Bob Dylan with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Al Kooper at the Newport Folk Festival 25/07/1965

This was the second of three songs in the famous ‘Dylan goes electric’ controversy at Newport, played right after ‘Maggie’s Farm’, and before ‘Phantom Engineer’. He then left the stage and came back to play two more songs on an acoustic guitar.

Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar, harmonica, police car.
Mike Bloomfield – electric guitar
Al Kooper – organ
Jerome Arnold/Elvin Bishop? – bass guitar
Sam Lay – drums

electrified one half of his audience, and electrocuted the other



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