We enjoyed the fact that we were called to the folk festivals and we got to know Joan Baez, Dylan. We were singing strictly gospel, but then after we started hearing songs that they would sing, we saw that those songs were very fitting for us because they were singing the truth, and truth is gospel.
Mavis Staples, on this week’s American Routes. (via americanroutes)
Winning bid (setting the record for a highest guitar sale ever at auction) for Bob Dylan guitar from his 1965 Newport Folk Festival appearance: $965,000.00.

Winning bid (setting the record for a highest guitar sale ever at auction) for Bob Dylan guitar from his 1965 Newport Folk Festival appearance: $965,000.00.

George Wein, founder of the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, sits next to the Fender Stratocaster electric guitar played by musician Bob Dylan on July 25, 1965 at Newport Folk Festival, better known as “the night Dyan went electric” at an auction preview at Christie’s on November 25, 2013 in New York City. The guitar is estimated at $300,000 to $500,000.

George Wein, founder of the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, sits next to the Fender Stratocaster electric guitar played by musician Bob Dylan on July 25, 1965 at Newport Folk Festival, better known as “the night Dyan went electric” at an auction preview at Christie’s on November 25, 2013 in New York City. The guitar is estimated at $300,000 to $500,000.

rollingstone:

The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played during his legendary electric set at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival is finally headed to the auction block.

We’re accepting donations…
You don’t necessarily have to write to be a poet. Some people work in gas stations and they’re poets. I don’t call myself a poet, because I don’t like the word…I’m a trapeze artist.
Bob Dylan - 1965
antirecords:

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco with Bob Dylan

Tough crowd.

antirecords:

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco with Bob Dylan

Tough crowd.

theimpossiblecool:

Dylan.
musichistoryingifs:

1965.  bob dylan plays his first electric set at the newport folk festival.  his dumb acoustic fans are all “booooo”
later they realize they were dumb.

Never before seen footage.

musichistoryingifs:

1965.  bob dylan plays his first electric set at the newport folk festival.  his dumb acoustic fans are all “booooo”

later they realize they were dumb.

Never before seen footage.

With a keen sense of awareness of everyday phenomena, in his Revisionist art Bob Dylan has transformed popular design elements—from Bondage Magazine to Baby Talk—by reconsidering the purposes of each: the graphics, syntax and chromatic content, enlarging them into silkscreened images that measure more than four feet in height. He combines a wide range of popular styles, the sources of which he has reshaped to produce new conflations of image and meaning.

With a keen sense of awareness of everyday phenomena, in his Revisionist art Bob Dylan has transformed popular design elements—from Bondage Magazine to Baby Talk—by reconsidering the purposes of each: the graphics, syntax and chromatic content, enlarging them into silkscreened images that measure more than four feet in height. He combines a wide range of popular styles, the sources of which he has reshaped to produce new conflations of image and meaning.

Coffee.

Coffee.

nprmusic:

Hear “Duquesne Whistle,” the first song from Bob Dylan’s 35th studio album, Tempest.
nmemagazine:

Sleuth legend uncovers locations for classic album covers and other pop culture events

nmemagazine:

Sleuth legend uncovers locations for classic album covers and other pop culture events