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Columbia A&R man John Hammond sought Dylan out on the strength of the review, and signed the songwriter in the fall of 1961.Hammond produced Dylan's eponymous debut album (released in March 1962), a collection of folk and blues standards that boasted only two original songs.As a vocalist, he broke down the notion that a singer must have a conventionally good voice in order to perform, thereby redefining the vocalist's role in popular music.As a musician, he sparked several genres of pop music, including electrified folk-rock and country-rock. Dylan's force was evident enough during his height of popularity in the '60s -- the Beatles' shift toward introspective songwriting in the mid-'60s never would have happened without him -- but his influence echoed throughout several subsequent generations, as many of his songs became popular standards and his best albums became undisputed classics of the rock & roll canon.By the time he returned to Minneapolis in the fall, he had grown substantially as a performer and was determined to become a professional musician.
By that point, Baez and Dylan had become romantically involved, and she was beginning to record his songs frequently. By the time The Times They Are A-Changin' was released in early 1964, Dylan's songwriting had developed far beyond that of his New York peers.
Similarly, several tracks with a full backing band that were recorded for Freewheelin' were scrapped before the album's release.
Furthermore, several tracks recorded for the album -- including "Talking John Birch Society Blues" -- were eliminated from the album before its release.
In April, he opened for John Lee Hooker at Gerde's Folk City.
Five months later, Dylan performed another concert at the venue, which was reviewed positively by Robert Shelton in The New York Times.
Entirely comprising original songs, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan made a huge impact in the U. folk community, and many performers began covering songs from the album.