Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan

20 Nov

A close-up of Bob Dylan wearing a coat and hat, holding a guitar

On November 20, 1961 at the Columbia 30th Street Studio in New York City, Bob Dylan began recording his self-titled debut album. All the tracks were completed by November 22.

The performances on his first Columbia album, Bob Dylan (1962), consisted of familiar folk, blues and gospel material combined with two original compositions. The album made little impact, selling only 5,000 copies in its first year, just enough to break even.

 

 

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