Dylan Goes Electric!: Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night by Elijah Wald

By Elijah Wald

"Elijah Wald's ebook displays the numerous instructions during which America's track scene developed in these outstanding years, 1963–1970—I can't suggest it enough."—George Wein, founding father of the Newport people Festival

On the night of July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan took the degree on the Newport people competition subsidized via an electrical band and roared right into a blistering model of "Maggie's Farm," by means of his new rock unmarried, "Like a Rolling Stone." The viewers of dedicated folks purists and political activists who had hailed him as their acoustic prophet reacted with a mixture of surprise, booing, and scattered cheers. It was once the shot heard around the world—Dylan's statement of musical independence, the tip of the people revival, and the beginning of rock because the voice of a generation—and one of many defining moments in twentieth-century music.

In Dylan is going electrical! Elijah Wald explores the cultural, political, and historic context of this seminal occasion. He delves deep into the folks revival and its intersections with the civil rights circulate, the increase of rock, and the tensions among conventional and groundbreaking track to supply new insights into Dylan's creative evolution, his certain affinity to blues, his complicated dating to the folks institution and his someday mentor Pete Seeger, and the methods he reshaped renowned song without end. Breaking new floor on a narrative we predict we all know, Dylan is going electrical! is a considerate, sharp appraisal of the debatable occasion at Newport.

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By Elijah Wald

"Elijah Wald's ebook displays the numerous instructions during which America's track scene developed in these outstanding years, 1963–1970—I can't suggest it enough."—George Wein, founding father of the Newport people Festival

On the night of July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan took the degree on the Newport people competition subsidized via an electrical band and roared right into a blistering model of "Maggie's Farm," by means of his new rock unmarried, "Like a Rolling Stone." The viewers of dedicated folks purists and political activists who had hailed him as their acoustic prophet reacted with a mixture of surprise, booing, and scattered cheers. It was once the shot heard around the world—Dylan's statement of musical independence, the tip of the people revival, and the beginning of rock because the voice of a generation—and one of many defining moments in twentieth-century music.

In Dylan is going electrical! Elijah Wald explores the cultural, political, and historic context of this seminal occasion. He delves deep into the folks revival and its intersections with the civil rights circulate, the increase of rock, and the tensions among conventional and groundbreaking track to supply new insights into Dylan's creative evolution, his certain affinity to blues, his complicated dating to the folks institution and his someday mentor Pete Seeger, and the methods he reshaped renowned song without end. Breaking new floor on a narrative we predict we all know, Dylan is going electrical! is a considerate, sharp appraisal of the debatable occasion at Newport.

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