50 Years Ago Dylan Plugged In

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Yes, it was 50 years ago tomorrow, July 25, 1965, when Bob Dylan plugged in at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival for three songs and altered the landscape of American folk and popular music for generations to come. It’s a landmark moment in music and tonight we view it from a “show within a show” — a special one-hour presentation by Joyride Media of “Bob Dylan: Live at the Newport Folk Festival” (1963-65). I wrapped music from artists who influenced Dylan and from pieces recorded from those times around the special documentary.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Richard & Mimi Farina, “Miles”, Reflections In A Crystal Wind, Vanguard

  • Bob Dylan, “The Times They Are A-Changin’”, Best Of The Original Mono Recordings, Columbia/Legacy


  • Woody Guthrie, “Talking Dust Bowl Blues”, Tracks That Influenced Bob Dylan, Uncut Masters

  • Martin Carthy, “Lord Franklin”, A Collection, Topic Records

  • Hank Williams, “Lost Highway”, Health & Happiness Show, Proper Records

  • Blind Willie McTell, “Delia”, The Classic Years, JSP Records

  • Blind Lemon Jefferson, “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”, Tracks That Influenced …, Uncut Masters


  • Paul Butterfield Blues Band, “Born In Chicago”, Blues With A Feeling”, Blues With A Feeling (Newport Folk Festival Series), Vanguard


  • Joyride Media: Bob Dylan Live At The Newport Folk Festival (1963-65) / 59 minutes, , ,


  • Ian & Sylvia, “Someday Soon”, “Play One More”, Folk Music At Newport/Part 1, Vanguard

  • Richard & Mimi Farina w/ Jean Ritchie, “Celebration For A Grey Day”, The Complete Vanguard Recordings, Vanguard