17 MAY 1966
Bob Dylan’s classic double album ‘Blonde on Blonde’ was released during this week. This song - ‘Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands’ - is an 11-minute track that took up the whole of Side Four. The sheer length of the track was something of a radical move that demonstrates the experimental vibe of some major established artists in 1966. Once again, this was a departure from standard practices of the past and a nod to the future.
It has been suggested that this was a 'wedding song' for Bob's wife Sara Lownds (Lowndes= Lowlands), whom he had married a few months earlier.