On this day in 1965, Bob Dylan went electric at the Newport Folk Festival. The folk music establishment was not impressed. In fact, they were down right angry. They viewed Dylan's metamorphosis as a put-down, a betrayal. The establishment despises...
Photo by John Shearer "If you think you've been called a bad name, try to work your way out from under that. Yeah, and for what? For playing an electric guitar? As if that is in some kind of way equitable to betraying our Lord and d... Read Post
When Bob Dylan dropped his acoustic guitar and went electric, diehard fans felt betrayed and were actively against the move. More » Read Post