This was the song that heralded the Dylan Goes Electric era, and when he first played it live at the 1965 Newport Music Festival, he was met with boos and charges that he’d sold out, or was somehow a “traitor” to his folk roots.
But Bob Dylan stuck to his guns, and “Like a Rolling Stone” became, and remains, his biggest single ever.
If it hadn’t been for a quartet from Liverpool and their obvious cry for Help!, it probably would have gone all the way to Number One on the Billboard chart.
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During the podcast I mentioned an interactive video that’s connected to this song. Here’s the teaser trailer:
But the real fun lies here: you can play with the original video on your own by clicking on this link. I will refund every dime of your money if you don’t think this is cool.