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Dylan wrote this ballad on Thanksgiving Day 1965 while on tour in Kansas City. It was allegedly inspired by Warhol factory pin up girl Edie Sedgwick, a pinup girl who appears in sleeve photos to Blonde On Blonde and died of a drug overdose in 1971. It could also be about his relationship with fellow folk singer Joan Baez.
Dylan has performed this song more than any other.
Some women's groups criticized this because of its disparaging lyrics.
Joe Cocker, Manfred Mann, Rod Stewart and Richie Havens have all covered this.
This was not released as a single in the UK. Manfred Mann's version hit #10 there in 1966.
In a February 2000 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, presidential candidate Al Gore answered 2 questions by singing parts of this.
of The Righteous Brothers covered this on Damn Near Righteous
, his first new album since the untimely 2003 death of his partner Bobby Hatfield. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Tom Keifer of Cinderella
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
Richard Patrick of Filter
"Hey Man, Nice Shot" was nearly a Nine Inch Nails song, as Richard was working with Trent Reznor when he came up with it.
Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.