Lectures

Dylan Goes Electric

When: Mon., Nov. 23, 5 p.m. 2015

Presented by Elijah Wald. The Newport Folk Festival in 1965 made history for one musician, Bob Dylan, who took the stage midway for a set of three songs. With his Fender Stratocaster guitar backed by a fully amplified band he electrified the audience with an earsplitting “Maggie’s Farm,” “Like a Rolling Stone” and “Phantom Engineer”—facing boos from the folk-faithful crowd and eliciting outrage from performer Pete Seeger.

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