1963 Bob Dylan Newport Folk Fest Program

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This program has UNSURPASSED HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE as it was Bob Dylan's FIRST appearance at the legendary Newport Festival. His album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan had just been released in May. Dylan was just 22 years old in 1963 and his solo acoustic performance Friday night included With God on Our Side, Talkin' John Birch Society Blues and A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall. Peter Paul and Mary then performed an encore of his song Blowin' in the Wind. Amidst a deafening roar of applause they brought to the stage Dylan Joan Baez Pete Seeger Theo Bikel and the Freedom Singers. Everyone stood in a single line facing the audience with crossed arms and clasped hands and began to sing a variation on the Baptist hymn We Shall Overcome. The hymn had become an anthem for the Civil Rights Movement and this performance went down in history as one of the most moving moments in live music ever!

--TITLE: Bob Dylan Newport Folk Fest Program
--PERFORMERS: Pete Seeger Bob Dylan Peter Paul & Mary Joan Baez Doc Watson Bill Monroe And The Bluegrass Boys More.
--VENUE: Freebody Park
--CITY: Newport RI
--DATE: 07/26/63
--DIMENSIONS: 11 in. x 8.5 in.