Suze Rotolo, Bob Dylan's girlfriend, who appeared on his arm for the iconic album cover of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan and was the source of inspiration for songs such as "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right," "Boots of Spanish Leather" and "Ballad in Plain D," died after a long illness at the age of 67. Her book, A Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties, is an essential read for anyone with an interest in life and society in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
I'm sure there are plenty of muses in modern day rock and pop. But pardon me for preferring the old school muses for this column. Please write in your own suggestions in the box generously provided you by the good folks here at Y! Music.
I'm sticking, primarily, with muses who inspired a LOT of songs, with exceptions made for legendary songs and people.
In other words, this is my list. Your list will be yours.
Let's celebrate the love. And I hope you are A-MUSED by this list! (GET IT, A-MUSE-D. Ha. Ha.Read More »from Ten Muses For Songwriters