Bob Dylan: Gets involved in dispute over Newport Folk Festival electric guitar
Living legend Bob Dylan is involved in a dispute with a woman who claims to own the guitar used at his famous Newport Folk Festival gig (pictured left).
The versatile genius maintains that he still owns the famous 'Dylan goes electric' Fender Stratocaster.
Although, The Telegraph reports that the daughter of a pilot who would fly Dylan to appearances in the 1960s is also claiming ownership of the guitar.
This claim came to light during the show History Detectives, due to air on the PBS network on July 17. The show stands by the claims made by Dawn Peterson, the pilot's daughter, that it is the correct instrument.
Some experts say that, were the guitar to go on the open marketplace, it could fetch up to $500,000 (£320,000).
The 71-year-old and his lawyer Orin Snyder are adamant that the singer has the guitar.
Dylan's lawyer said "He did own several other Stratocaster guitars that were stolen from him around that time, as were some handwritten lyrics.
"In addition, Bob recalls driving to the Newport Folk Festival, along with two of his friends, not flying."
This contriversial guitar is afforded such significance because it was the first time the legendary singer-songwriter played rock music, alongside a band at the Newport festival.
This gig has proved to be extremely controversial with folk fans, and the performance was met with boos from the predominantly folk-loving crowd.