Bob Dylan: Live At the Newport Folk Festival Radio Special

Sunday, July 25, 2015 at 9:00 PM

Bob Dylan playing an electric guitar on stage for the first time at Newport Folk Festival in 1965Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the weekend that Bob Dylan plugged in and went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, Rita Houston hosts this look back at Bob Dylan’s Newport Folk Festival appearances from 1963-1965.

Whether it was his intention to or not, Bob Dylan created a modern myth 50 years ago this weekend in 1965. All he had to do was plug in an electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival. To this day, no two people agree about what happened. But that was Dylan’s third appearance at Newport, and looking back at his artistic progression from 1963 to 65 at least shows us where it all started. In this one hour special, we’re going to hear the story from George Wein, Murray Lerner, John Cohen, Dave Marsh, Bill Flanagan, and Greil Marcus. And we’ll hear highlights from Dylan’s live performances at the Newport Folk Festival.

The program is produced by Joyride Media.

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