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Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival, 1965

In the time it took Bob Dylan and his hastily assembled band to play four songs, the course of popular music was changed forever. Dylan, the folk bard, revealed his rock and roll roots in full. Any barriers that had existed between the genres, as well as the generations that embraced them, were obliterated. What rock and roll could become and the risks an artist could take became limitless in a single stroke.


Online Video

"Maggie's Farm" / "Like a Rolling Stone" at the Newport Folk Festival on July 25, 1965.

Newport Folk Festival soundcheck, 1965

Jac Holzman on Bob Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.

Pete Seeger and his reactions during Bob Dylan's electrified performance at Newport 1965.

Bob Dylan with "Mr. Tambourine Man" at the Newport Folk Festival in 1964.

Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival in 1963.

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Archival Collections

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  • Documents
    Handbills and awards for Dylan, as well as interview transcripts, artist and research files on the artist from various sources.
  • Graphic Materials
    Posters for and photographs of Dylan from the 1970s-2000s.
  • Mixed Materials
    Scrapbooks documenting Dylan at Muscle Shoals by Jerry Wexler, circa 1979.
  • Audio
    Three recordings specifically of Dylan's 1965 Newport performance, as well as other live, international performances, radio interviews, and radio shows with content on/by Dylan from the 1960s-2000s.
  • Video
    Video recordings of live performances on television and on tour from the 1970s-1990s.
  • Daniel Kramer on Photography and Bob Dylan. (2 parts)
    Photographer Daniel Kramer is interviewed in conjunction with the opening of the Rock Hall exhibit of Kramer's photos of Bob Dylan. Kramer discusses his career, his involvement in the music scene, meeting and working with Dylan, and the production of his 2001 book Bob Dylan.

Rock Hall Video

Bruce Springsteen inducts Bob Dylan at the 1988 Rock Hall inductions.

Bob Dylan accepts award at 1988 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions.
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