Black and white footage of performances, interviews, and conversations at the Newport Folk Festival, from 1963 to 1966. The headliners are Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and Bob Dylan, who's acoustic and electric. Son House and Mike Bloomfield talk about the blues; John Hurt, Howlin' Wolf, and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee show its range. The Osborne Brothers perform bluegrass. Donovan, Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, Mimi and Dick Farina, and others less well known also perform. Several talk musical philosophy, and there's a running commentary about the nature and appeal of folk music. The crowd looks clean cut.
It's about music, it's about people, and an insight into a generation.
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This bunch of people here at Newport, all these kids who look like that, you know, there's got to be an alternative to whatever ways of like are offered to them. You know, I mean, Democrat, Republican. You know, and I would like to offer some kind of alternative. Somehow, you know. Or, help. All the words, all the important things, like truth, truth and love, are just buried in this society. You know, they're buried and laughed at and giggled at and - if people don't give back to them, somehow,...