Mr. Tambourine Man

Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, July 22, 1965 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Dylan wrote this on a road trip he took with some friends from New York to San Francisco. They smoked lots of marijuana along the way, replenishing their stash at post offices where they had mailed pot along the way. The Byrds version is based on Bob Dylan's demo of the song that he recorded during sessions for his 1964 album Another Side of Bob Dylan (Dylan's version was not yet released when The Byrds recorded it). It was The Byrds manager Jim Dickson who brought in the demo and asked them to record it - the group refused at first because they thought it didn't have any hit potential. When The Byrds did record it, they took some lyrics out and added a 12-string guitar lead.

Mr. Tambourine Man FAQs

Who sang Mr. Tambourine Man?

Mr. Tambourine Man was performed by The Byrds

What year did Mr. Tambourine Man get to the UK number 1 spot?

Mr. Tambourine Man first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, July 22, 1965

How long was Mr. Tambourine Man at number 1 in the UK?

Mr. Tambourine Man spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.