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Fact #61454


Short story:

Mr Tambourine Man by The Byrds, written by Bob Dylan, reaches No1 in the UK singles chart, where it will remain for two weeks.

Full article:

Bob Dylan : They (The Byrds, The Turtles, Cher etc) made some of my songs top-10 hits. But I wasn’t a pop songwriter. I never even wanted to be that. But it was good that it happened. Their versions of songs were like commercials. I didn’t really mind that. Because fifty years later my songs would be used for commercials. So that was good, too. I was glad it happened
(Source : speech at Musicares Person Of The Year event, Feb 2015)