March 19th, 1962 Bob Dylan releases his 1st album

Mar 19, 2014

By Valerie Massie

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On March 19th, 1962, Bob Dylan released his self-titled debut album on Columbia Records.

Initially poor sales led the record to be known around Columbia Records as ‘Hammond’s Folly’ (John Hammond was producer of Dylan’s early recordings and the man responsible for signing Dylan).

The album features folk standards and only two original compositions, ‘Talkin’ New York’ and ‘Song to Woody’.

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