Bob Dylan Symposium and Radio Broadcast Set for New York City's Museum of Television and Radio
Columbia/Legacy Recordings, The Museum of Television & Radio, and WFUV-FM Radio have announced plans to host "1964: The Times They Are A-Changing - A Radio Symposium on Bob Dylan & His Times." WFUV-FM host Rita Houston will moderate a panel discussion on Dylan and the turbulent year of 1964, using the upcoming CD release of Dylan's "The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964 - Concert at Philharmonic Hall" as a focal point for the discussion. The event will take place from 7-9 PM on Tuesday, March 23rd, at the Museum of Television & Radio, located at 25 West 52nd Street in Manhattan. Limited seating is available by registering at BobDylan.com.
Panelists taking part in the discussion are Sean Wilentz, the Chair of American Studies at Princeton University; Bill Flanagan, Senior VP of MTV Networks; David Hajdu, author of Positively 4th Street; Dave Marsh, author and feature writer; Rodney Crowell, singer and songwriter; and Rita Houston, WFUV-FM music director and on-air host of "The Whole Wide World." The group will discuss the concert date, the historical context of the show, and the times leading up to it. They will also explore how Dylan's music and this cathartic year changed the course of American culture and will question whether music can still have a similar impact in today's cultural landscape. Several unreleased tracks from the concert will be featured in the program. The restoration of "The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Concert at Philharmonic Hall," due in stores March 30th, will also be discussed.
1964 was a tumultuous year in America. The country was still reeling from the Kennedy assassination, the summer saw the murders of the civil rights workers in Mississippi, and America's involvement in Vietnam was escalating. In this gloomy climate, a 23-year-old Dylan spellbound an adoring audience at Philharmonic Hall in New York City.
A live broadcast of the symposium can be heard from 7-9 PM on March 23rd by tuning into WFUV-FM, 90.7 FM, or by logging on to www.wfuv.org.
For more information contact Tom Cording at Columbia/Legacy media relations, 212.833.4448, or Ken Beck at the Museum of Television & Radio, 212.621.6735. www.bobdylan.com
SOURCE: Columbia/Legacy Recordings
CONTACT: Tom Cording of Columbia-Legacy Media Relations,
+1-212-833-4448; or Ken Beck of the Museum of Television & Radio,