A tall, proud endeavor

Fayetteville’s Roots Festival flourishing

Posted: September 4, 2015 at 1 a.m.

Exactly 50 years ago Aug. 30, Bob Dylan released one of his masterpieces, "Highway 61 Revisited." It chronicles an important juncture in Dylan's career. Just more than a month before the landmark album dropped, Dylan received a chorus of boos when he opted for an electric backing band at the Newport Folk Festival. Many folk musicians and other critics chastised their beloved political poet for abandoning his folk beginnings.

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