EFDSS and the British Music Experience present...
Come Gather Round People:
When Dylan Met The London Folk
Thursday 24 January 7 - 9pm
British Music Experience, O2 Arena
Fifty years ago, Bob Dylan visited a snowy London (perhaps not unlike to one we are experiencing today?!) and caused a stir amongst the UK folk scene as some embraced the 21 year-old musician, while others struck out with scathing reviews. Whichever side of the camp you were on – UK or US – there was no denying that the English folk scene of the time was a rich and thriving place. Artists such as Martin Carthy, Paul Simon and Ewan MacColl rivalled the New York Greenwich beat scene with a truly British sound – something that has inspired and engaged Dylan throughout his career.
The central themes of the evening’s discussion will be the UK’s folk scene during the 1960s.
Part of the British Music Experience’s programme of events surrounding Daniel Kramer’s Photographs Of Bob Dylan exhibition, this panel discussion will explore the English folk scene that Dylan found on his first trip to London in 1962.
Promoted by the British Music Experience in partnership with the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS).
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About the image
Courtesy of Collections/Brian Shuel, this image shows Bob Dylan at the Singers Club’ Christmas Party in London 1962. It was taken on his very first visit to Britain. The photo also shows Ewan McColl (right edge of the picture) and A.L. Lloyd (top right) sitting behind Dylan.