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We all know the story of Bob Dylan going electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival: the boos, the cheers, Pete Seeger overheard backstage wishing that he had an axe to chop through the microphone cable. It’s one of the great American artistic-origin myths. As Excalibur was to Arthur, so the Fender Stratocaster was to Dylan, the tool that unlocked a destiny. But what most of us don’t realize is that Dylan started out electric, playing with his band as a teen-ager in Minnesota.
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