This Day In Music 1962: Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan‘s debut album Bob Dylan was released in the Untied States. Initially poor sales led the record to be known around Columbia Records as ‘Hammond’s Folly’ (John Hammond was producer of Dylan’s early recordings and the man responsible for signing Dylan). The album was praised by the New York City weekly newspaper Village Voice as an ‘explosive country blues debut’, but featured only two Dylan original compositions, ‘Talkin’ New York’ and ‘Song To Woody’, the rest being old folk standards.