Book Explores Bob Dylan's Musical Evolution in mid 1960's Turbulent Times
On the evening of July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan took the stage at Newport Folk Festival backed by an electric band and roared into a blistering version of "Maggie's Farm." 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. WCAI's Brian Morris interviews author Elijah Wald about his book Dylan Goes Electric! Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night that Split the Sixties on The Point.