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October 16th, 1965: Cher releases debut solo album

Cher releases debut solo album

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October 16th, 1965 - American singer Cher released her debut solo album All I Really Want To Do on the Imperial record label. Produced by Sonny Bono, the album took it's title from Bob Dylan's 1964 track "All I Really Want To Do." Along with the title track, the album included two other Dylan covers, "Blowin' In The Wind" and "Don't Think Twice It's Alright."

The album was released only two months after the duo Sonny & Cher released their single "I Got You Babe" and debut album Look At Us. Read a review of the pair's debut album here.

Listen below to two tracks from the album, "Needles and Pins" written by Sonny Bono and "All I Really Want To Do" written by Bob Dylan.

All I Really Want To Do:

01 All I Really Want to Do

02 I Go to Sleep

03 Needles and Pins

04 Don't Think Twice

05 He Thinks I Still Care

06 Dream Baby

Side Two

01 The Bells of Rhymney

02 Girl Don't Come

03 See See Rider

04 Come and Stay with Me

05 Cry Myself to Sleep

06 Blowin' in the Wind

Listen below to Bob Dylan's original version of "All I Really Want To Do" from 1964.

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