Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” was released in 1963. The most popular cover is the 1963 version by Peter, Paul and Mary. I don’t think it’s bad but I think the way Dylan sings is part of his message. There’s a live electric 1974 version by Dylan and the Band which is slow but loud, an unusual combination. One thing I admire about Dylan is that he doesn’t treat his songs as museum pieces.
There are many cover versions including one by Stevie Wonder from 1966.