Dylan's Newport guitar to be auctioned in NYC - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Dylan's Newport guitar to be auctioned in NYC

Posted: Updated:
By ULA ILNYTZKY
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival when he famously went electric is coming up for auction, where it could bring as much as half a million dollars.

The festival was a defining moment that marked Dylan's move from acoustic folk to electric rock 'n' roll.

It's been in the possession of a New Jersey family for nearly 50 years. Dylan left it on a private plane piloted by the owner's late father, Vic Quinto.

Christie's tells The Associated Press that the guitar is being offered for sale Dec. 6.

Five lots of hand- and typewritten lyric fragments found inside the guitar case also are being sold. They have a pre-sale estimate ranging from $3,000 to $30,000.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • EntertainmentMore>>

  • Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington

    Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:42:11 GMT
    Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault in Washington, where he was accused of punching a man who tried to join a picture the singer was taking with two women outside a hotel.
    Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to punching a man in the face outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.
  • Joan Rivers on life support

    Joan Rivers on life support

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:03:07 GMT

    Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.

    Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.

  • Justin Bieber charged with assault

    Justin Bieber charged with assault

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:04:55 GMT
    Troubled pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault after a collision between a minivan and an ATV led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario. Ontario Provincial Police say Tuesday that the incident happened Friday afternoon near Bieber's hometown of Stratford and that he was released on a promise to appear in court Sept. 29.
    Troubled pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault after a collision between a minivan and an ATV led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario. Ontario Provincial Police say Tuesday that the incident happened Friday afternoon near Bieber's hometown of Stratford and that he was released on a promise to appear in court Sept. 29.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices