Jerome Arnold

When Bob Dylan went electric at the Newport Folk Festival on July 25, 1965, Chicago born Romeo Maurice "Jerome" Arnold was the electric bassist who essentially gave birth to the folk rock genre as we know it with voltage enhanced passages that changed the course of pop music history. 

 A member of Howlin' Wolf's backing band, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Jerome's no frills, in-the-pocket support of Messrs. Butterfield, Bloomfield and the former Chester Arthur Burnett was a major factor in the acceptance of the electric bass in the studio and on stage.