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Thread #122515 Message #2688041
Posted By: PHJim
27-Jul-09 - 11:55 AM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger's Axe- fact or urban legend?
Subject: Pete Seeger's Axe- fact or urban legend?
Last night I heard a rebroadcast of Music That Changed The World on CBC radio. Michael Enwright and Robert Harris were talking about Bob Dylan's electric debut at Newport and Robert said that it was a true story that Pete Seeger was carrying an axe backstage and looking for the power wires to chop in order to stop the music. I don't doubt that Pete was pissed off, but I'd always assumed that the "axe" story was an urban legend. Anyone know for sure?