Festival 54 years old

Newport is an oasis of beautiful music - and beautiful people ... who take the high road to

Festival

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.

Credits

Festival Cast

Name Character
Bob Dylan He was 26, now 81 years old as Himself
Theodore Bikel He was 43, 91 years old when he died as Himself
Donovan He was 21, now 76 years old as Himself
Johnny Cash He was 35, 71 years old when he died as Himself
Joan Baez She was 26, now 81 years old as Herself
Howlin' Wolf He was 57, 65 years old when he died as Himself
Peter Yarrow He was 29, now 84 years old as Himself
Paul Stookey He was 29, now 84 years old as Himself
Brownie McGhee He was 51, 80 years old when he died as Himself
Horton Barker He was 78, 84 years old when he died as Himself
Sonny Terry He was 55, 74 years old when he died as Himself
Buffy Sainte-Marie She was 26, now 81 years old as Herself
Son House He was 65, 86 years old when he died as Himself
Mary Travers She was 30, 72 years old when she died as Herself
Pete Seeger He was 48, 94 years old when he died as Himself
Fiddler Beers as Himself

Festival Crew

Name Department
Murray Lerner as Director of Photography. He was 40 (90) years old when He died Camera
Murray Lerner as Director. He was 40 (90) years old when He died Directing
Murray Lerner as Producer. He was 40 (90) years old when He died Production
Murray Lerner as Writer. He was 40 (90) years old when He died Writing
Howard Alk as Editor. He was 37 (52) years old when He died Editing
Stanley Meredith as Director of Photography. Camera
Francis Grumman as Director of Photography. Camera
Festival poster
Festival (54 years)

Newport is an oasis of beautiful music - and beautiful people ... who take the high road to

  • Release day: Monday, October 23, 1967
  • Runtime: 97 minutes