Election 2016

Bob Dylan’s Fans Called Him a Traitor. 51 Years Later, He Returns to the Scene of the Crime.

esquire.comAs the sun set in Queens, Dylan took the stage in the horseshoe-shaped stadium alone, armed only with his acoustic guitar and harmonicas, to wild, expectant applause. Rumors abounded, in those pre-Internet days, about what to expect in the aftermath of the Newport show, but this was what everyone had come to see: “The voice of a generation.”

Dylan opened with the familiar “She Belongs to Me” from Bringing It All Back Home and “To Ramona” from Another Side of Bob Dylan before delivering a searing “Gates of Eden,” already the granddaddy of protest songs, to rapturous applause, and “Love Minus Zero/No Limit,” both also from Bringing It All Back Home.

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