Friday, July 24, 2015

Dylan Goes Electric: 50 Years Ago today

Fifty years ago today, Bob Dylan went electric at the Newport Folk Festival (much to the dismay of many of his fans).

" the sound of both booing and cheering can be heard a few bars into Dylan's first song, "Maggie's Farm", and continues throughout his second, "Like a Rolling Stone". Dylan and his band then performed "Phantom Engineer", an early version of "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry". Dylan was said to have "electrified one half of his audience, and electrocuted the other".
-Wikipedia "Electric Dylan Controversy"

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