[Slowhand] Re: Electric Dylan

Luke Pacholski lukpac at lukpac.org
Sat Apr 1 12:27:20 EST 2006

DeltaNick, re:

> However, Bob Dylan's very first public, electric performance was part of

> his set at the Newport Folk Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, in July

> 1965. He was NOT booed at this performance.

Right...complete tapes of the set show that the audience only started to
get restless when he left the stage after only 3 songs (which is all he
was scheduled for). While it's possible there were some boos here and
there, the audience reaction as captured on tape is pretty positive.

The whole "Dylan was booed off stage and had to come back with an acoustic
to appease the fans" myth is just that - a myth.


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