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Bob Dylan transitions from acoustic to electric: his Forest Hills concert...



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September 02, 1965

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, Sept. 2, 1965 

* Bob Dylan & his electric guitar
* His famous Forest Hills concert


The front page features a photo of Bob Dylan captioned: "Dylan Stirred Up Forrest Hills". Also on the ftpg, & concluding inside, is a detailed account of the Dylan's very notable & controversial performance at Forest Hills of just 5 days earlier. Portions include: "...teenage throng was bitterly divided between New York equivalents of Mods and Rockers. The Mods--folk purists, new leftists, and sensitive collegians--But the Rockers--an East Village potheads--came to stomp their feet to Dylan's more recent explorations of electronic 'rock folk'...The Confrontation was riotous. The Mods booed their former culture hero savagely ...and shouted insults at him..." and so much more.
This was a pivotal concert, at a time when Dylan was exploring more rock styles with an electric guitar (first introduced at the Newport Folk Festival in July) & band, much to the dismay of his folk music fans and those who wanted only more of his acoustic guitar sound.
As most might be aware "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. It introduced free-form, high-spirited, and passionate journalism into the public discourse a tradition it maintained throughout its 60+ year history. This is the perfect newspaper for this Dylan article.
Complete in 24 pages, tabloid-size, very nice condition.
Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive.
Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. Please purchase with discretion.

Category: The 20th Century