Bob Dylan appeared At the Newport Folk Festival in July of 1965
On Saturday July 24, 1965
Dylan performed three acoustic numbers
"All I Really Want to Do"
"If You Gotta Go, Go Now"
"Love Minus Zero/No Limit"
On the night of Sunday July 25th
Dylan returns to the stage
Bob and his band Play an electric set for the first time
Horrifying folkies everywhere
The band that went on stage to back Dylan's debut electric set
included two musicians
who had played on his recently released single "Like a Rolling Stone"
Mike Bloomfield on lead guitar
Al Kooper on organ
Bandmates of Bloomfield's from the Paul Butterfield Blues Band
also appeared at Newport in Dylan's electric band
bassist Jerome Arnold
drummer Sam Lay
Barry Goldberg on piano
Al Kooper has always argued
The boos were brought on by the short duration of Dylan's set
Not the fact that Dylan had gone electric
"The reason they booed is because he only played for fifteen minutes
when everybody else played for forty-five minutes or an hour
They were feeling ripped off
They didn't give a shit about us being electric
They just wanted more"
Dylan appears to have believed the booing
represented disapproval of his new sound
Dylan commented after being asked
whether he was surprised the first time the boos came
"At Newport I did this very crazy thing
I didn't know what was going to happen
They certainly booed
I'll tell you that
You could hear it all over the place"