Highlights of Bob Dylan’s ‘Bootleg Series’
Here are several gems from Dylan's prolific body of work.
4. “Maggie’s Farm” (Volume 7)
This performance, taken from the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, marks a sea change in Dylan’s career. To an audience expecting more acoustic protest songs, Dylan unleashed “Maggie’s Farm,” a furious, loud, electric blues. The stunned audience took Dylan’s change of style to be a betrayal, and showered him in boos. A furious Dylan left the stage after fifteen minutes, bewildered by the hostile reaction. No one in the audience seemed to comprehend Dylan’s historic merger of folk and rock. To that point they had comprised two entirely different worlds; and in fifteen chaotic minutes Dylan tore down the wall between them.
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