Saturday, October 11, 2008

Suze Rotolo Offers a Portrait of Bob Dylan

Suze Rotolo with Dylan on the cover art for the 1963 Columbia album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan...

Suze Rotolo, author of A Freewheelin’ Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties, will offer an eyewitness account of the creative and tumultuous years of the 1960s, when she was first cast into the spotlight as Bob Dylan’s girlfriend. She will offer her thoughts during the keynote address for The Folk Music Revival: Politics and Community, a musical tribute and symposium by the New York Folklore Society. Suze Rotolo will speak at 2:00 p.m. and will greet visitors and sign her latest book at 6:00 p.m.

The Folk Music Revival: Politics and Community will take place on Saturday, October 18, 2008. It will feature musicians and folk music pioneers for musical performances and discussion. Events start at 10:00 a.m. and end the day with a performance by well-loved English Folk Musicians Tony Barrand and John Roberts. Tony Barrand and John Roberts have delighted audiences throughout the United States for almost three decades with their “a capella” duets of English folk bawdry and balladry, monologs, and storytelling. Their performance will begin at 5:00 p.m. Pictured at right: Suze Rotolo today...

Invited speakers for October 18, 2008 include Andy Spence of Old Songs, Inc., Sarah Craig of Caffe Lena, and Wanda Fischer of WAMC’s Hudson River Sampler. A panel entitled “Folk Scare! Politics and the Folksong Revival,” will feature legendary folk musicians Josh White, Jr. and Oscar Brand, who will be joined by Sonny Ochs and Jaye Alper in discussing the political nature of the folk revival movement and the impact of Senator Joe McCarthy and the House Un-American Affairs Committee.

Admission to the day’s events is $30.00. Registration and full program details can be found online at, or by calling the New York Folklore Society at (518) 346-7008.

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  1. Wish I'd made it to the Suze Rotlo talk. She doesn't talk too much about Bob. But for those of your readers who can't stop talking about Bob, here's some new fodder.

    My new novel, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, which I think you'd enjoy.

    It's a murder-mystery. But not just any rock superstar is knocking on heaven's door. The murdered rock legend is none other than Bob Dorian, an enigmatic, obtuse, inscrutable, well, you get the picture...

    Suspects? Tons of them. The only problem is they're all characters in Bob's songs.

    You can get a copy on or go "behind the tracks" at to learn more about the book.


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