....one might say. Big week for Bob-istas: following the 20 July 1965 release of "Like a Rolling Stone," the first public performance of same caused stern stormy ripples cascadingly angry waves of discontent at the Newport Folk Festival on the 25th. Smithsonian: July 25, 1965: Dylan Goes Electric at the Newport Folk Festival rock.wikia.com: Like a Rolling Stone 50 years? Oy vey. Bob wasn't going to work on Maggie's farm no more.