On December 27, 1967.


On December 27, 1967, “Columbia” label released “John Wesley Harding”, the eighth Bob Dylan studio album. It was recorded October – November 1967, and was produced by Bob Johnston. The album marked Dylan’s return to acoustic music after the three previous electric albums. The album was certified Gold in the US by the “RIAA” after only three months after its release. The album track “All Along the Watchtower” became one of Dylan’s best known most songs and  it was recorded by Jimi Hendrix the following year. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “John Wesley Harding” at number 301 at its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.


  • Bob Dylan– guitar, harmonica, piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Kenneth Buttrey – drums
  • Pete Drake– pedal steel guitar
  • Charlie McCoy– bass guitar
  • John Berg – cover photo

Track listing

All tracks by Bob Dylan.

  1. John Wesley Harding
  2. As I Went Out One Morning
  3. I dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
  4. All Along the Watchtower
  5. The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
  6. Drifter’s Escape
  7. Dear Landlord
  8. I am a Lonesome Hobo
  9. I Pity the Poor Immigrant
  10. The Wicked Messenger
  11. Down Along the Cove
  12. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight





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