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October 13th, 1965: The Turtles cover Dylan & Barry McGuire on debut LP

The Turtles cover Dylan & Barry McGuire on debut LP

The events we write about at Gaslight Records happened in some form or another 50 years ago to the day. Roll along with us and imagine you are back in 1969.

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October, 1965 - 50 Years Ago this month, Los Angeles pop group The Turtles released their album It Ain't Me Babe on the White Whale Record label. The album included three Dylan covers including "It Ain't Me Babe", "Like A Rolling Stone" and "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" as well a cover of Barry McGuire's recently released "Eve Of Destruction."

Johnny Cash had also recently released an album featuring several Dylan covers, including "It Ain't Me Babe." Read a review of Cash's Orange Blossom Special here.

Listen below to The Turtles cover of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" and Barry McGuire's "Eve Of Destruction".

It Ain't Me Babe

Side One

01 Wanderin' Kind

02 It Was a Very Good Year

03 Your Maw Said You Cried

04 Eve of Destruction

05 Glitter and Gold

06 Let Me Be

Side Two

01 Let the Cold Winds Blow

02 It Ain't Me Babe

03 A Walk in the Sun

04 Last Laugh

05 Love Minus Zero/No Limit

06 Like a Rolling Stone

Watch Dylan performing "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" at soundcheck during his May 1965 tour of the UK here.

Watch Barry McGuire's performance of "Eve Of Destruction" live on Hullabaloo from September 1965 here.

Read about Dylan's recording of "Like A Rolling Stone" and listen to the outtakes from the sessions here.

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