Bob Dylan's Newport Folk Festival Electric Guitar Found In New Jersey
Dawn Peterson, a New Jersey woman, claims to be the owner of the 1964 Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965.
Peterson's late father, Victor Quinto, was a private pilot who worked for Dylan's manager, Albert Grossman, in the mid-1960s.
"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," Peterson told PBS' History Detectives.
One of the experts said that there is evidence to support Peterson's claims. The guitar's value was said to be somewhere between $300,000 and $500,000.
However, Dylan's lawyer, speaking with ABC News, has denied her claim:
"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 . . ."
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