Blonde on Blonde is the seventh studio album by American singer-
songwriter Bob Dylan, released on May 16, 1966, by Columbia Records. The
album completes a rock trilogy, with Bringing It All Back Home and
Highway 61 Revisited. Unsatisfied with the initial recording sessions,
Dylan brought his keyboardist Al Kooper and guitarist Robbie Robertson
to the CBS studios in Nashville, Tennessee, where all but one of the
album's songs were recorded in February and March. Combining the
expertise of Nashville session musicians with a modernist literary
sensibility, the album's songs have been described as operating on a
grand scale musically, while featuring lyrics that the writer Michael
Gray called "a unique blend of the visionary and the colloquial". One of
the first rock double albums, it peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard 200
chart in the US, where it eventually went double-platinum, and reached
No. 3 in the UK. Blonde on Blonde spawned two top twenty singles in the
US: "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" and "I Want You". "Just Like a
"Visions of Johanna" made Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
list. The album has consistently ranked high in greatest-albums polls.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The Battle of Alamance—the final battle of the War of the
Regulation, a rebellion in colonial North Carolina over issues of
taxation and local control—was fought.
The United States Congress authorized the minting of the
country's first copper-nickel five-cent piece, the Shield nickel
The United Kingdom and France signed the Sykes–Picot
Agreement, a secret agreement considered to have shaped the Middle East,
defining the borders of Iraq and Syria.
Chinese leader Mao Zedong launched the Cultural Revolution
officially as a campaign to rid China of its liberal bourgeois elements
and to continue revolutionary class struggle.
Based on the results of a referendum held about one month
earlier, Sikkim abolished its monarchy and was annexed by India,
becoming its 22nd state.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (ergative) To (cause to) float easily or gently through the air.
2. (intransitive) To be moved, or to pass, on a buoyant medium; to float.
3. To give notice to by waving something; to wave the hand to; to beckon.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
If I were in a wood, I could easily hear the Voice which came to
me. It seemed to me to come from lips I should reverence. I believe it
was sent me from God. When I heard it for the third time, I recognized
that it was the Voice of an Angel. This Voice has always guarded me
well, and I have always understood it; it instructed me to be good and
to go often to Church; it told me it was necessary for me to come into
--Joan of Arc
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