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The Resource Dylan goes electric! : Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the night that split the Sixties, Elijah Wald

Dylan goes electric! : Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the night that split the Sixties, Elijah Wald

Label
Dylan goes electric! : Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the night that split the Sixties
Title
Dylan goes electric!
Title remainder
Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the night that split the Sixties
Statement of responsibility
Elijah Wald
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the music world's preeminent critics takes a fresh and much-needed look at the day Dylan "went electric" at the Newport Folk Festival, timed to coincide with the event's fiftieth anniversary. On the evening of July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan took the stage at Newport Folk Festival, backed by an electric band, and roared into his new rock hit, Like a Rolling Stone. The audience of committed folk purists and political activists who had hailed him as their acoustic prophet reacted with a mix of shock, booing, and scattered cheers. It was the shot heard round the world-- Dylan's declaration of musical independence, the end of the folk revival, and the birth of rock as the voice of a generation-- and one of the defining moments in twentieth-century music. In Dylan Goes Electric!, Elijah Wald explores the cultural, political, and historical context of this seminal event that embodies the transformative decade that was the Sixties. Wald delves deep into the folk revival, the rise of rock, and the tensions between traditional and groundbreaking music to provide new insights into Dylan's artistic evolution, his special affinity to blues, his complex relationship to the folk establishment and his sometime-mentor Pete Seeger, and the ways he reshaped popular music forever. Breaking new ground on a story we think we know, Dylan Goes Electric! is a thoughtful, sharp appraisal of the controversial event at Newport and a nuanced, provocative, analysis of why it matters
Cataloging source
JAI
Dewey number
781.6609
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • ML3534
  • ML420.D98
LC item number
W34 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Dylan goes electric! : Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the night that split the Sixties, Elijah Wald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [311]-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1614192
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 354 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780062366689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1614192
  • (Sirsi) 1614192
  • (OCoLC)913522388
Label
Dylan goes electric! : Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the night that split the Sixties, Elijah Wald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [311]-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1614192
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 354 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780062366689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1614192
  • (Sirsi) 1614192
  • (OCoLC)913522388

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