Beatles' "Help!"
The song charted in the top ten in Canada, Holland, Ireland and the UK in 1965.
Rolling Stone named the song #1 on its 2004 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, although in 1989 they had listed it at #2 on a listing of the 100 Best Singles of the Last 25 Years. Hindsight might be 20/20, especially for Dylan fans.
Bob Dylan is #2 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, once again second only to the Beatles.
Dylan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.