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Bob Dylan poses for a portrait with his girlfriend, Suze Rotolo. While Dylan would become known as one of the most meaningful songwriters of his generation and beyond, it was Rotolo who introduced the future folk legend to art, political activism and the civil rights movement, helping to shape his socially conscious music. Just 17 when she met the 20-year-old Dylan, Rotolo also inspired love songs like 'Boots of Spanish Leather' and 'Don't Think Twice, It's Alright.'
The same month this photo was taken, Dylan experienced a significant breakthrough: a glowing New York Times review that led to his first recording contract. In 1963, his second album, 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan,' would feature a photo of Dylan and Rotolo on the cover, locking arms while strolling the streets of New York. Three years after splitting with Dylan, Rotolo, an artist, married Enzo Bartoliocci in 1967. Bartoliocci was with his wife when she died of lung cancer on Feb. 25, 2011, at age 67.