FREEWHEELIN’

On this day in 1963, Dylan released his second album.  As John Lennon once said in discussing The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, which reached the Beatles in their Paris hotel almost eight months after it came out, “I think it was the first time I ever heard Dylan at all . . .  And for the rest of our three weeks in Paris, we didn’t stop playing it.”

[With thanks to Paul Pearson]

2 thoughts on “FREEWHEELIN’

  1. “fully a year”

    less than eight months, better to say “almost a year” or better still “more than half a year”…

    http://www.beatlesbible.com/1964/01/16/live-olympia-theatre-paris/

    Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris

    6.00pm, Thursday 16 January 1964 (48 years ago)

    From this day until Thursday 4 February 1964, The Beatles performed 18 days of concerts at Paris’ Olympia Theatre, on a nine-act bill, playing two and sometimes three sets each day.

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