Bob Dylan Goes Electric

By in

In the 1960s, Bob Dylan was the poster child for the folk music movement. Then, like any good musician, he rebelled.

Searching for a new sound, Dylan put down his old acoustic and took up a Fender Stratocaster to give a try at¬†electric rock and roll. His fans weren’t happy. The other folk singers weren’t happy. Dylan was labelled a sell-out and would be regularly booed at shows when he plugged in his new electric guitar. And yet, he played on.

Check out CBC News’ look back at controversial transition period of one of the most influential musicians of all time.