Dylan begins writing new album

July 1st, 1965 -

Dylan begins writing new album

July 1st, 1965 - Bob Dylan, having recently recorded "Like A Rolling Stone" in New York City, moved up to his new home at the Byrdcliffe artists' colony in Woodstock, NY. Dylan spent a month in Woodstock writing the songs for his upcoming album Highway 61 Revisited.

Listen below to "Phantom Engineer", an outtake from the June 1965 "Like A Rolling Stone" sessions, which would later be re-recorded as "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry."


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