Fifty years ago this week, on July 25, 1965, a young folk singer named Bob Dylan took the stage at the Newport Folk Festival and transformed himself from a defender of the folk tradition into a leader of a new breed of popular musician, the rock and roll troubadour.
This year’s Newport Folk festival kicks off Friday, and it will include a tribute to this moment in rock and roll history. Rhode Island Public Radio host Chuck Hinman asked Newport Folk Festival Founder George Wein to remember the iconic performance.
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