Back in 1965, Bob Dylan made a huge change to his live performances when he decided to plug in and play an electric guitar. While we would think nothing of that now, it was a huge deal back in the 60s, especially for Dylan, who had always donned an acoustic guitar until then.
Back in July 1965, Dylan’s electric performance of “Maggie’s Farm” on the guitar drew a mix of boos and cheers from the audience. Some were thrilled by the performance. Others felt abandoned by Dylan who, until then, had been best known for singing protest songs with an acoustic guitar.
Fast forward to today, and that guitar is now worth a million and belongs to Jim Irsay, the owner of the Indianapolis Colts, who recently decided to put the historic guitar on loan to help film a documentary that details the historical Dylan performance from 1965. You can read the rest of the article and watch a video at Indy Star.