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Going Electric book
Bob Dylan’s embrace of electric music in 1965, of what would soon be called ‘folk-rock’, was yet another stage in his musical development for which he would be disparaged and attacked by his critics. The genre of contemporary popular music which was then developing, instead of so-called ‘protest songs’, in 1965 – on the electric side of Bringing It All Back Home, with ‘Like a Rolling Stone’, and at Newport – soon became labelled ‘folk-rock’. In Britain, however, Dylan’s transition from acoustic folk music to electric folk-rock, which had been the catalyst in the breaking of those barriers, was certainly not without its critics. In August 1965 The Beatles released the soundtrack album for their second feature film Help, which was premiered in London in late July. At the close of 1965, in December, The Beatles released their sixth studio album, Rubber Soul, which had been recorded against a tight deadline between mid-October and mid-November.