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Legendary Producer George Wein Remembers Bob Dylan's Electric Performance At Newport Folk

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Fifty years ago this week, on July 25, 1965, a young folk singer named Bob Dylan took the stage at the Newport Folk Festival and transformed himself...

Fifty years ago this week, on July 25, 1965, a young folk singer named Bob Dylan took the stage at the Newport Folk Festival and transformed himself from a defender of the folk tradition into a leader of a new breed of popular musician, the rock and roll troubadour.

This year’s Newport Folk festival kicks off Friday, and it will include a tribute to this moment in rock and roll history.  Rhode Island Public Radio host Chuck Hinman asked  Newport Folk Festival Founder George Wein to remember the iconic performance.

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Legendary Producer George Wein Remembers Bob Dylan's Electric Performance At Newport Folk
Legendary Producer George Wein Remembers Bob Dylan's Electric Performance At Newport Folk