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Audio: Mono 7" Singles & EPs: 1965 - Like A Rolling Stone

These 7" Like A Rolling Stone singles and EPs are listed separately because of the length of the Mono Singles 1965 page. For details of the promo and regular singles with Like A Rolling Stone split into two parts, which are rarities, see 1965. For the other 1965 Mono Singles & EPs pages, see here:

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For 1965 Dylan mono 7" singles and EPs with rarities see 1965. For illustrations of all the generic 7" single sleeves used by Bob's record companies from the 1960s onwards, see the 7" Single Sleeves page. (A single has much less value to a collector if it doesn't have its correct original sleeve.)

If you have any entries to add to the list or additions/corrections to existing entries, please let me know! Please note I cannot value your Dylan rarities - see the Mission page for reasons why. Contact the dealers on my Trading page for assistance!

Greil Marcus has a written an entire book about this one song - "Like A Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan At The Crossroads" (Perseus, USA/Faber & Faber, UK, 2005). The song was produced by Tom Wilson on 15-16 Jun 1965 before the rest of the Highway 61 Revisited sessions, which were produced by Bob Johnston. A long article by Patrick J. Webster called "In The Factory: Dylan and Warhol's World" in the anthology "All Across The Telegraph: A Bob Dylan Handbook", edited by Michael Gray and John Bauldie (Sidgwick & Jackson, UK, 1987), makes the case that the subject of Like A Rolling Stone could have been Andy Warhol's actress Edie Sedgwick, while the diplomat in the chrome horse with the Siamese cat was Andy himself. In his book "The Philosophy of Andy Warhol" (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, USA, 1975) Warhol recalled people suggesting to him that the song included an attack on him: "I'd get answers like "I hear he [Dylan] feels you destroyed Edie" or "Listen to Like A Rolling Stone - I think you're the diplomat on the chrome horse, man." I didn't know exactly what they meant by that - I never listened to the words of songs - but I got the tenor of what people were saying, that Dylan didn't like me, that he blamed me for Edie's drugs." This story is repeated in "1001 Songs: The Great Songs of All Time and the Artists, Stories and Secrets Behind Them" by Toby Creswell (Thunder's Mouth Press, USA, 2006/Hardie Grant Books, UK, 2009). Some people try to refute this by saying that Bob had not met Edie when he wrote the song, but Brian Hinton's book "Bob Dylan Album File & Complete Discography" (Cassell, UK, 2006) says that Bob was introduced to Edie for the first time at the Kettle of Fish folk club in New York in Nov 1964. In Martin Scorsese's 2005 documentary "No Direction Home" the album version of the song plays over Bob Dylan's screen test for Andy Warhol. Whatever the truth of it, the song is a very good match for Edie's life up to then (she died in 1971 at the age of 28 from an overdose of barbiturates), although to say it's just about Edie is far too simplistic an interpretation of such a complex song. For more information on Edie Sedgwick, see The Blonde On Blonde Missing Pictures. In his book "Revolution in the Air - The Songs of Bob Dylan Vol. 1: 19578-73" (Constable, 2009) Clinton Heylin suggests the song could also allude to Marianne Faithfull (another woman with a privileged education) or even Joan Baez.

Picture of Bob with Andy Warhol from 4.bp.blogspot.com

Revised: 12 July, 2017.


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"Like A Rolling Stone Part 1"/"Like A Rolling Stone Part 2" - 10" acetates and promo singles, Columbia/CBS (USA/UK/NL/France), Jun-Oct 1965:


Columbia US acetate - A-side (R-0045) picture from eBay

Columbia US acetate - B-side (R-0070) picture from eBay


US promo Columbia JZSP 110939 on black vinyl - A-side (R-0045) scan by Augie Krater

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CBS 201811 (UK) promo A-side (R-0045) dated - scan by Hans Seegers
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CBS 1.952 (NL) - front of original single, scan by Hans Seegers
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CBS 1692 (France), jukebox single - front scan by Hans Seegers

For details of the promo and regular singles with Like A Rolling Stone split into two parts, which are rarities, see 1965.


"Like A Rolling Stone"/"Gates Of Eden" - 10" acetate, Columbia ZSP 110938/ZSP 110937 (USA), Jun 1965:


Columbia US acetate - A-side scan from eBay
This double-sided 10" acetate, which contains the entire 6:00 runtime of Like A Rolling Stone on its A side, and Gates of Eden from Dylan's LP Bringing It All Back Home on its B side, as on the commercial 7" release of 'Like A Rolling Stone' as Columbia 4-43346. This acetate has no labels. The matrix numbers ZSP 110938 and ZSP 110937 are written in white wax pencil on the A and B sides of the disc respectively, along with the song titles and artist name. This disc comes housed in a generic manila 10" sleeve.

Thanks to Gerd Rundel for finding this on eBay.


Columbia US acetate - B-side scan from eBay

"Like A Rolling Stone"/"Gates Of Eden" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, Columbia 4-43346 (USA/Canada), Jul 1965; Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 (USA), Nov 2011:

Columbia 4-43346 (USA), Jul 1965 (promo and commercial releases):
This release date is normally given as 20 Jul 1965, but in his article "Tracking Dylan #17: the Like A Rolling Stone single" in "Isis" 182 Ian Woodward gives compelling contemporary evidence for dating this release as probably 13 Jul 1965 (6 Jul 1965 is less likely).

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 Columbia 4-43346 (USA) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)
These singles did not have picture sleeves. The US single was also released to jukeboxes with the strip shown below. For details of the promo and regular singles with Like A Rolling Stone split into two parts, see 1965. Thanks to Manuel García Jara for scans of the commercial US single in a Columbia Record Club sleeve.

The promo with the full version of Like A Rolling Stone on the A-side and Gates Of Eden on the B-side is JZSP 110938/JZSP 110937, so is provably earlier than the split single JZSP 110939/JZSP 110940 (see above and 1965).

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Columbia 4-43346 (USA) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (promo release)


Columbia 4-43346 (USA) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


Columbia 4-43346 (USA) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


Columbia 4-43346 (USA) - jukebox strip scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia 4-43346 (USA) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)


Columbia 4-43346 (USA) - A-side in Columbia Record Club sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia 4-43346 (USA) - B-side in Columbia Record Club sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

Mark Polizotti's book "Highway 61 Revisited" (Continuum, UK, 2006) explains this: "The Columbia marketing guys jibbed at sending out a six-minute single to radio stations and juke box operators, so the split single JZSP 110939/JZSP 110940 was created and distributed instead: (1) they were frightened radio stations wouldn't play it in full, and (2) why let people get six minutes of music for a dime when you can charge them two dimes to listen to both sides? However, the full version got out to New York City discos and the rest is history!"

"Swingers From Masterworks" Columbia (no catalogue number) (USA), 1965:


Front of box, scan by Stefan Haras
This box containing five current Columbia 7" mono singles includes Columbia 4-43346, Like A Rolling Stone/Gates Of Eden. All the singles have "MASTERWORKS" stamped on the record labels.
Columbia 4-43346 (USA) - A-side in Columbia sleeve, scan by Stefan Haras


Columbia 4-43346 (USA) - B-side with "MASTERWORKS" stamp in Columbia sleeve, scan by Stefan Haras


Columbia 4-43346 (USA) - detail of B-side with "MASTERWORKS" stamp, scan by Stefan Haras

Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 (USA), Nov 2011:


Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 (USA) - front of box scan by Keith Venturoni (2012 release with T-shirt)

This single was re-released in Nov 2011 in a boxed set of four 7" mono vinyl singles. The sleeve used the CBS France EP front and rear design, for both see below, while the labels had a similar design to that of the CDs in the 9CD mono set The Original Mono Recordings released in Oct 2010 with a "365 SOUND"/MONO/arrows logo. Thanks to Keith Venturoni for finding a variant of this single in the "Threads + Grooves" series with a different catalogue number in a box with a T-shirt at Target in Dec 2012 in the USA. This is described as exclusive to Target. Both of these are listed in more detail in International Singles (All Formats) 2010s.


Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 (USA) - rear of box scan by Keith Venturoni (2012 release with T-shirt)


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-2/88725473287/4-43346 (USA) - front scan by Augie Krater (2011 and 2012 releases)


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-2/4-43346 (USA) - rear scan by Augie Krater (2011 release)


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-2/4-43346 (USA) - A-side scan by Augie Krater (2011 release)


Columbia/Legacy 88697977117-2/4-43346 (USA) - B-side scan by Augie Krater (2011 release)


Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 (USA) - rear scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (2012 release with T-shirt)

Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 (USA) - A-side scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (2012 release with T-shirt)

Columbia/Legacy 88725473287/4-43346 (USA) - B-side scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (2012 release with T-shirt)

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-(SV)2 (USA), 6 Nov 2015:


Columbia/Legacy 8887512440211 (USA) - photo from bobdylan.com

The 18CD Collector's Edition of The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge includes nine of the mono 7" singles released in 1965 and 1966 with new picture sleeves and a "leopard-skin" spindle with which to play the singles. Columbia 4-43346 from Jul 1965 is included as Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-(SV)2 with the US commercial single labels. The front sleeve is from the Danish single release below and the rear is from the Mexican EP release (not the Mexican single).


Columbia/Legacy 8887512440211 (USA) - front of box (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy 8887512440211 (USA) - "leopard-skin" spindle

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-SV2 (USA) - front (my copy)

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-SV2 (USA) - rear

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-SV2 (USA) - detail of rear

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-2 (USA) - A-side

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-2 (USA) - detail of A-side

Columbia/Legacy 88875124402-2 (USA) - B-side

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Augie Krater, Keith Venturoni, Sergio Mariano Romay and Stefan Haras for information and scans.


Columbia 4-43346 (Canada), Jul 1965:


Columbia 4-43346 (Canada) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

The Canadian single came in a red/white Columbia Canada sleeve. The record has orange labels with "PRINTED IN CAN." at the bottom.


Columbia 4-43346 (Canada) - detail of A-side, scan by Gerd Rundel


Columbia 4-43346 (Canada) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers


Columbia 4-43346 (Canada) - detail of A-side in Columbia sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Gerd Rundel for information and scans.


"Like A Rolling Stone"/"Gates Of Eden" - 7" mono singles, CBS 201811 (UK), Jul 1965 (two releases), re-released 1974; CBS 1811 (UK), 1974 onwards:
As well as two plain orange label releases in 1965, the UK single was released several times from 1974 until the early 1980s with new orange/yellow labels - still in mono! For details of the earlier promo and regular singles with Like A Rolling Stone split into two parts, see the 1965 Rarities List.

CBS 201811 (UK), Jul 1965 (two releases):

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CBS 201811 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first 1965 release, push-out centre with four spokes)


CBS 201811 (UK) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first 1965 release)

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CBS 201811 (UK) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (first 1965 release, push-out centre with four spokes)


CBS 201811 (UK) - A-side scan by Tom Willems (first 1965 release variant, push-out centre with three spokes)


CBS 201811 (UK) - B-side scan by Gerd Rundel (first 1965 release variant, push-out centre with three spokes)


CBS 201811 (UK) - A-side scan by Ilkka Kurkela (first 1965 release, solid centre)


CBS 201811 (UK) - B-side scan by Ilkka Kurkela (first 1965 release, solid centre)

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CBS 201811 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second 1965 release, push-out centre with four spokes)


CBS 201811 (UK) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (second 1965 release)


CBS 201811 (UK) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1965 release, push-out centre with four spokes)

CBS 201811 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1965 release, solid centre)

CBS 201811 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (second 1965 release, solid centre)

Unlike the European singles, none of the UK singles had picture sleeves. The difference between the two variants is the content and layout of the text lines to the right of the centre hole as shown in the detailed scans. Both variants were available with push-out and solid centres.

Gerd Rundel's copy of the first variant with a push-out centre with three spokes has embossed letters in the centre "0/T1" or "0/TI", this occurs on the B-side label only is a purchase tax code. Different singles and LPs have different embossed characters representing different codes. This copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side A - "A5175 //1  111 3", Side B - "A5176 //1   1 1". All CBS Records 7" singles with push-out centres had four spokes. The variants of CBS 201811 with three spokes were made for CBS by Philips to meet extra demand, which explains the complicated matrix numbers of Gerd's copy.

CBS 201811 (UK), 1974:


CBS 201811 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (first orange/yellow label release, solid centre, 1974)
This must be the last release of CBS 201811, this time with orange/yellow CBS labels, and still in mono. It has a solid centre.
CBS 201811 (UK) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (first orange/yellow label release, solid centre, 1974)

CBS 1811 (UK), 1974 onwards:

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CBS 1811 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first release, solid centre, 1974 onwards)

The next releases of the mono single have a shortened catalogue number, CBS 1811. The 1970/80s CBS 1811 record labels all have different type sizes, especially in the size of "BOB DYLAN"! Manuel García Jara has a 1974 copy with an open centre with the same text as that of Hans Seegers' first release copy, but with a different "BOB DYLAN", slightly smaller.

The copy I've called the fifth release has a similar sized "BOB DYLAN" as the first release, but extra text "CBS Records are the exclusive licensees for the UK" at the bottom of each label, not present on the earlier labels.

Éamonn Ó Catháin claims his reissue copy of CBS 1811 (with matrix A5175 A-3) is stereo, despite the fact it says "MONO" on the label! Confirmation?


CBS 1811 (UK) - detail of A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first release, solid centre, 1974 onwards)


CBS 1811 (UK) - B-side (first release, solid centre, 1974 onwards) (my copy)


CBS 1811 (UK) - detail of B-side (first release, solid centre, 1974 onwards) (my copy)


CBS 1811 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant first release, open centre, 1974 onwards)


CBS 1811 (UK) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant first release, open centre, 1974 onwards)

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CBS 1811 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second release, solid centre, 1974 onwards)

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CBS 1811 (UK) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (third release, open centre, 1974 onwards)


CBS 1811 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release, solid centre, 1974 onwards)


CBS 1811 (UK) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth release, solid centre, 1974 onwards)


CBS 1811 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release, solid centre, 1974 onwards)


CBS 1811 (UK) - detail of A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release, solid centre, 1974 onwards, with extra text)


CBS 1811 (UK) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release, solid centre, 1974 onwards)


CBS 1811 (UK) - detail of B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth release, solid centre, 1974 onwards, with extra text)

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Tom Willems, Gerd Rundel, Ilkka Kurkela and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Like A Rolling Stone"/"Gates Of Eden" - 7" mono singles, CBS 1.952 (NL), 23 Aug 1965; CBS 1952 (West Germany); CBS 1.952 (Norway); CBS S 1.952 (Sweden); CBS 201811 (Denmark), Jun 1965:
For full details of the earlier promo and regular singles with Like A Rolling Stone split into two parts, see 1965.
I previously listed the release date of the Dutch single as Jul 1965, the same as the UK release date, but Tom Willems says the book "Hypnotist Collectors" by Jean-Louis Dréau and Robert Schlockoff (Média Presse, France, 1989) gives the release date as 30 Aug 1965, although the single entered the Dutch charts on 28 Aug 1965, so was either released shortly before, or the chart entry was based on advance sales. Thanks to Manuel García Jara for information that it was released on 23 Aug 1965.

CBS 1.952 (NL), 2 Aug 1965:


CBS 1.952 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (original single, red text - rear is the same)
This withdrawn release of CBS 1.952 in Holland had Like A Rolling Stone split over both sides, see 1965. Most copies did not have a sealed sleeve, but an insert folded along the bottom edge. However, Joop van Seters says that he used to own a copy with a regular sealed sleeve.
CBS 1.952 (NL) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (original single variant 1 - R-0045)

CBS 1.952 (NL) - detail of A-side scan by Hans Seegers (original single variant 1 -"(1.952)", "45 RPM")


CBS 1.952 (NL) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (original single variant 1 - R-0070)

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CBS 1.952 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (original single, orange text - rear is the same)


CBS 1.952 (NL) - A-side scan by Jim Siddy (original single variant 2 - R-0045)


CBS 1.952 (NL) - detail of A-side scan by Jim Siddy (original single variant 2 - "(1.952)", "45 rpm")


CBS 1.952 (NL) - B-side scan by Jim Siddy (original single variant 2 - R-0070)


CBS 1.952 (NL) - detail of B-side scan by Jim Siddy (original single variant 2 - "(1.952)", "45 RPM" - same as variant 1)

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CBS EP 6107 (France) - front scan by Hans Seegers (EP)

Joop identifies two different variants of this single:

Variant 1 - Sealed sleeve with red titles and name. Labels: both sides "45 RPM" (text to the left of the centre hole differently placed on A-side)
Variant 2 - Sleeve folded along the bottom edge with orange titles and name. Labels: A-side "45 rpm", B-side "45 RPM" (the B-side is in fact exactly the same as that of variant 1)

Tom Willems says that according to a Dutch magazine of the time this single was actually released after the single below with the full song on the A-side, backed by Gates Of Eden. This then forced Dutch fans who wanted the whole song on one side to buy the imported French EP 6107 at 6.50 guilders instead of the single at 3.95 guilders!

CBS 1.952 (NL), 23 or 30 Aug 1965:


CBS 1.952 (NL) - front and rear of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (replacement single - orange text)
The Dutch picture sleeve had two variations with different text colours. The front sleeve had the same design as the previous release of CBS 1.952 above. It again did not have a sealed sleeve, but an insert folded along the bottom edge.


CBS 1.952 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (replacement single - orange text, rear is the same)


CBS 1.952 (NL) - front scan by Hans Seegers (replacement single - red text, rear is the same)


CBS 1.952 (NL) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)


CBS 1.952 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (all variants are similar


CBS 1.952 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant - wide gap between text lines on left, "45 rpm" on right


CBS 1.952 (NL) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)


CBS 1.952 (NL) - detail of B-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first variant - wide gap between text lines on left, "45 RPM" on right

CBS 1.952 (NL) - A-side scan by Augie Krater (second variant)

CBS 1.952 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Augie Krater (second variant - wide gap between text lines on left, "45 RPM" on right)

CBS 1.952 (NL) - B-side scan by Augie Krater (second variant)

CBS 1.952 (NL) - detail of B-side, scan by Augie Krater (second variant - wide gap between text lines on left, "45 rpm" on right)


CBS 1.952 (NL) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (third variant)


CBS 1.952 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (third variant - narrower gap between text lines on left, "45 RPM" on right)


CBS 1.952 (NL) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (third variant)


CBS 1.952 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (third variant - narrower gap between text lines on left, "45 rpm" on right)


CBS 1.952 (NL) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (fourth variant)


CBS 1.952 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (fourth variant - narrower gap between text lines on left, "45 RPM" on right)


CBS 1.952 (NL) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (fourth variant)


CBS 1.952 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (fourth variant - narrower gap between text lines on left, "45 RPM" on right)

CBS 1.952 (NL) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth variant)

CBS 1.952 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth variant)

CBS 1.952 (NL) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth variant)

CBS 1.952 (NL) - detail of B-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (fifth variant)

CBS 1.952 (NL) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth variant)

CBS 1.952 (NL) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth variant)

CBS 1.952 (NL) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth variant)

CBS 1.952 (NL) - detail of B-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (sixth variant)

The front and rear were exactly the same. Positively 4th Street/From A Buick 6 was the first Dutch single with a sealed "bag type" sleeve.

There were four main record label variants:

  1. A-side "45 rpm", B-side "45 RPM" (wide gap between text lines on left)
  2. A-side "45 RPM", B-side "45 rpm" (wide gap between text lines on left)
  3. A-side "45 RPM", B-side "45 rpm" (narrower gap between text lines on left)
  4. Both sides "45 RPM" (narrower gap between text lines on left)

The A-sides of the third and fourth variant are the same. Manuel García Jara has identified two more variants, both with "45 RPM" on both sides:

  1. A-side: Text on left: (similar to third and fourth variants, but not identical) 1.952-1 near to "E" of "THE". "RECORDING FIRST..." printed over "OF". Text on right: Identical to first variant. Text at bottom: lower position than in any other shown.
    B-side: Text on right: doesn't match any other. Text in the circumference: in bold characters!

  2. A-side: Text on left: 1.952-1 near to "OF". Text on right: 45 RPM and 1.952 aligned to left.
    B-side: Looks identical to fourth variant.

As there are so many variants of this single, I am inclined to disbelieve the story that it was discontinued in favour of the more highly priced French EP!

CBS 1952 (West Germany):


CBS 1952 (West Germany) - front with record, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay
The West German single had the same front sleeve as the Dutch single with the orange text, but a different rear sleeve with colour illustrations of twelve current CBS German singles. The opening is at the top, not the side. The record has orange CBS labels with the logo of the German copyright organisation GEMA. The circumference text is in German and doesn't include "MADE IN GERMANY" in English.

CBS 1952 (West Germany) - front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 1952 (West Germany) - rear scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 1952 (West Germany) - detail of rear, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay


CBS 1952 (West Germany) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 1952 (West Germany) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

Scandinavia: CBS 1.952 (Norway); CBS S 1.952 (Sweden):


CBS 1.952 (Norway) - front scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)

The Norwegian single had three different sleeve variations:

  1. No CBS logo or catalogue number, catalogue number rubber-stamped in upper left (on the microphone)
  2. No CBS logo but catalogue number next to "STONE" in black text box
  3. CBS logo at lower left and catalogue number next to "STONE" in black text box


CBS 1.952 (Norway) - front scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)


CBS 1.952 (Norway) - front scan by Hans Seegers (third variant)

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CBS S 1.952 (Sweden) - front scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 1.952 (Norway) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (Swedish and Danish third release singles are identical)


CBS 1.952 (Norway) - detail of A-side scan by Hans Seegers (Swedish and Danish third release singles are identical)


CBS 1.952 (Norway) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (Swedish and Danish third release singles are identical)


CBS 1.952 (Norway) - A-side scan by Stefan Haras (open centre)


CBS 1.952 (Norway) - B-side scan by Stefan Haras (open centre)

The rear of the Swedish sleeve was identical to the front, and the record itself was the same as the Norwegian single shown with the "NCB" Scandinavian copyright organisation logo. This record was also used for the Danish third release below. Stefan Haras has a copy without a picture sleeve where the centre is now open.

Hans Seegers says: "Until 1973 all Scandinavian releases were pressed at the PolyGram pressing plant in Oslo, but up to 1968 the CBS companies in Norway, Denmark and Sweden printed their own picture sleeves. The labels of these Scandinavian singles are therefore completely identical, and all have 710 in the matrix number. Until 1968 all Norwegian releases came with cardboard inserts unless stated otherwise. Note that the Norwegian inserts feature the song titles of the A-side only."

CBS 201811.CBS 1.952 (Denmark):

According to information so far, there must have been three different Danish releases, all in the same sleeve with blank rear and catalogue number CBS 201811:


CBS 201811 (Denmark) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (first release)

1 - Sleeve printed in Denmark, record with push-out centre with three spokes, textured labels and made in England by Philips (see the alternate first UK 1965 release above).


CBS 201811 (UK) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1965 release variant, made by Philips, textured label)


CBS 201811 (UK) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1965 release variant, made by Philips, textured label)

CBS 201811 (UK) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (first 1965 release variant, made by Philips, textured label)

The copy shown of this extremely rare release has an embossed mark in the centre of the A-side A ("17/0", see detail scan) - this is a UK purchase tax code. This copy was bought in Denmark in the Summer of 1965.


CBS 201.811 (Denmark) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)
2 - Sleeve printed in Denmark, record with push-out centre with three spokes, textured labels but identical typeface to Norwegian and Swedish editions.


CBS 201.811 (Denmark) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (second release - textured label)


CBS 201.811 (Denmark) - detail of A-side, photo by Senne Willems (second release - textured label)

CBS 201.811 (Denmark) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release - textured label)

CBS 201.811 (Denmark) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (second release - textured label)

The labels also include the "NCB" Scandinavian copyright organisation logo. However, the Danish single has the UK catalogue number (with format 201.811) and it is also different from the Norwegian and Swedish singles because it has textured labels (in the UK style) while the Scandinavian singles have smooth labels. Senne Willems has a copy like this. Manuel thinks this means the record was actually made in the UK, perhaps also by Philips. Augie Krater has a copy with the second release and record labels but which has smooth labels, not textured. The matrix numbers of this copy are: Side A: 1952 A 710 2, side B: 1952 B 710.


CBS 201811 (Denmark) - front scan by Hans Seegers (third release - record is CBS 1.952 as Norway/Sweden)

3 - Sleeve printed in Denmark, record made in Norway as above, with smooth labels.


CBS 1.952 (Denmark) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (third release, same as Norwegian and Swedish singles)


CBS 1.952 (Denmark) - detail of A-side scan by Hans Seegers (third release, same as Norwegian and Swedish singles)


CBS 1.952 (Denmark) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (third release, same as Norwegian and Swedish singles)

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Manuel García Jara, Martin Gayford, Senne Willems and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and pictures.


"Like A Rolling Stone"/"Gates Of Eden" - 7" mono single, CBS 1.833 (Israel), 1965:

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CBS 1.833 (Israel) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers
This was the first of only two Dylan 7" singles released in Israel. The copy shown is a promo and came in a stickered CBS Israel generic sleeve with a letter in Hebrew. For the only other CBS Israel Dylan single, Lay, Lady, Lay/Peggy Day, see Mono 7" Singles & EPs 1969.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.

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CBS 1.833 (Israel) - promo letter in Hebrew, scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 1.833 (Israel) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 1.833 (Israel) - sleeve with Hebrew promo sticker, scan by Hans Seegers

"Like A Rolling Stone"/"Gates Of Eden" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, CBS BA-221209 (Australia), Jun 1965:


CBS BA-221209 (Australia) - promo A-side scan by Hans Seegers

These singles all bear the logo of "Allans" (Allans were music publishers in Australia for Bob Dylan records between 1965 and 1969). The promo single has a small faint stamp on the labels with the words "NOT FOR SALE SAMPLE RECORD" (shown in the lightened detail picture). Neither single came in a picture sleeve. Stuart Moore's commercial copy is slightly different in that the five lines of text below the centre hole are positioned slightly higher. Manuel's copy looks virtually the same as Stuart's (in colour also), but again the text elements are positioned slightly differently, for example there is less space between the Allans logo and the matrix numbers on both sides.


CBS BA-221209 (Australia) - promo A-side scan by Hans Seegers (lightened to show detail of stamp)


Allans Australia sheet music - front scan by Manuel García Jara


CBS BA-221209 (Australia) - commercial A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)


CBS BA-221209 (Australia) - commercial B-side scan by Hans Seegers (first variant)


CBS BA-221209 (Australia) - commercial A-side scan by Stuart Moore (second variant)


CBS BA-221209 (Australia) - commercial B-side scan by Stuart Moore (second variant)


CBS BA-221209 (Australia) - commercial A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (third variant)


CBS BA-221209 (Australia) - commercial B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (third variant)

Manuel García Jara has a copy of the Like A Rolling Stone sheet music, published by Allans Music (Australia) Pty. Ltd. in Australia on behalf of M. Witmark & Sons.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Stuart Moore and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Like A Rolling Stone"/"Gates Of Eden" - 7" mono EP, CBS EP 6107 (France), Jun 1965:

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CBS EP 6107 (France) - front scan by Hans Seegers (EP)
This was sold as an EP (at a higher price!) even though it contained only the same tracks as the US, UK and Dutch singles above. This was because France had already released Like A Rolling Stone split over both sides of a jukebox single, see 1965. The French rear sleeve shows the first two Dylan LPs released in France, En Roue Libre (The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan) and "Mister" Bob Dylan (The Times They Are A-Changin'), see Mono Album Releases for more information, plus two French EPs.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.

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CBS EP 6107 (France) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (EP)


CBS EP 6107 (France) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (EP)


CBS EP 6107 (France) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (EP)

CBS EP 6107 (France) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (EP)
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CBS 1692 (France) - front scan by Hans Seegers (jukebox single)

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CBS 1952 (France) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (jukebox single)

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CBS 1692 (France) - A-side (R-0045) scan by Hans Seegers (jukebox single)


CBS 1692 (France) - B-side (R-0070) scan by Hans Seegers (jukebox single)


CBS EP 6107 (France) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (EP)


"Like A Rolling Stone"/"Gates Of Eden" - 7" mono EP, CBS EP 6107 (Spain), Sep 1966:

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CBS EP 6107 (Spain) - front scan by Hans Seegers
The 1966 Spanish EP has the same front sleeve as the 1965 French EP and variant rear sleeves showing the three other Spanish Dylan EPs released at the same time in Spain illustrated in either black or pink.
CBS EP 6107 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant

CBS EP 6107 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant


CBS EP 6107 (Spain) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)


CBS EP 6107 (Spain) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)

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CBS EP 6107 (Spain) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)


CBS EP 6107 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)


CBS EP 6107 (Spain) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)


CBS EP 6107 (Spain) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)


CBS EP 6107 (Spain) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (second variant)


CBS EP 6107 (Spain) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (first variant)


CBS EP 6107 (Spain) - rear scan by Manuel García Jara (third variant)


CBS EP 6107 (Spain) - detail of rear, scan by Manuel García Jara (third variant)


CBS EP 6107 (Spain) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (third variant)


CBS EP 6107 (Spain) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (third variant)


CBS EP 6107 (Spain) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (third variant)


CBS EP 6107 (Spain) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (all variants)

The rear sleeve with the Dylan EPs in black comes with either "DISCOPHON" or "Imp. en España/Print. in Spain" in the bottom left-hand corner. The rear sleeve with the Dylan EPs in pink has only "Imp. en España/Print. in Spain" in the bottom left-hand corner. The other Spanish EPs shown are Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? (CBS EP 6265, see here), Positively 4th Street (CBS EP 6210, see here) and Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (CBS EP 5660, see here). Bizarrely, no-one in Spain bothered to translate the French text "Paroles et musique: Bob Dylan [Words and music: Bob Dylan]". Because the sleeve on his copy has come apart, August Krater has noticed that the French text "CBS est la marque..." is printed under the bottom folded-over flap!

All the records were made in Spain by Discophon S.A., Barcelona. The first A-side record label has "LYKE A ROLLING STONE" on the A-side with the time shown as "6'--". The second A-side variant has "Like" spelled correctly, the time shown as "6.--", and extra text "FONOGRAM S.A." to the right of the centre hole. The third has the spelling mistake corrected with the time just shown as "6'" and no extra text to the right of the centre hole. The front sleeves and B-sides of all three EPs are identical. All the Spanish record labels show the catalogue number as "EP 6.107".

To summarise, the sleeve and A-side record label variants go together as follows:

Sleeve variant 1: laminated front sleeve, unlaminated rear sleeve, EP pictures in black, "DISCOPHON" on rear sleeve.
This occurs only with A-side record label variant 1.

Sleeve variant 2: laminated front and rear sleeves, EP pictures in black, "Imp. en España" on rear sleeve.
This occurs mostly with A-side record label variant 1, but also with variant 2.

Sleeve variant 3: laminated front sleeve, unlaminated rear sleeve, EP pictures in pink, "Imp. en España" on rear sleeve.
This occurs only with A-side record label variant 3.


CBS EP 6107 (Spain) - front of Camisas Dalí 7" sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth variant)


CBS EP 6107 (Spain) - rear of Camisas Dalí 7" sleeve with A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth variant)


CBS EP 6107 (Spain) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth variant)


CBS EP 6107 (Spain) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (fourth variant)


Dali ashtray - picture found by Manuel García Jara


Dali advert - picture found by Manuel García Jara

This EP with Like A Rolling Stone/Gates Of Eden was also given away for the purchases of products of a company based in Galicia, Camisas Dalí (Dalí Shirts). The front and rear of the generic 7" single sleeve have the slogan "This is the music of the Dalí shirt/Courtesy of Regojo Manufacturing". The "Dalí" logo reproduces the signature of the Spanish painter Salvador Dalí, who had a contract with this company at the time. The rear sleeve has two folded-over flaps, with a cut-out to display the record (which has a fourth label variant because the "Depósito Legal" text to the right of the centre hole is very small).

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Like A Rolling Stone"/"Gates Of Eden" - 7" promo and commercial mono singles, CBS BA 461068 (New Zealand), Sep 1965:


CBS BA 461068 (New Zealand) - Philips promo sheet scan by Hans Seegers
This single was manufactured by Philips in New Zealand on behalf of CBS. Promo copies were accompanied in record shops by a "Philips Pop News" promo sheet, quoting the editorial from the US magazine "Cashbox", 21 Aug 1965.

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CBS BA 461068 (New Zealand) - B-side with promo sheet, scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS BA 461068 (New Zealand) - A-side with promo sheet, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BA 461068 (New Zealand) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS BA 461068 (New Zealand) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

The promo sheet is approx 6½" wide by 7" deep, and the rounded top black flap was folded-over the record as shown. All records came in a generic CBS sleeve.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


"Gates Of Eden"/"Like A Rolling Stone" - 7" mono single, CBS 2-472 (Malaysia), 1965:


CBS 2-472 (Malaysia) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (rear is plain white)
This Malaysian single is extremely rare! Raja Abdul Razak Raja Musa's copy comes in a generic CBS sleeve with the stamp of a Penang record shop. Manuel García Jara's copy is even rarer and comes in a picture sleeve, plain white on the rear. This probably came from a Music City record store (owned by Hup Hup Records, who released CBS records in Malaysia at the time).

Thanks to Raja Abdul Razak Raja Musa and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS 2-472 (Malaysia) - A-side scan by Raja Abdul Razak Raja Musa


CBS 2-472 (Malaysia) - B-side scan by Raja Abdul Razak Raja Musa


CBS 2-472 (Malaysia) - B-side in generic sleeve, scan by Raja Abdul Razak Raja Musa


CBS 2-472 (Malaysia) - sleeve detail scan by Raja Abdul Razak Raja Musa


"Like A Rolling Stone"/"Gates Of Eden" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, CBS 4-43346 (Philippines), 1965:


CBS 4-43346 (Philippines) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)
These very rare mono singles were manufactured for Columbia Records Inc. by Mareco Inc. in the Philippines. (Later Philippines stereo records were made for CBS/Sony Japan by Blackgold Records Inc.) The promo single has white labels and the commercial single has unique green labels.
CBS 4-43346 (Philippines) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)

CBS 4-43346 (Philippines) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (promo release)

CBS 4-43346 (Philippines) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

CBS 4-43346 (Philippines) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (commercial release)

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Como Una Piedra Que Rueda [Like A Rolling Stone]"/"Las Puertas De Paraiso [Gates Of Eden]" - 7" mono single, CBS 5770 (Mexico), 1965:


CBS 5770 (Mexico) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers
This single did not have a picture sleeve. For a unique Mexican EP with Like A Rolling Stone, see below.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS 5770 (Mexico) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers

"Like A Rolling Stone"- acetate with edited version, Columbia (USA), Aug 1965:


US Columbia acetate scan by Hans Seegers
Unique edited version (3:50) on US Columbia acetate. As far as I know this edit was never released either as a promo or commercially. Full details are in 1965.

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scan.


"Como Un Vagabundo [Like A Rolling Stone]"/"Tristezas De Ausencia [Subterranean Homesick Blues]" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, CBS 321.440 (Argentina/Uruguay), 1965:

CBS 321.440 (Argentina), 1965:


CBS 321.440 (Argentina) - promo A-side scan by Hans Seegers
This 33 RPM single was issued in Argentina as a white label promo and as a commercial release. Some copies of the commercial release were also issued as promos with a stamp on the B-side only.
CBS 321.440 (Argentina) - promo B-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 321.440 (Argentina) - commercial A-side scan by Hans Seegers (also same as second promo)


CBS 321.440 (Argentina) - commercial B-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 321.440 (Argentina) - second promo B-side scan by Hans Seegers

The white label promo has the text "DISCO PROMOCIONAL PROHIBIDA LA VENDA" stamped in red. The orange label "demonstration single" has the text "DISCO PARA DEMOSTRACION - VENTA PROHIBIDA" stamped in black.

CBS 321.440 (Uruguay), 1965:


CBS 321.440 (Uruguay) - promo sleeve photo from eBay

CBS 321.440 (Uruguay) - promo A-side photo from eBay

CBS 321.440 (Uruguay) - promo B-side photo from eBay


CBS 321.440 (Uruguay) - commercial A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 321.440 (Uruguay) - commercial B-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 321.440 (Uruguay) - commercial sleeve photo found by Sergio Mariano Romay

The Uruguayan version of this release, distributed by Sondor S.A., has a slightly different label design. Sergio Mariano Romay has found a copy in the purple/white CBS/Sondor sleeve shown. Gerd Rundel has found a promo copy on eBay with a different CBS/Sondor sleeve, completely different labels and stamps with "DISCO DE PROPAGANDA PROHIBIDA SU VENTA" on the labels on both sides. This record was probably owned by a radio station.

Note the Spanish translation of these two titles is totally different from those on the Mexican single and EP on this page! My meagre Spanish tells me that the Mexican titles are literal, while these Argentinean titles are more subjective - "Como Un Vagabundo" means "Like A Vagabond", whereas "Como Una Piedra Que Rueda" means "Like A Stone That Rolls".

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Sergio Mariano Romay, Gerd Rundel and Jim Siddy for information and scans.


"Like A Rolling Stone"/"Blowin' In The Wind"- 7" mono single, CBS LL-821-C (Japan), Oct 1965 (two releases):


CBS LL-821-C (Japan) - front scan by Hans Seegers (first release)
This was one of the very few Dylan singles released by CBS in Japan before it was taken over by Sony - for two more see 1966. The rear sleeve is dated "65-10". The price on the front sleeve of the first release is ¥370 (printed below "45 rpm", at top right). Like other Japanese singles, this does not have a picture sleeve, but a folded insert inside a generic sleeve. The front of Manuel's second release copy is different - while original copies were sold at ¥370, this copy has the original price crossed out with black marker pen and a higher price (¥400) stamped below. The record is the same for both copies, has orange CBS labels and was made in Japan by Nippon Columbia Co. Ltd.

For a stereo version of this single (with the A- and B-sides reversed) released by CBS/Sony in Oct 1976, see International 7" & 12" Singles 1974-76.

Thanks to Hans Seegers and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


CBS LL-821-C (Japan) - detail of front, scan by Hans Seegers (first release, ¥370)

CBS LL-821-C (Japan) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

CBS LL-821-C (Japan) - detail of front, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release, ¥400)

CBS LL-821-C (Japan) - outside of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (second release)

CBS LL-821-C (Japan) - rear scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)


CBS LL-821-C (Japan) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)


CBS LL-821-C (Japan) - inside of insert, scan by Manuel García Jara (both releases)

CBS LL-821-C (Japan) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)

CBS LL-821-C (Japan) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (both releases)

"Like A Rolling Stone"/"Positively 4th Street" - 7" mono jukebox and commercial singles, CBS 1896/CBS JB 1896 (Italy), 12 Nov 1965:

CBS 1896 (Italy)/CBS JB 1896 (Italy) - jukebox singles:


CBS 1896 (Italy) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (first jukebox release with "J.B.S." below "45")

The Italian single was released in three jukebox editions with generic sleeves.

The first and second releases have "1896" as the catalogue number and text "EDIZIONE SPECIALE FUORI COMMERCIO [NON-COMMERCIAL SPECIAL EDITION]" above the centre hole. The first has "J.B.S." (Juke Box Service) below "45" on the left hand side, the second has "S.A.P.A.R." ( Sezione Apparecchi per le Pubbliche Attrazioni Ricreative [Appliances Section for Public Recreational Attractions]).

The third release has a catalogue number of "JB 1896" and does not have the promo text above the centre hole.


CBS 1896 (Italy) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (first jukebox release with "J.B.S." below "45")


CBS 1896 (Italy) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (second jukebox release with "S.A.P.A.R." below "45")


CBS 1896 (Italy) - jukebox single strip for "J.B.S." release - scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 1896 (Italy) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (first jukebox release with "J.B.S." below "45")

CBS 1896 (Italy) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (second jukebox release with "S.A.P.A.R." below "45")


CBS JB 1896 (Italy) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (third jukebox release)


CBS 1896 (Italy) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (second jukebox release with "S.A.P.A.R." below "45")

CBS JB 1896 (Italy) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (third jukebox release)

CBS JB 1896 (Italy) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (third jukebox release)

CBS 1896 (Italy) - commercial single (withdrawn):

The Italian commercial single was released in two sleeve designs and three record label designs with several variants!

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CBS 1896 (Italy), front of withdrawn release - scan by Hans Seegers (similar sleeve design to USA Columbia 4-43389 above)

On the withdrawn sleeve the catalogue number was given incorrectly as "1869" and overprinted with a black bar and the correct number underneath. The regular release was issued twice - see variations below.

Sergio Mariano Romay has a strange copy with the second commercial sleeve but with the withdrawn labels. Text placement on the front sleeve and the B-side label differ from those of Hans Seegers' copies shown. The record of this copy has stamped matrix numbers: Side 1 - 1896-1  12-11-65 (the pressing date of 12 Nov 1965), Side 2 - 1896-2  12-11-65.


CBS 1896 (Italy), detail of front of withdrawn release - scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 1896 (Italy), front scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (copy with withdrawn labels, similar to second commercial variant)

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CBS 1896 (Italy), rear of withdrawn release - scan by Hans Seegers (shows US "Cashbox" chart positions)

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CBS 1896 (Italy), A-side of withdrawn release - scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 1896 (Italy), detail of A-side of withdrawn release - scan by Hans Seegers ("D. R." not in box, time "6:00" on right of centre hole)


CBS 1896 (Italy), detail of A-side of withdrawn release - scan by Hans Seegers
 ("Prodotto da Tom Wilson" below "BOB DYLAN")


CBS 1896 (Italy), B-side of withdrawn release - scan by Manuel García Jara

CBS 1896 (Italy), detail of front, scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (compare position with detail scan below)

CBS 1896 (Italy), front scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (copy with withdrawn labels, similar to second commercial variant)

CBS 1896 (Italy), A-side scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (similar to withdrawn release)


CBS 1896 (Italy), detail of A-side scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (similar to withdrawn release, "D. R." not in box, time "6:00" on right of centre hole)


CBS 1896 (Italy), detail of A-side scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (similar to withdrawn release, "Prodotto da Tom Wilson" below "BOB DYLAN")


CBS 1896 (Italy), A-side scan by Sergio Mariano Romay (similar to withdrawn release, text below centre hole printed higher)

CBS 1896 (Italy) - commercial singles:

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CBS 1896 (Italy), front of all commercial releases - scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 1896 (Italy), detail of front of all commercial releases - scan by Hans Seegers

CBS 1896 (Italy), detail of front of all commercial releases - scan by Hans Seegers (compare position with Sergio's copy above - text lower and further right)
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CBS 1896 (Italy), rear of first commercial release - scan by Hans Seegers (same rear design as US and South African singles)

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CBS 1896 (Italy), A-side of first commercial release - scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 1896 (Italy), detail of A-side of first commercial release - scan by Hans Seegers (Tom Wilson credit not present, time "6:00" below song title)

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CBS 1896 (Italy), rear of second commercial release - scan by Hans Seegers ("Ray Coleman" has been moved and printed vertically in front of Bob's face!)

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CBS 1896 (Italy), A-side of second commercial release - scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 1896 (Italy), detail of A-side of second commercial release - scan by Hans Seegers ("Prodotto da Tom Wilson" below "BOB DYLAN", time "6:00" still below song title)

CBS 1896 (Italy), detail of A-side of second commercial release - scan by Hans Seegers ("D. R." in box, no Tom Wilson credit below, no track time)


CBS 1896 (Italy), detail of A-side of first commercial release - scan by Hans Seegers ("D. R." in box, "Prod. Tom Wilson" below, no track time)


CBS 1896 (Italy), B-side of first commercial release - scan by Manuel García Jara

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CBS 1896 (Italy), A-side of second commercial release - scan by Hans Seegers (promo copy with sticker)


CBS 1896 (Italy), detail of A-side of second commercial release - scan by Hans Seegers (promo copy with sticker)

CBS 1896 (Italy), B-side of second commercial release - scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1)

CBS 1896 (Italy), detail of B-side of second commercial release - scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1)

CBS 1896 (Italy), B-side of second commercial release - scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

CBS 1896 (Italy), detail of B-side of second commercial release - scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

The second version of the Italian regular release had the same front sleeve as the first version, but a slightly different rear sleeve and record labels. Also shown is a promo copy with a sticker on the A-side with "DISCO CAMPIONE NON VENDABILE [SAMPLE RECORD NOT FOR SALE]". Manuel García Jara has copies of the second commercial release with different positioning of the text lines below the centre hole - as can be seen "Prodotto da Bob Johnston" is higher on the second variant.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Manuel García Jara and Sergio Mariano Romay for information and scans.


"Like A Rolling Stone"/"Positively 4th Street" - 7" mono single, CBS BA 301089 (Greece), Nov 1965:


CBS BA 301089 (Greece) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers

The Greek single, which did not have a picture sleeve, is one of the very few Dylan releases in Greece from this time period, most of Bob's albums and singles were not released there during the rule of "the colonels".

Thanks to Hans Seegers for information and scans.


CBS BA 301089 (Greece) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers


"Positively 4th Street"- 7" mono EP, CBS 6198 (Portugal), 1965:

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CBS 6198 (Portugal) - front scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1)

CBS 6198 (Portugal) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 2)

CBS 6198 (Portugal) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 3)
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CBS 6198 (Portugal) - rear scan by Hans Seegers

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CBS 6198 (Portugal) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 6198 (Portugal) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara

In addition to the title track, this EP has From A Buick 6 on the A-side, and Like A Rolling Stone on the B-side. The front sleeve design is similar to USA Columbia 4-43389 above. There are several differently coloured front sleeves, all with the same rear sleeve and record, which has orange CBS labels. The different label colours are probably just due to scanner differences.

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Wiebke Dittmer and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


"Como Una Piedra Que Rueda" [Like A Rolling Stone] - 7" mono EP, CBS EPC 496 (Mexico), 1965, reissued 1980s:
This EP exclusive to Mexico had a unique picture of Bob at the piano by Daniel Kramer. For the Mexican 7" single of Like A Rolling Stone, see above.


CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - front of pasted card sleeve, scan by Jim Siddy (1965 release, blue logo)

A-side: Como Una Piedra Que Rueda [Like A Rolling Stone]
B-side: Positivamente La Cuarte Calle [Positively 4th Street]; El Blues Del Subterráneo Melancólico [Subterranean Homesick Blues]

All songs are the original English versions, not Spanish! There is also a Mexican album with this title, which is actually the regular version of Highway 61 Revisited.

Hans Seegers adds: "There are 8 variations of the Mexican Like A Rolling Stone EP. The first one came in a bag type cardboard sleeve with folded-over flaps, orange labels and was released in 1965 in 2 label and 2 sleeve variations. In 1966 CBS Mexico started using folded out paper sleeves and "1966" on the labels. This one came in many label and cover variations. Catalogue number and release date remain the same until into the 1980s, e.g. orange labels for half the 1970's, yellow/red labels afterwards. Front sleeve: CBS logo and catalogue number in blue, but also in red. Many “collectors” don't believe it until they've seen it!"


CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - rear of pasted card sleeve with two folded-over flaps, scan by Jim Siddy (1965 release)


CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - front of folded card sleeve (1966 release - my copy, blue logo)


CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - detail of front (my copy, blue logo)

CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - front of folded card sleeve, scan by Michel Pomarede (later release, red logo)

CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - detail of front, scan by Michel Pomarede (later release, red logo)

CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - detail of rear, scan by Jim Siddy (1965 release)

Hollywood Jazz Beat by Ray Bryant (Columbia US mono, 1962), picture from discogs.com (illustrated on rear of EP)


CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - A-side scan by Jim Siddy (1965 release)


CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - detail of A-side, scan by Jim Siddy (1965 release, dated "1965")

CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - B-side scan by Jim Siddy (1965 release)

CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - A-side (1966 release - my copy)

CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - detail of A-side (1966 release, dated "1966")

CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - B-side (1966 release)


CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - rear of folded card sleeve (1966 release - my copy)


CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - detail of rear (1966 release)

CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - detail of rear (1966 release)

CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - detail of A-side (1966 release - other 1960s releases are similar)


CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - A-side scan by Jim Siddy (later 1960s release)


CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - A-side scan by Jim Siddy (later 1960s release, still dated "1966")


CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - B-side scan by Jim Siddy (later 1960s release)

CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - A-side scan by Kenneth Robson (1970s-80s release)


CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - detail of A-side, scan by Kenneth Robson (1970s-80s release)


CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - B-side scan by Kenneth Robson (1970s-80s release)

On the rear of the sleeve is an advert for a contemporary CBS jazz EP by pianist Ray Bryant, Jazz En Hollywood, from his 1962 Columbia/CBS album Hollywood Jazz Beat.

Thanks to Jim Siddy for scans of an original 1965 release with a pasted card sleeve and "1965" on the record labels. The other 1960s copies shown (mine and Jim Siddy's) are later releases with a folded card sleeve and "(P) 1966" on the orange CBS labels. Jim Siddy's later 1960s copy has exactly the same folded card sleeve as mine, but completely different orange CBS labels. Thanks to Michel Pomarede for the scan of the front sleeve with the red CBS logo. Thanks to Kenneth Robson for scans of the 1970-80s yellow/red record labels. His copy has a folded paper sleeve.


CBS EPC 496 (Mexico) - front photo from eBay (fake promo release)
Thanks to Manuel García Jara for finding a fake Mexican promo on eBay. The record looks genuine enough, although it has a fake promo stamp, but the sleeve is obviously fake. You are urged to avoid buying such items!

"Like A Rolling Stone"/"Highway 61 Revisited" - 7" mono promo and commercial singles, CBS 33431 (Brazil), 1966:

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CBS 33431 (Brazil) - promo A-side scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1A)

These singles have orange CBS labels and play at 33 RPM. There are four A-side label variants - Hans Seegers has both a promo and a commercial copy of the first. The promo has a black square stamp with “AMOSTRA INVENDAVEL [SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE]” on the A-side.

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CBS 33431 (Brazil) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1A)


CBS 33431 (Brazil) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 1A)

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CBS 33431 (Brazil) - B-side scan by Hans Seegers (variants 1A and 2)


CBS 33431 (Brazil) - detail of B-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variants 1A and 2)


CBS 33431 (Brazil) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1B)


CBS 33431 (Brazil) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1B)


CBS 33431 (Brazil) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 1B)

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CBS 33431 (Brazil) - A-side scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2)


CBS 33431 (Brazil) - detail of A-side, scan by Hans Seegers (variant 2)


CBS 33431 (Brazil) - B-side scan by Ronald Born (variant 3)


CBS 33431 (Brazil) - detail of B-side, scan by Ronald Born (variant 3)

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Sleeve used for variant 1A, scan by Hans Seegers

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Sleeve used for variants 2 and 3, scan by Hans Seegers


CBS 33431 (Brazil) - A-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 4)


CBS 33431 (Brazil) - detail of A-side, scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 4)


CBS 33431 (Brazil) - B-side scan by Manuel García Jara (variant 4)

The first variant in the blue sleeve has “(P) 1966” on the left side of the labels on both sides. The second A-side variant in the orange sleeve has(P) 1965” on the A-side (in a much smaller typeface) and “(P) 1966” on the B-side as before. Ronald Born has a third variant in the orange sleeve which has "(P) 1965" on both sides.

Manuel García Jara has two further variants, both with "(P) 1966 on the labels. The first (1B) is similar to variant 1A but the details of the A-side are in slightly different positions. The B-side looks identical to the variant 1A B-side. The second (variant 4) is different from all the others. The song titles are in noticeably smaller text on both sides, and "Lado 1/2" is immediately below "33" and above "(P) 1966".

Thanks to Hans Seegers, Ronald Born and Manuel García Jara for information and scans.


Bob Dylan - "Like A Rolling Stone"/Tony Bennett - "Smile" - "In Session At The Columbia Records 30th Street Studio" - promo 7" single, Columbia 4-43348 (A-side)/Columbia 4-41434 (B-side) (USA), 17 Jul 2008:


Columbia 4-43348/4-41434 (USA) - front scan by Dag Braathen
This promo single from Icon Collectibles features Like A Rolling Stone on the A-side and Smile by Tony Bennett on the B-side. It is actually an invitation to a photography exhibition at the Morrison Hotel, New York on 17 Jul 2008 of pictures taken at the Columbia Recording Studios of Bob, Tony Bennett, Johnny Cash, Billy Holliday, etc.
Columbia 4-43348/4-41434 (USA) - rear scan by Dag Braathen


Columbia 4-43348 (USA) - A-side scan by Dag Braathen


Columbia 4-41434 (USA) - B-side scan by Dag Braathen

The catalogue number of the A-side is given as Columbia 4-43348 whereas the actual catalogue number of the original 7" mono single was Columbia 4-43346 (see above). This must be a misprint as the pressing number is given as ZSP 110938, which is correct.

Thanks to Dag Braathen for information and scans.


"Like A Rolling Stone (alternate version)"/"Desolation Row (piano demo)" - 7" stereo single with "Rolling Stone" magazine, Sony Music/Columbia (no catalogue number) (Germany), Nov 2015:


Front of sleeve (my copy)
This single, exclusive to the November 2015 edition of the German "Rolling Stone" magazine, contains an alternate take of Like A Rolling Stone and a piano demo of Desolation Row from the set The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12. They are the versions from tracks 15 and 18 of CD1 of the 2CD set The Best of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12. The front design is based on the picture sleeve of the 1965 Danish 7" mono release above.


CBS 201.811 (Denmark) - front scan by Manuel García Jara (1965)


Front of "Rolling Stone" magazine

Judith Holofernes (Judith Holfelder-Roy) - photo from Wikipedia

Rear of sleeve

Detail of rear of sleeve with credit to Hanns Peter Bushoff

A-side of single

B-side of single

"Catfish" by Maik Brüggemeyer (Metrolit, Germany, 2015)

Inside pages of "Rolling Stone" magazine

The single was released with the help of Searching For A Gem contributor Dr. Hanns Peter Bushoff. The sleeve is made of very heavy card. Both the sleeve and the record labels have the logo of the Austrian copyright organisation Austro Mechana, which appears in all German "Rolling Stone" singles. The single was pressed in Germany but it is apparently cheaper to register the copyright in Austria than with the German organisation GEMA! The magazine front has the headline "Bob Dylan und der beste Song aller Zeiten [Bob Dylan and the best Song of all Time]" and includes a nine page article "Revolution in sechs Minuten [Revolution in Six Minutes]" by Maik Brüggemeyer and a "free" translation of the song lyrics into German as "Wie ein rollender Stein" by singer, guitarist and author Judith Holofernes ( (Judith Holfelder-Roy - in the Book of Judith, part of the Biblical Apocrypha, the Chaldean general Holofernes was killed by Judith). Maik Brüggemeyer is the editor of the German "Rolling Stone" magazine, a long-time Dylan fan, and author of a Bob Dylan novel with the title “Catfish”, published in 2015 by Walde + Graf, Metrolit Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin (German ISBN 978-3-8493-0363-1). The cover photo is by Judy Linn and the person holding the Bob Dylan picture in front of her face is Patti Smith.

Thanks to Wiebke Dittmer, Ronald Born and Gerd Rundel for information and to Christoph Maus for the magazine and single.


"Like A Rolling Stone" (alternate take)/"She Belongs To Me" (solo acoustic) - 7" stereo single, Sony Music/Columbia (no catalogue number) (UK), Nov 2015:


Front of sleeve with £4.99 HMV store sticker (my copy)

This single, exclusive to HMV in the UK and costing £4.99, contains the alternate take of Like A Rolling Stone and a solo acoustic version of She Belongs To Me from the set The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge. They are the versions from tracks 15 and 4 of CD1 of the 2CD set The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Best Of The Cutting Edge. The front design is again based on the picture sleeve of the 1965 Danish 7" mono release, see above - this time in blue. The front design was based on the front of the 1965 Danish single, but the rear sleeve has a design based on the rear of the 1965 Mexican EP "Como Una Piedra Que Rueda", again see above. The record labels are based on the 1960s Columbia Special Products US labels, but in blue instead of red.


Front of sleeve scan by Manuel García Jara


Rear of sleeve scan by Manuel García Jara


Detail of rear of sleeve, scan by Manuel García Jara

A-side scan by Manuel García Jara

B-side scan by Manuel García Jara


Columbia Special Products CSP 205 (USA) - Side 1 scan by Kenneth Robson (1965)

Thanks to Éamonn Ó Catháin and Manuel García Jara for information and scans. Special thanks to Ian Woodward for the copy of the single!


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