Fan Bids $1,624 For Acetate of Bob Dylan’s ‘Like a Rolling Stone’
The single, which was split into two parts in order to accommodate the 10-inch single format, is from so early in the process that it has no labels. Instead, Dylan’s name is written on Side A.
The element that likely sent fans into a bidding war, however, is the note from Wilson to Columbia Records A&R executive Kenneth Donald Glancy, who later served as head of RCA Records. Wilson writes: “Ken – This is the Part I and II version of Dylan single. Have edited 6:00 version also. – Tom.”
‘Like a Rolling Stone,’ later included on Dylan’s legendary ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ album, would reach No. 2 on the Billboard charts and remains one of his most-played concert songs. Dylan is currently making a series of concert appearances with Wilco and My Morning Jacket.