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    Bob Dylan 1964 Newport Folk Festival Concert Program & Press Pass An original 52-page souvenir concert program and a press pass for the Newport Folk Festival running from July 23 to 26, 1964.

    The '64 Newport Folk Fest is the least notorious of the three that Bob Dylan attended and dominated from 1963-1965. For the first one he was a new star on a meteoric rise, and we all know what he did in '65... turned the place on its ear by plugging in and going electric (see adjacent lot in this auction).

    But in 1964, for what it's worth, this journalist counts Dylan's four-song solo acoustic set at Newport as his favorite live performance in Dylan's entire career. He performed absolutely spellbinding versions of four brand new songs not committed to vinyl yet: "All I Really Want to Do," "To Ramona," "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Chimes of Freedom." Dylan sounds as vital, fresh and alive doing his new material as he ever has in his career. The pressure must have been enormous to perform "Blowin' in the Wind," "The Times They Are A-Changin'" or any of his other anthems for the folkie crowd, but Dylan stuck to his guns and sang exactly what he wanted - only. As in: nothing the audience was familiar with. In a weird way, it must have half-prepared the enlightened ones for what was the happen the following year at Newport. He finally did relent, however, and return for an encore with Joan Baez on "With God on Our Side."

    Also included in this lot is a press pass for Jane Barbiarz of WSAR radio in Fall River, MA, about 30 minutes northeast of Newport.

    Program measures 8 1/2 x 11", and the pass measures 3 3/8" x 2 1/8". Program is in Very Good condition with a bit of creasing and toning, and the pass is Very Good Plus with one set of staple holes and a tape stain on the verso. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2019
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
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