Elijah Wald, Author of “Dylan Goes Electric”

Elijah Wald is a musician and author (his book “How The Beatles Destroyed Rock & Roll” is a particular favorite of mine) whose latest is “Dylan Goes Electric: Newport, Seeger, Dylan and the Night That Split The Sixties.”  We discussed why that night at Newport in ’65 is still used as a cultural touchstone, why Pete Seeger is improperly cast as the villain in many versions of this story, and why the Rolling Stones might have had a greater influence on Dylan than The Beatles.

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