6:46pm: Bob Dylan's 1965 Newport Folk Festival appearance drew fire from the (established) folk music crowd -- Dylan was booed for using an electric guitar. Wikipedia tells us that At the 1963 Newport Folk Festival, Dylan had been received enthusiastically when he performed "Blowin' In The Wind" with Joan Baez, Peter Paul and Mary, and other Festival performers. At the 1964 Newport Folk Festival, Dylan performed "With God On Our Side" and "Mr Tambourine Man".
Something I love about this song and this history is that the sixties was an anti-authoritarian period in US history. An anti-establishment and unknowing, questioning, growing-up, being on your own like a rolling stone kind of a place, no place to hide moment that captured American hearts and minds. No direction home.
Here's Jimi Hendrix with his cover of a signature song from the sixties: h/t to Badassvidsinc
6:15pm: Yes, it's Friday, it's goin' on nitetime, and it's time for Friday Nite Hankster Chat...
Here's for starters: Some of my friends know I am a fan of Rolling Stone magazine. It's the only print publication that I currently subscribe to. I read it cover to cover on the subway to and from work and other business around town. And I just got word that RS has a "Rolling Stone Readers Pick the Top 10 Songs of the Sixties" - Tracks by The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys And The Doors all make the cut.
So over the next 3 weeks, The Hankster will be bringing you those Top 10 Songs of the Sixties As Determined By RS Readers in threes, starting at the top and working our way down.
Feel free to cheat like I did and go on to the Rolling Stone site and get all the good stuff up front.
Here's the Number One RS reader choice Enjoy!!