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.
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Jeff Tweedy of Wilco with Bob Dylan
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.
Hear “Duquesne Whistle,” the first song from Bob Dylan’s 35th studio album, Tempest.
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Woody Guthrie’s words still ring true
- American Repertory Theater’s “Woody Sez” captures Guthrie’s vision as a political agitator and spiritual influence on everyone from Bob Dylan to Wilco. (AP/FILE)
“Hey hey Woody Guthrie I wrote you a song
‘Bout a funny old world that’s comin’ along
Seems sick and it’s hungry, it’s tired and it’s torn
It looks like it’s a-dyin’ and it’s hardly been born.”