According to the magazine, Rotolo inspired many of Dylan's early love songs, including "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right," "Boots of Spanish Leather" and "Tomorrow Is a Long Time." They started dating in 1961 when Rotolo was 17.
Rotolo, who came from a left-wing family, played a huge role in Dylan's political awakening, taught him a lot about the civil-rights movement, and inspired him to write and perform music beyond old classic folk songs.
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The couple broke up in 1963.