Film­maker who shot Dy­lan go­ing elec­tric dies

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NEW YORK — The Os­car-win­ning doc­u­men­tary film­maker who cap­tured Bob Dy­lan go­ing elec­tric at the 1965 New­port Folk Fes­ti­val and pre­served leg­endary mu­si­cal acts like Jimi Hen­drix, Miles Davis, Leonard Co­hen and The Doors for­ever on film has died. Mur­ray Lerner was 90. Lerner’s son, Noah, said he died Satur­day in his home in Long Is­land City.

Lerner earned an Os­car nom­i­na­tion in 1967 for “Fes­ti­val,” his ex­am­i­na­tion of the New­port Folk Fes­ti­val, filmed over three years. He won the best doc­u­men­tary fea­ture stat­uette in 1981 for “From Mao to Mozart,” which fol­lowed vi­o­lin­ist Isaac Stern in China.

In 2009, Lerner re­ceived a Grammy nom­i­na­tion for the doc­u­men­tary, “Amaz­ing Jour­ney: The Story of The Who.” Lerner also made doc­u­men­taries about the Moody Blues, Emer­son, Lake and Palmer and Jethro Tull, among oth­ers.

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