Everybody wants you to be just like them

Rock the Day One of Those Moments

July 25, 1965: Bob Dylan takes the stage at the Newport Folk Festival with a Fender Stratocaster. He’s backed by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Nearly a half century later, it is hard to sort out truth from myth about the moment Dylan goes electric at Newport. One thing is certain: Neither “folk” nor “rock” ever will be the same.

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