Mr Tambourine Man
Bringing it all back home (Bob Dylan)
History and background
Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s. Early songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements.. His mid-1960s recordings, backed by rock musicians, reached the top end of the United States music charts while also attracting denunciation and criticism from others in the folk movement.
Judy Collins made a version of the song in her Fifth Album (1965).
Melanie Safka in her album of 1969 Born to Be (also know as My First Album).
The journalist Hunter S. Thompson wanted this song to be played at his funeral, while his ashes were shot by a cannon.
William Shatner record the song in his album of 1968, The Transformed Man.
The song was translated to Russian and played by Olga Arefieva with the name of "Mister Beliy Grib".
Genki Sudo translated and recorded the song in a single, keeping 'Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me' in English.
Müslüm Gürses made a version with different lyrics in turkish. This version was called Hayat Berbat (the life is terrible, in turkish).
Many indie bands have versioned this song.
It Is analyzed by students in the film: Dangerous Minds. In that film they said that the character the song is about is a drug dealer.