A freewheelin' time : a memoir of Greenwich Village in the by Suze Rotolo

By Suze Rotolo

“The woman with Bob Dylan at the disguise of Freewheelin’ broke a forty-five-year silence with this affectionate and dignified recalling of a dating doomed through Dylan’s becoming fame.” –UNCUT journal

Suze Rotolo chronicles her coming of age in Greenwich Village through the Sixties and the early days of the people song explosion, whilst Bob Dylan was once discovering his voice and he or she was once his muse.

A shy woman from Queens, Suze used to be the daughter of Italian working-class Communists, transforming into up on the sunrise of the chilly battle. It was once the age of McCarthy and Suze used to be an intruder in her local and in class. She discovered solace in poetry, artwork, and music—and in Greenwich Village, the place she encountered like-minded and politically energetic neighbors. One scorching July day in 1961, Suze met Bob Dylan, then a emerging musician, at a live performance at Riverside Church. She was once seventeen, he was once twenty; they have been either vivid, curious, and inseparable. through the years they have been jointly, Dylan remodeled from an imprecise people singer into an uneasy spokesperson for a generation.

A Freewheelin’ Time is a hopeful, intimate memoir of a necessary flow at its so much artistic. It captures the thrill of youngster, the heartbreak of younger love, and the struggles for a brighter destiny in a time while every little thing appeared possible.

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But there will always be a space between the image and the reality because ghosts live there and they cannot be contained under glass. Over time I have learned to be more at ease with the holy fascination people have with Bob Dylan. A song, a poem, a book, a film, an exhibit are simply representations of a period, a place, a person. And because memory is the joker in the deck I try not to take the representations of the past too seriously. Life goes on for those who live it in the present. Nostalgia, cheap or otherwise, is always costly.

General Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Republican, was elected president in 1952 and served two terms. A notable act he was responsible for, in addition to denying executive clemency to the Rosenbergs, was completely desegregating the armed forces. Since we didn’t own a television set until 1957, the radio and the phonograph held sway. The music we listened to included recordings of folk music from around the world, the Édith Piaf and Billie Holiday records my mother loved, opera arias my father sang along with, classical music, and Toscanini conducting the NBC Radio Orchestra.

Folk music was taking hold of a generation and it was important to get it right, including the look—be authentic, be cool, and have something to say. That might seem naïve in comparison with the commercial sophistication and cynicism of today, but back then it was daring, underground, and revolutionary. We believed we could change perceptions and politics and the social order of things. We had something to say and believed that the times would definitely change. Bobby had an impish charm that older women found endearing, though my mother was immune.

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