search

DON’T THINK TWICE IT’S ALL RIGHT

This song isn't about Joan Baez.
Facebook
Twitter
WhatsApp
Email
Print

I’ve always assumed that Bob Dylan composed “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” for Joan Baez. But when I looked closely at the woman he was with on the album cover of 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯’ 𝘉𝘰𝘣 𝘋𝘺𝘭𝘢𝘯, it wasn’t Joan Baez. I then did more proper research. It was Suze Rotolo, which Dylan dated from 1961 till 1964. Dylan later acknowledged Rotolo’s strong influence on his music and art during that period.

Dylan and Baez’s relationship began to develop around the time the song was released (May 1963), but the song is more commonly linked to Dylan’s relationship with Rotolo. However, Baez did cover several of Dylan’s songs, and their musical collaboration and personal relationship were highly influential in both of their careers.

The song itself is a testament to Dylan’s songwriting prowess and has become an enduring classic in his catalog.

💧 You might also like WOODSTOCK 1969.

⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯

Featured image via Michael Ochs/Rolling Stone.

Facebook
Twitter
WhatsApp
Email
Print
Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.
Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.

Related

Scroll to Top