Folk music scholar and historian Ronald Cohen places Bob Dylan in the context of American and British folk music in the 1950s and discusses the culture from which Dylan emerged. This program is held in conjunction with our special exhibit BOB DYLAN: ELECTRIC.
Ronald Cohen was born in Los Angeles in 1940, and in the mid-1950s his brother discovered folk music, bringing home records by the Weavers, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, and similar folk artists of the time. This started Cohen on the road to loving and collecting folk music. In the 1980s he began research on the folk music revival, resulting in RAINBOW QUEST.