Sugar pie, honey bunch

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

June 19, 1965

I_Can't_Help_Myself_label.jpegThe Four Tops are at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with I Can’t Help Myself.  Lead singer Levi Stubbs, disliking the song and unsatisfied with the recording session, is promised that he can do it again the following day, but no other session ever takes place. The track that becomes a hit is just the second take of the song.

He really wasn’t where it’s at

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

June 16, 1965

dylannewportBob Dylan records Like A Rolling Stone at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City, in sessions for the forthcoming Highway 61 Revisited album. Session musicians include Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, whose Hammond organ on Like A Rolling Stone becomes one of rock’s most recognizable sounds.

How does it feel?

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

June 12, 1967

PosterBob Dylan’s album Greatest Hits peaks at #10 in the U.S. chart. The cover photograph of the album is by Rowland Scherman, made at Dylan’s November 28, 1965, concert in Washington, D.C. It wins the 1967 Grammy Award for Best Album Cover, Photography. The original album package also includes Milton Glaser’s psychedelic poster depicting Dylan (right).