Sonntag, 25. Juli 2010

Heute vor 45 Jahren – 25. Juli 1965: Die Geburtsstunde des Folk-Rock

Bob Dylans Auftritt beim 1959 gegründeten Newport Folk Festival auf Rhode Island, bei dem er statt seiner akustischen eine E-Gitarre verwendet, gilt, obwohl er deswegen von großen Teilen des Publikums ausgebuht wird, als Geburtsstunde des Folk-Rocks. Seine Protestsongs gegen das Establishment (z. B. Blowin' in the Wind oder Masters of War – letzteres gegen den militärisch-industriellen Komplex) sprechen einer Generation aus der Seele.

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allerdings wird die Geschichte auch ganz anders erzählt. (Die Quellennachweise erspare ich mir an dieser Stelle) Daß Pete Seeger das Verbindungskabel von Dylans E-Gitarre zum Verstärker mit einer Axt durchtrennen wollte, halte ich für erfunden.

Bob Dylan - Live at the Newport Folk Festival [2:08]

Hochgeladen am 23.10.2007
Here is a look at some of the great material on the new Bob Dylan DVD - The Other Side of the Mirror, Live at the Newport Folk Festival.

On Saturday, July 24, 1965, Dylan performed three acoustic numbers, "All I Really Want to Do", "If You Gotta Go, Go Now", and "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" at a Newport workshop.[4] According to Jonathan Taplin, a roadie at Newport (and later a road manager for the acts of Dylan's manager Albert Grossman) Dylan made a spontaneous decision on the Saturday that he would challenge the Festival by performing with a fully amplified band. Taplin said that Dylan had been irritated by what he considered condescending remarks which festival organiser Alan Lomaxhad made about the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, when Lomax introduced them for an earlier set at a festival workshop. Dylan's attitude, according to Taplin, was, "Well, fuck them if they think they can keep electricity out of here, I'll do it. On a whim he said he wanted to play electric."[5] Dylan then assembled a band and rehearsed that night at a mansion being used by festival organiser George Wein.On the night of Sunday, July 25, Dylan's appearance was sandwiched between Cousin Emmy and the Sea Island singers, two decidedly traditional acts.[6] The band that went on stage to back Dylan included two musicians who had played on his recently released single, "Like a Rolling Stone": Mike Bloomfield on lead guitar and Al Kooper on organ. Two of Bloomfield's bandmates from the Paul Butterfield Blues Band also appeared at Newport: bassist Jerome Arnold and drummer Sam Lay, along with Barry Goldberg on piano.Footage of Dylan's Newport performance can be seen in the documentary films Festival (1967), No Direction Home (2005) and The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan Live at the Newport Folk Festival 1963–1965 (2007). The footage begins with Dylan being introduced by Master of Ceremonies Peter Yarrow: "Ladies and gentlemen, the person that's going to come up now has a limited amount of time ... His name is Bob Dylan." In the documentary footage, the sound of both booing and cheering can be heard a few bars into Dylan's first song, "Maggie's Farm", and continues throughout his second, "Like a Rolling Stone". Dylan and his band then performed "Phantom Engineer", an early version of "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry".[7] Dylan was said to have "electrified one half of his audience, and electrocuted the other".[8]After "Phantom Engineer", Dylan and the band left the stage. The sound of booing and clapping can be heard in the background. When Peter Yarrow returned to the microphone, he begged Dylan to continue performing. According to Robert Shelton, when Dylan returned to the stage, he discovered he did not have the right harmonica and said to Yarrow, "What are you doing to me?"[9] Dylan then asked the audience for 'an E harmonica'. Within a few moments, a clatter of harmonicas hit the stage. He then performed two songs on acoustic guitar for the audience: "Mr. Tambourine Man", and then, as his farewell to Newport, "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue". The crowd exploded with applause at the end, calling for more. Dylan did not return to the Newport festival for 37 years. In an enigmatic gesture, Dylan performed at Newport in 2002, sporting a wig and fake beard.[10] [Electric Dylan controversy, Newport 1965 set, Wikipedia]
siehe auch:
- Furor der Folk-Fans – Warum Bob Dylan als "Judas" verflucht wurde (Willi Winkler, SPON, )
- Kultmusiker Bob Dylan: Die Erfindung der Bobmusik (Michael Sontheimer, SPON, 20.11.2005)
- Dylan Artikel bei SPON

Bob Dylan - (Blowin' In The Wind) - "From Newport Folk Festival" 1963. [?]

Veröffentlicht am 05.11.2013
Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Peter , Paul & Mary.

Die sehr gefällige Hollies-Version von 1969 ist heute nahezu unbekannt:
The Hollies - Blowin' In The Wind [1968] [4:03]

Veröffentlicht am 30.05.2013

Der Mann links von Alan Clarke, dem Leadsänger, der mit dem gelben Hemd und der schwarzen Fliege, das ist Gründungsmitglied Graham Nash (später bei Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young).

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