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Video: Bob Dylan Goes Electric at Newport, Sings ‘Maggie’s Farm,’ ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ & More

Dylan at Newport, 1965. Is there more to say about it?


But today I’m digging the music. And I’m digging seeing Dylan along and with Michael Bloomfield on lead guitar, Al Kooper on organ, Barry Goldberg on piano, bassist Jerome Arnold and drummer Sam Lay, along with Barry Goldberg on piano, playing an amazing set.

I really love this version of “Maggie’s Farm.” Michael Bloomfield sounds terrific.

“Maggie’s Farm” at Newport”:

“Like A Rolling Stone” at Newport:

Bob Dylan – Like a Rolling Stone (Live… by toma-uno

“Mr. Tambourine Man”:

“It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”:

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue by Bob Dylan on Grooveshark

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Video: Bob Dylan & The Byrds Sing ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’

David Crosby (Left) and Dylan at the tribute concert.

A year after Roy Orbison died, in February 1990, an all-star tribute concert was held for him at the Universal Ampitheater in Los Angeles.

The Byrds reunited for the show and performed “Mr. Tambourine Man” with Bob Dylan.

It’s interesting to watch the interaction between Dylan and Roger McGuinn, who pushes Dylan to sing lead, finally joining him at the microphone to get him to sing more.

Check it out.

“Mr. Tambourine Man,” live at Newport, 1964):

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The Guitar Bob Dylan Played At Newport Sells for $965,000

Photo of Dylan and the pricey guitar via Rolling Stone.

The sunburst Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played when he went electric at 1965’s Newport Folk Festival and angered fans with a three song rock set that began with a noisy “Maggie’s Farm,” was auctioned at Christie’s on Friday for $965,000, according to the auction house’s website.

The  buyer actually had to pay $985,000, which includes what’s called a “buyer’s premium,” in this case $20,000 that goes to the auctioneer — not the seller — to cover administrative expenses.

In total the buyer paid $985,000 to own the guitar once played by Bob Dylan.

For background on the guitar and how it came to be auctioned, head to Rolling Stone or this Associated Press story or this one at The Guardian.

“Maggie’s Farm” at the Newport Folk Festival, Sunday July 25, 1965:

Bob Dylan & Mike Bloomfield -Maggie's Farm… by Tushratta

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