THE BYRDS – No 1 Hit In The USA With MR. TAMBOURINE MAN On 26 June 1966…

Knockouts from the past

26 June 2019


Today 53 years ago, on 26 June 1966, the legendary harmonious Americana choir THE BYRDS scored their first USA number one hit with a cover of BOB DYLAN‘s topper MR. TAMBOURINE MAN (which appeared on his excellent Bringing It All Back Home LP).
The song also peaked on the UK Singles Chart a few weeks later. The Byrds turned the eternal troubadour’s acoustic version into an electrifying classic with jingle jangle guitars as suggested by Dylan’s lyric: “in the jingle jangle morning I’ll come following you”.

Here’s the man…

THE BYRDS: Biography


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