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Susan Elizabeth "Suze" Rotolo
Birth: Nov. 20, 1943
Queens County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 2011
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Artist, Folk Figure. She was an important muse to singer-songwriter Bob Dylan at the beginning of his career. Born Susan Elizabeth Rotolo, she changed her first name to Suze (pronounced Soo-zee) early in life. She was an integral member of the Greenwich Village folk music community in the early 1960's. It was in 1961 that she met Dylan, a newcomer to the local scene. Their subsequent romance is often credited with inspiring the most potent ballads of Dylan's early catalog, among them: "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright", "Tomorrow is a Long Time", "One Too Many Mornings", "Boots of Spanish Leather", and "It Ain't Me Babe". Her strong involvement in leftist political activism is generally acknowledged to have had a profound impact on the political flavor attributed to many of the protest anthems Dylan composed during 1962-1964. After her relationship with Dylan ended, she married and had a son. An avid artist and activist, she also taught at the Parsons School of Design in New York. In 2008, her book, "A Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties" was published to positive reviews. (bio by: John Southern) 
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
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Originally Created by: William Bjornstad
Record added: Mar 01, 2011
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Susan Elizabeth Suze Rotolo
Added by: John Southern
Susan Elizabeth Suze Rotolo
Added by: John Southern
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