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Counter Cultural Festivals of the 1960's!!!

1961 - Gerde's Folk City

1960's overview
A Time of Music & Fashion
1960 - The Newport Jazz Festival
1961 - Gerde's Folk City
1962 - The American Folk Blues Festival
1963 - March on Washington
1964 - Summer of Love
1965 - Watts Riot
1966 - Trips Festival
1967 - Monterey Pop Festival
1968 - Democratic Presidential Convention
1969 - Woodstock
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Gerdes Folk City

Gerdes Folk City was one of the underground night clubs for blues, folk, and jazz preformers. In fact it was the first big gig for Bob Dylan and he played a electric set with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. After receving a mix of boo's and cheer's, Dylan left the stage after only a few songs. As one legend has it, "the boo's were from the outraged folk fans Dylan alienated with his electric guitar."

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band



Bob Dylan:



By The 1960's Group: Katie R., Arnika, Wes, & Isaac.