Although he was not fond of the title himself, it represented a change of direction. Still all his own creations, there are no political ‘finger-pointing’ lyrics on this. He still performs solo with guitar and harmonica (and piano on one), but is moving from folk-song form.
The Beatles first US visit affected him, like many, and he absorbed them into his own emerging styles: "their chords were outrageous, their harmonies made it valid".
It was March 1964 that he rented an electric guitar; his relationships with Joan Baez and Suze Rotolo were ending and his first experiences with hallucinatory drugs occurred.
All I Really Want To Do, Black Crow Blues, Chimes Of Freedom, I Shall Be Free, To Ramona, My Back Pages, Ballad In Plain D and It Ain’t Me Babe joined his growing catalogue of classics.
Listen (and watch): Folk-rock founders The Byrds (who owed it all to Dylan's songs) covering All I Really Want To Do