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On This Day – February 16, 1974: Bob Dylan’s ‘Planet Waves’ becomes his first number one album

On This Day, February 16, 1974…

Bob Dylan’s fourteenth studio album, Planet Waves, became his first album to hit number one on the Billboard Album chart.

Recorded with his longtime collaborators The BandPlanet Waves includes the future classic “Forever Young,” which appeared on the record in two different versions. The record was originally supposed to be titled Ceremonies of the Horsemen, and the release was delayed two weeks because of the title change. 

Dylan and The Band supported Planet Waves with a tour, which was Dylan’s first since 1966.

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