From June 16, 1965 (at Columbia Studio A, 799 Seventh Avenue in New York City) please enjoy Bob Dylan's epochal "Like a Rolling Stone."
Without that awful yowling by the song's composer heard on the hit single version of the same summer.
In case you've forgotten, the personnel on this is Bob (rhythm guitar and harmonica), Mike Bloomfield (lead guitar), Paul Griffin (piano), Al Kooper (Hammond B-3), Joe Macho Jr. (bass guitar) and Bobby Gregg (drums). Tom Wilson was the producer.
That's Bob listening to a playback. Not sure who everybody is in the photo, but manager Albert Grossman is sitting far left, and Danny Kalb of the Blues Project stands to Dylan's immediate right.
Two things come immediately to mind at this point. First of all -- who the fuck was Joe Macho Jr.?
And secondly -- I have always found it hilarious that by the time Dylan played this song live in Britain -- as chronicled on various bootlegs and official releases of the deservedly legendary Royal Albert Hall concert (which, by the way, was not actually recorded at Albert Hall) -- the guy playing drums was Mickey Jones.
Better known today, to film and tv audiences, as this guy.
Oh, and in case you're wondering -- the actual track as heard here derives from the recent Mike Bloomfield box set compiled by Sony.
[h/t Steve Schwartz]