Sally Grossman

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Grossman (left) appearing on the cover of the Bob Dylan album Bringing It All Back Home, 1965.

Sally Grossman (born 1940) was the wife of Bob Dylan's former manager, Albert Grossman. According to some Dylan biographers, she introduced Dylan to his first wife Sara (although this claim is disputed by Dylan's stepson, Peter Lownds).[1]

Bringing It All Back Home[edit]

Grossman is best known as the young woman languorously stretched out on the cover of Dylan's 1965 album Bringing It All Back Home. She also appeared briefly in the D.A. Pennebaker documentary, Dont Look Back. The album photograph came about after Dylan spent the summer writing and recording at the Grossmans' home. Grossman took part because "I was around, and Bob just asked me to do it."

The photograph was taken by Daniel Kramer in the Woodstock, New York, home. The chaise longue in the photograph was a wedding gift to the Grossmans from Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary. As for the red jersey dress, Grossman says, "I don't think I've worn it again." As of 2010, Grossman operates the Woodstock-based Bearsville Records following the death of her husband. Grossman says, "It's amazing to be on an album cover that people remember 30 years later."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sounes, Howard (2001). Down the Highway The Life of Bob Dylan. Doubleday. p. 200. ISBN 0-552-99929-6. 
  2. ^ "Interview with Sally Grossman". MOJO magazine. August 1996.