Suze Rotolo and the Dylan walking in Greenwich Village
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Suze Rotolo this week. I knew nothing about her life except she lived with Bob Dylan for 3 years at the beginning of his career. Dylan's self-invention was already in full spate, they had been living together for some time, but she didn't discover his real name – Robert Zimmerman – until he dropped his wallet and his draft card fell out.
Apparently Suze was an artist of great vision, but the reason for her fame and for my humble tribute is the wonderful album cover above. One of my very favourite photographs. Good bye Suze.