Steve Kline Ages of Rock
1965: Bob Dylan takes the stage at the Newport Folk Festival with a Fender Stratocaster. Backed by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, he rips into Maggie’s Farm as horrified folk fans recoil. 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.