By Amanda Wicks
Bob Dylan stunned audiences at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival when he went from acoustic to electric, and he hasn’t looked back as evidenced by a recent cover he and his band performed at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA.
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Dylan chose to close out his set on June 9 by playing Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird.” The rip-roaring cover is full electric, of course, and Dylan and his band do an electrifying job with the song. Dylan is currently in the middle of a full summer tour that will keep him on the road until mid-July.
Besides touring, Dylan and the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and The Who will all perform at Desert Trip. The festival’s highly anticipated two-day affair expanded for an additional weekend after ticket sales for the first weekend looked to sell out.
Watch fan-captured footage of “Free Bird” below.