Bob Dylan's lost Newport Festival guitar found

Bob Dylan's lost Newport Festival guitar found

The guitar Bob Dylan played during his historic set at the Newport Folk Festival on July 25, 1965 has been found, according to a report in Rolling Stone.

The guitar - a 1964 sunburst Fender Stratocaster - has apparently been missing for 47 years, until it was discovered by New Jersey resident Dawn Peterson - whose father, a private pilot who worked for Dylan's manager Albert Grossman.

"After one flight, my father saw there were three guitars left on the plane," she says. "He contacted the company a few times about picking the guitars up, but nobody ever got back to him."

Rolling Stones reports that the Stratocaster came with 13 pages of typed and handwritten song lyrics tucked inside its guitar case.

The find has been disputed, however, by Dylan's lawyer, Orin Syder, who released a statement saying, "Bob has possession of the electric guitar he played at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965. He did own several other Stratocaster guitars that were stolen from him around that time, as were some handwritten lyrics."

The story will be the subject of a forthcoming edition of the American TV series History Detectives, that will air on July 17.

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