Jun 26, 2015
By Valerie Massie
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.