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Baez, Joan

"She was wicked looking - shiny black hair that hung down over the curve
of slender hips, drooping lashes, partly raised, no Raggedy Ann Doll.
The sight of her made me high. All that and then there was her voice."

"Both Scot and Mex, she looked like a religious icon, like somebody
you'd sacrifice yourself for and she sang in a voice straight to God
. . . also was an exceptionally good instrumentalist."

"There was no one like her... She seemed very mature, seductive,
intense, magical... However illogical it seemed, something told me
that she was my counterpart... some strange feeling told me that we
would inevitably meet up...There was no one in her class."
- Chronicles

Self-appointed Queen of Folk in the early sixties, she began a sporadic affair with Dylan in spring 1963, which lasted until his May 1965 English tour. They were reunited on the 1975-6 Rolling Thunder Revue and have sung together subsequently in 1982 and 1984.

Clinton Heylin:"Bob Dylan: Behind The Shades, a Biography" (David Todd) - from The Telegraph:

Folk-music lover. The cuff-links Dylan wears on Bringing It All Back Home were the ones she gave him, mentioned years later in her song about him, "Diamonds & Rust"

RS:When the young Bob Dylan emerged from Minnesota in 1961, it was only natural that they hooked up together. When Dylan (and others) made their appearance, Baez was useful for the exposure she gave their songs. Any Day Now, a two-record collection of Dylan material, highlights her problem: she makes the songs of the Sixties' greatest writer seem as humorless and stodgy as the poem she reads on Baptism. "To Bobby", a panting attempt to exhume interest in her long-lapsed affair with Dylan.

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