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Event: Newport Folk Festival - Newport, RI

in Concerts & Festivals
Added by sillyrabbitcubiesR4us , 04 Jul 2016


Taking place 22 Jul 2016 through 24 Jul 2016 (Ranged Event)

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The festival is renowned for introducing to a national audience a number of performers who went on to become major stars, most notably in the first festival of 1959 the appearance of Joan Baez who was invited as an unannounced guest by Bob Gibson, and Bob Dylan, in turn a guest of Baez at the 1963 festival. Newport was not strictly limited to folk performers. In the 1960s, Johnny Cash, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf were featured. José Feliciano debuted in 1964. The festival also included many musicians from the pre-World War II country blues era who served to influence the American folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s.

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