50 Years Ago Today!
Hard to believe this anniversary has come up so relatively unremarked upon. Bob Dylan’s eponymous debut album was released by Columbia Records 50 years ago today – on March 19, 1962. A brilliant example of adapted folk songs along the lines of the Bard of Hibbing’s later releases “Good As I Been To You” and “World Gone Wrong,” the record was not the game changer that 1963’s “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” would be, but it is solid as a rock nonetheless. It was the thunder just before the lightning.