Introductory Essay (PDF)
Weekly Handout (PDF)

April 18
Film: Linebaugh Public Library, 4-6 p.m.

Plugging InThe History of Rock 'n' Roll, Episode 6: Plugging In

When Bob Dylan plugged in his guitar and began to play rock 'n' roll at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, he nearly caused a riot. In the eyes of most adults — and every folk fan — rock 'n' roll was mindless music. Few people knew that Dylan's defiant gesture signaled a new kind of cultural revolution, symbolized by a creative new approach to popular music. Plugging In recounts how rock reinvented itself in the mid-'60s. We see vintage footage of folk-rock pioneers. Above all, we witness one of the most storied turning-points in rock history.

Discussion led by Dr. Felicia Miyakawa of MTSU's School of Music.


April 19
Concert: Murfreesboro City Hall Plaza, 5-6 p.m.

2nd and Vine


Both events are free and open to the public.

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