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Newport Folk Festival closes with celebration of moment Bob Dylan went electric

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NEWPORT, Rhode Island — , Dawes, Robyn Hitchcock and others closed out the Newport Folk Festival with a celebration of and the moment he went electric there 50 years ago.

The lineup was secret until the musicians took the stage Sunday.

, who performed on July 25, 1965, with Dylan, was among those who played. Others included David Rawlings, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and .

Some of the musicians played the guitar Dylan used in his 1965 performance. The owner of the Indianapolis Colts paid nearly $1 million for it in 2013 and loaned it to the festival for the occasion.

Organizers said Dylan had been invited.

played a surprise set on Saturday, while My Morning Jacket played unannounced on Friday, before backing .

PHOTO: Attendees at the Newport Folk Festival look out at the harbor Saturday, July 25, 2015, during the second day of the three-day festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)
Attendees at the Newport Folk Festival look out at the harbor Saturday, July 25, 2015, during the second day of the three-day festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)

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PHOTO: James Taylor plays a surprise set at the Newport Folk Festival on Saturday, July 25, 2015, the second day of the three-day festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)
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