“Blowin’ In The Wind” was recorded on July 9th, 1962 for his second album, THE FREEWHEELIN’ BOB DYLAN. It remains one of the signature songs of the era and of his career. It also remains one of his most covered songs.
Dylan once said he wrote the lyrics in about 10 minutes. It has the style of an old sporitual with new words.
Amazingly the song did not chart when released as a single, as it was not radio friendly back in the day as its anti-establishment nature and Dylan’s delivery made it a very different type of song than what were becoming hits in the pre-Beatles era.
ROLLING STONE Magazine ranked it as the 14th Greatest Song in history. Can’t Argue.