John Simon | Posted about 1 year ago.
* Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan (1966 hit single featuring the biting wordplay of an angry young man)
Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds (1965 single - the first #1 record of the "Folk Rock" era was penned by BD)
Like a Rolling Stone - Jimi Hendrix Experience (6/67 - recorded at the Monterey Pop Festival in a performance that put these guys on the map here in The States. What a trip!)
* My Back Pages - Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Neil Young and Bob Dylan himself, along with a crack band led by GE Smith. Find it on YouTube and be blown away!)
Just Like A Woman - Joe Cocker (1968, from his eponymous major-label debut LP with a crack studio band that included Jimmy Page)
* I and I - Bob Dylan (1983 - from his "Infidels" LP, co-produced by - and featuring the guitar work of - Mark Knopfler. The request was for this or "Sweetheart Like You," one of his "lovey-dovey" tunes. Lovely.)
Chimes Of Freedom - Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band (1988 - from a fundraising EP for Amnesty International. It charted at #16 on the Rock charts)
* Hurricane (Pt. I) - Bob Dylan (11/75 - the single was an edited-down version of an 8 1/2 minute LP track featuring his Rolling Thunder Revue. It reached #33 on the singles chart and appears to have contributed to "Hurricane" Carter's ultimate exoneration).
* = requests