June 26th, 1965 The Byrds at No. 1 with 'Mr. Tambourine Man'

Jun 26, 2015

By Valerie Massie

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The Byrds

On June 26th, 1965, The Byrds went to No. 1 on the US singles chart with their version of Bob Dylan’s ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’.

The Byrds’ recording of the song was influential in initiating the musical subgenre of folk rock, leading many contemporary bands to mimic its fusion of jangly guitars and intellectual lyrics in the wake of the single’s success.

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