The real story of Bob Dylan and the Judas heckle
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Bob Dylan's guitarist on the night he went electric

A fan shouting "Judas" at a Bob Dylan concert in Manchester in 1966 has been described as one of the pivotal moments in popular music in the 20th Century.

At the time Dylan was the leading figure of the American folk music revival, but had introduced electric guitars to his concerts the previous year, prompting people to say he had sold out on his folk roots.

At the concert at the Free Trade Hall that night, the audience were not impressed when he introduced an electric backing band The Hawks, hence the now famous comment.

But band member Robbie Robertson, who was playing guitar for Dylan that night, explains to Radio 4's Today programme it was no different from any other night on that tour.

  • 24 Nov 2016