In 1856, singing prodigy 13-year-old Adelina Patty made a stagecoach stop in Stillwater to perform for the lumbermen, their families and other locals. A recognized hit in St. Paul, she somehow failed to hit the right note with a Stillwater music critic. Here’s Britt Aamodt.
In 1963, Bob Dylan was a folkie with a guitar when he appeared in Greenwood, Mississippi, on the front lines of the fight for Civil Rights. At a voter registration rally, Dylan performed his new song about Mississippi NAACP director Medgar Evers, murdered the previous month. Here’s Britt Aamodt.