NEW CONTEST: Win a copy of Dylan Goes Electric! by Elijah Wald

Greetings Fan Club Members and Friends,


It is with great excitement that we announce a contest for our members to win a copy of the new book by Elijah WaldDylan Goes Electric! This book commemorates, investigates and celebrates the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, and Bob’s set there in particular.


Bob’s ‘going electric’ at Newport has been held up as an iconic moment in rock history ever since it occurred, and, 50 years later, remains surrounded by myth and controversy. In Dylan Goes Electric! you’ll go behind the scenes at the all-night jam session that took place the night before Bob’s historic set; find out who really was the coolest chick on the scene (spoiler alert: it’s Maria Muldaur); and learn once and for all if Pete Seeger really had an axe to cut the cables.   


OK, maybe you still won’t know that for sure. And that’s part of what makes this book so good. Elijah Wald doesn’t try to present the ‘true story’ of that night, much less of everything that led up to it, but instead paints a fascinating, colorful and at times humorous picture that gives voice to the recollections and opinions of many different people who were there, while also providing plenty of historical and musical context. It’s a fun, informative and fascinating read.


Dey Street Books has been so kind to provide The Bob Dylan Fan Club with copies of Dylan Goes Electric! to give away to some lucky members. Sticking with the theme, we’ve come up with a 1965 Bob Dylan quiz!


You can read more about the book here (as well as order your copy if you don’t win!)


Enter to win your copy of Dylan Goes Electric! Simply email your answers to the following 5 questions to


You must answer all 5 questions to be entered to win, and send in your answers by Wednesday, July 15.


1. What songs did Bob play at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival?

2. Name two people who played with Bob Dylan at Newport on July 25, 1965.

3. What kind of guitar did Bob play during his three song electric set at Newport Folk Festival in 1965, and how much did it sell for in 2013?

4. What was the date and location of Bob’s next show after Newport in 1965?

5. What’s your favorite Bob Dylan song from 1965?


Good luck and thanks for playing!


Caroline & Kait


The Bob Dylan Fan Club