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Covering the Spread

A recent item in my This Week in Rock History, about the Byrds’ “Mr. Tambourine Man” reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, set me to thinking about covers. No, not wheelcovers, or slipcovers, or albums covers. Cover versions of other artists’ material, in some cases successful, as was the case with that Bob Dylan song. As noted in TWIRH, McGuinn et al’s version was the first Dylan song to top the chart. It should be noted that Mr. Zimmerman never accomplished that feat with his own compositions, although he came close; “Like a Rolling Stone” and “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” both made it to No. 2. “Mr. Tambourine” man was one of many Dylan songs covered successfully by other performers, and

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