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Folk Music

Folk Music

Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival. The term originated in the 19th century but is often applied to music that is older than that. Some types of folk music are also called world music.

Starting in the mid-20th century a new form of popular folk music evolved from traditional folk music. This process and period is called the (second) folk revival and reached a zenith in the 1960s. This form of music is sometimes called contemporary folk music or folk revival music to distinguish it from earlier folk forms.

Smaller similar revivals have occurred elsewhere in the world at other times, but the term folk music has typically not been applied to the new music created during those revivals. This type of folk music also includes fusion genres such as folk rock, folk metal, electric folk, and others. While contemporary folk music is a genre generally distinct from traditional folk music, in English it shares the same name, and it often shares the same performers and venues as traditional folk music. Even individual songs may be a blend of the two.

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Bob Dylan

Early set of contact sheet photos by Don Hunstein taken of Bob Dylan in his New York apartment on West 4th Street in 1963.

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan looks out of the window of the Roxy Hearts Diner in Portland, Oregon whilst on the second leg of his Gospel Tour in January, 1980

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan relaxing and having a pint during the recordings for his BBC concert at BBC Studios in June 1965

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Bob Dylan

In the studio in Santa Monica, California in 1980, Bob Dylan is captured whilst leaning on his guitar case.

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan during his recording sessions for 'Highway 61 Revisited' at Columbia Studios in June 1965

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Bob Dylan

At Columbia Studios, New York 1963 Bob Dylan crouching with his guitar during a recording session for his second studio album 'Freewheelin''

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Bob Dylan (BD007ROSA)

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan relaxing in the studio in Santa Monica in September 1980

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen captured during The River Tour in 1981 at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam

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Leonard Cohen

Jill Furmanovsky recalls, "This was a typical music press session - probably for Sounds. The journalist and ‘snapper’, me, at a posh hotel.

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Neil Young performing at the Rainbow Theatre, London in 19723 photographed by Jill Furmanovsky

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Neil Young performing at the Rainbow Theatre, London in November 1973.

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan rehearsing for the recording of his BBC In Concert show at BBC Studios, Shepherds Bush in London in June 1965

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Bob Dylan (BD001JF)

Bob Dylan

"This image of Bob Dylan and bass player Tony Garnier, snatched at an open air concert in Italy, sums up a beautiful partnership."

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Bob Dylan (BD002ROSA)

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan hanging out on the streets of Portland, Orgeon prior to performing there as part of his Gospel Tour in January 1980.

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan performing live onstage at the Royal Albert Hall in London in November 2013.

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan sitting with his girlfriend Suze Rotolo in their apartment in New York in February 1963

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Neil Young

Neil Young performing "Don't Be Denied" onstage with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young at Wembley Stadium in 1974

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At the 1995 Glastonbury Festival Joe Strummer relaxes behind the scenes

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Neil Young

Neil Young onstage in whilst with Promise Of The Real – Lucus Nelson’s band in 2015

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Neil Young

Musicares 2013 honouring Neil Young This photo was taken at sound check.

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Bob Dylan

Contact sheet of Bob Dylan taken at the Isle of Wight Press Conference in August 1969

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Bob Dylan (BD001GUHA)

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan taken in Italy during a press conference for the launch of his 1984 European Tour

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Bob Dylan (BD002DONH)

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan shot while recording his 5th studio album, Bringing It All Back Home, in Columbia Recording Studios in New York City 1965.

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