Today in Music History: Dylan Records "Blowin' In The Wind"

Bob Dylan recorded "Blowin' In the Wind" Today in Music History.
Bob Dylan recorded "Blowin' In the Wind" Today in Music History. (Wikimedia Commons)

History Highlight:

Today in 1962, Bob Dylan recorded "Blowin' In the Wind" at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City during an afternoon session. Although it has been described as a protest song, it poses a series of rhetorical questions about peace, war and freedom. The refrain "The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind" has been described as completely ambiguous: either the answer is so obvious it is right in your face, or the answer is as intangible as the wind. In 2004, it was ranked #14 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".

Also, Today In:

1954 - Elvis Presley recorded "Blue Moon of Kentucky" (the B-side for his first single) at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee.

1958 - Johnny Cash signed to Columbia records.

1972 - Paul McCartney and Wings played their very first show in the small French town of Chateauvillon.

1977 - Elvis Costello quit his job at Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics to become a full-time musician.

Birthdays:

Jack White is 39 today.

Lee Hazlewood would have turned 84 (died in 2007 at 78-years old).