November 22, 1965, Bob Dylan Secretly Married Sara Lownds (Shirley Noznisky)


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 Sara was at this time pregnant with Jesse Dylan.According to a Dylan biographer, Howard Sounes, the wedding took place under an oak tree outside a judge’s office in Mineola,Long Island, and the only other participants were Albert Grossman and a maid of honor for Sara. According to Dylan biographer Howard Sounes, Some of Bob’s friends (including Ramblin’ Jack Elliott) claim that, in conversation immediately after the event, Bob denied that he was married. Journalist, Nora Ephron, first made the public announcement in the New York Post on February 1966 with the headline, “Hush!!! Bob Dylan is wed.”

NOTE: Sara, this former model and Playboy bunny,and eventually into film production, Sara, through her work connections at Drew Associates, a film production company, introduced Bob and his manager to the young cinema verite’ filmmaker, D.A Pennebaker, who would make the, ‘Don’t Look Back,’ documentary about Dylan’s 1965 UK tour. Yes, Bob Dylan was immediately drawn to Sara when he first met her. Bob said to Al Aronowitz after meeting her that he was going to marry her, saying, “She’s Strong!”



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