May 17, 1966

May17On this day in 1966, Bob Dylan appeared at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England.

He had recently “gone electric” by adding rock-and-roll instruments to his folk music. Before Dylan could begin playing his most recent hit, ‘Like A Rolling Stone’, a folk-loving anti-rock-and-roll member of the audience shouts out, “Judas!” Dylan retorted with: “I don’t believe you!” and “You’re a liar!”

He then proceeded to tell the band to play the song “Fucking loud.”

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