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Electric Shock: Bob Dylan and Michael Bloomfield Change Music Forever

Bob Dylan was the most popular folk artist in America in 1965 when he outgrew his original solo acoustic sound and cut the landmark album Highway 61 Revisited. Then he started a revolution. And he fired the first shot at the famous Newport Folk Festival on July 25, when he brought the electric band that played on that album – including the legendary guitarist Michael Bloomfield – to its stage. ...

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10 Classic Solos Played on a Les Paul

With its rich sustain and distinctive tone, the Les Paul is the perfect instrument for that spotlight moment in countless rock and roll classics. Below we present 10 examples, each of which offers exquisite evidence of the Les Paul’s timeless versatility. ...

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This Week in Rock History, May 23 – 29

Two Rock giants share the stage for one time only, and a future rock trio play together for the first time. Bob Dylan, The Who, and David Bowie all release albums that are now considered classics. Read on for the full scoop on all the events in rock history during the last week of May! ...

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This Week in Rock History, May 23 – 29

Two Rock giants share the stage for one time only, and a future rock trio play together for the first time. Bob Dylan, The Who, and David Bowie all release albums that are now considered classics. Read on for the full scoop on all the events in rock history during the last week of May! ...

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