Watch Bob Dylan Cover Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Free Bird’

By Amanda Wicks

Bob Dylan stunned audiences at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival when he went from acoustic to electric, and he hasn’t looked back as evidenced by a recent cover he and his band performed at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA.

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Dylan chose to close out his set on June 9 by playing Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird.” The rip-roaring cover is full electric, of course, and Dylan and his band do an electrifying job with the song. Dylan is currently in the middle of a full summer tour that will keep him on the road until mid-July.

Besides touring, Dylan and the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and The Who will all perform at Desert Trip. The festival’s highly anticipated two-day affair expanded for an additional weekend after ticket sales for the first weekend looked to sell out.

Watch fan-captured footage of “Free Bird” below.

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