This is the ninth in a long running series of posts that highlight rock songs featuring someone interesting sitting in on the recording session. For this series I post the song on one day and identify who is sitting in the next couple of days. I hope you enjoy the concept and maybe learn some interesting music history in the process.
My selection for today’s post is Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan. This, now iconic, 1965 Dylan song has been named by Rolling Stone magazine as the greatest song of all time but getting it down on tape almost 50 years ago ended up being quite a challenge. The session was saved by a musician that wasn’t invited to sit and that ended up playing an instrument that they didn’t even know how to turn on. This is truly one of the great stories of rock music. I will give you all the details tomorrow including the identity of the musician that sat in uninvited and helped make rock history.
In the meantime let’s listen to the song. To listen, click on the link below which will take you to the official video for the song which has some really cool interactive features. I think you will enjoy it!
Now it’s your chance to show off your knowledge of music history. Post a comment with your guess about the identity of the musician that was the hero of the Like A Rolling Stone recording session. I will identify the the first person who gives the correct answer in tomorrow’s post.