Worth noting: he’s gone electric

July 25th, 2007

July 25, 1965: Dylan’s Move to Electric Leaves Blood on the Tracks

1965: Bob Dylan trades acoustic for electric at the Newport Folk Festival. It does not go over well.

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The hostility was palpable from “Maggie’s Farm,” the set’s opening song, continued building through “Like a Rolling Stone” and finally reached the boiling point during “It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry,” causing Dylan and his band to abandon the stage. After an uncomfortable interlude, Dylan was lured back, handed an acoustic guitar and, with the crowd now urging him on, performed “Mr. Tambourine Man” and, in what proved to be his kiss-off to Newport, “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue.”

In other news, I’m back from vacation, but too much to do right now that’s more important than blogging. Last night: mowing the back yard and reading from HP7.

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