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50 Years Ago Dylan Goes 'Electric'

Fifty years ago this weekend, singer/songwriter Bob Dylan took the stage at the Newport Folk Festival and delivered a performance that got him booed – and also helped change the direction of music and culture in the United States. In the mid-1960s the times they were indeed a-changin’. One of the places those changes were being felt was the world of folk music, says rock historian Elijah Wald, author of a new book, “Dylan Goes Electric.” “There was a moment in the early 60s where you...

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