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Dylan Goes Electric!: Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night that Split the Sixties by [Wald, Elijah]
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"Wald contextualizes the deeply divisive event in illuminating detail . . . a major contribution to modern musical history." ---Booklist Starred Review

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On the evening of July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan took the stage at the Newport Folk Festival. Backed by an electric band, he roared into a blistering version of “Maggie’s Farm,” followed by his new rock single, “Like a Rolling Stone.” The audience of committed folk purists and political activists who had hailed him as their acoustic prophet reacted with a mix of shock, boos, and scattered cheers. It was the shot heard round the world—Dylan’s declaration of musical independence, the end of the folk revival, and the birth of rock as the voice of a generation—and one of the defining moments in twentieth-century music.

In Dylan Goes Electric! Elijah Wald explores the cultural, political, and historical roots and impact of this seminal event. He delves deep into the folk revival and its intersections with the civil rights movement, the rise of rock, and the tensions between traditional and groundbreaking music to provide important insights into Dylan’s artistic evolution, his special affinity to blues, his complex relationship to the folk establishment and his sometime mentor Pete Seeger, and the ways he reshaped popular music forever.

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  • File Size: 3017 KB
  • Print Length: 381 pages
  • Publisher: Dey Street Books; Reprint edition (July 14, 2015)
  • Publication Date: July 14, 2015
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00OP1FJ6K
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #320,203 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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