On the Charts: Peter, Paul & Mary – “Blowin’ in the Wind,” No. 17 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 for 1963

This 1962 Bob Dylan classic was released by Peter, Paul & Mary in 1963 as a single (B-side: Flora), and on their album In the Wind.

The Richie Unterberger AllMusic review of In the Wind is quite interesting noting that “this record was essential to boosting the profile of Bob Dylan, including their huge hit cover of “Blowin’ in the Wind,” their Top Ten version of “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,” and the bluesy “Quit Your Lowdown Ways,” which Dylan himself would not release in the ’60s (although his version finally came out on The Bootleg Series).”

Hard to imagine anyone needing to boost Dylan’s profile, but no one is born a star.

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