She recounted how she resented that Dylan didn't invite her on stage in England to reciprocate the boost she gave his early career when he appeared at her concerts.
Baez didn't want the boost - she wanted the emotional acknowledgement.
He does look, if not demented, haunted compared to the smoothness of Joan Baez's untroubled demeanor. Further, my father and my brother are jewish men with eastern-european roots and they don't have this tormented look. I attended a BOB DYLAN concert about ten years ago and he appeared extremely well and gave a great two-hour plus show, perhaps 2500 in attendance of all ages, old hippies, teens, and little kids. and no, he was the same old Dylan, didn’t schmooze the crowd, a man of few words, it was all music from every phase of his long career. I believe he got some odd kind of satisfaction of the shock factor when he changed gears, like when he did an ad for a car manufacturer during a recent superbowl appearance.
Baez detailed how Dylan rejected the openly political role she wanted him to play - which she herself played out to such a life-defining degree - and how now she would never have insisted on that.
Those of us in our sixties - veterans of the sixties - had to be moved by the PBS American Masters biography of Joan Baez: "How Sweet the Sound." The documentary recalled great and bitter moments, and highlighted Baez's brief relationship with Bob Dylan, the greatest musical lyricist of the twentieth century.
Their relationship is history - the history of a generation, of modern music, and of the remembrance of things past.
Baez is shown briefly laughingly dancing a sexy, funky dance - who has seen this part of her? The CD was critically acclaimed and rose to #3 on the Billboard list. ________________________ * Commenters nearly all attack me for calling Dylan demented-looking.
That she suppressed this side of herself in favor of her characteristic steadfast earnestness may partly explain why such a beautiful, passionate woman had nothing more than . Sounds demented too - catch his just-released Christmas album.