Jam Of The Day: Ballad In Plain D by Bob Dylan

Suze, featured here with Bob, often talked about feeling like "a string on her boyfriend's guitar."

Today’s Jam of the day will be dedicated to the loving memory of Suze Rotolo, the muse of Bob Dylan who died yesterday in NYC at the age of 67. Suze was featured on “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” cover and was interviewed by Martin Scorsese for his Dylan documentary entitled “No Where Home.” The couple dated for three years – from 1961 to 1964. Suze inspired 2 additional love songs including “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright.” She was a noted illustrator, artist and writer who penned the autobiography: “A Freewheelin’ Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the 60’s.

After Rotolo’s breakup with Dylan in 1964, she met and married Enzo Bartoccioli, a film editor, who she remained with until her death yesterday 2/28/2011.

“All is gone, all is gone, admit it, take flight. I gagged twice, doubled, tears blinding my sight. My mind it was mangled, I ran into the night. Leaving all of love’s ashes behind me…The wind knocks my window, the room it is wet. The words to say I’m sorry, I haven’t found yet. I think of her often and hope whoever she’s met, will be fully aware of how precious she is.”

 

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