Nee Shirley Noznisky, later Sara Lownds, first met Dylan through their mutual friend Sally Grossman in 1964. They were married 22 November 1965 and divorced July 1977, though they have remained in regular contact since.I can still hear the sound of the Methodist bells I had taken the cure and had just gotten through staying up for days in the Chelsea Hotel writing Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands for you
Picture of Sara and Bob.
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 1996 11:57:48 GMT Sender: The Bob Dylan Discussion List (HWY61-L@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU) From: email@example.com (Ed Ricardo) Subject: Re: Sara ... She took her husband Hans' name, the magazine photographer. Those who assume she married Victor Lownes are jumping to a conclusion which is said on occasion to have had him racking his brain to try and recall her! Though she was a Playboy Bunny that is the limit of that connection. Karl Erik is keen on any early photographs of Shirley Noznisky or of Sara Lownds, or Hans Lownds photographs in general. Other than the famous photograph of her in her bunny costume I can think of none from that era. Shabtai Zisel ben Avaraham indeed! "There were at least three sessions like this before Bob sent the cattle call of musicians home and settled down to record the bulk of Desire with a small band comprised of Scarlet Rivera, Rob Stoner on bass, and Stoner's drummer Howie Wyeth, a relative of the artist Andrew Wyeth. Sheena Seidenberg added percussion and Emmylou Harris sang backing vocals. Together, they completed the album in two days, whistling through the songs in the style with which Bob was most comfortable. "Sara Dylan arrived unexpectedly on the night of the second session, July 31 . 'She came to New York, I guess, to see if there would be some kind of a getting back together. I guess that was in her mind. I know it was in his mind,' says [theater director and lyricist Jacques] Levy, who had not seen Sara the whole summer (she had been on vacation in Mexico). Bob went back into the studio with his band and picked up a guitar. He sang 'Sara' to his wife as she watched from the other side of the glass. The song began by recalling holidays on the beach when the children were small, and mentioned the long-ago holiday in Portugal when they were first together. He asked her forgiveness for his recent transgressions, and sang at the end: 'Don't ever leave me, don't ever go.' "'It was extraordinary. You could have heard a pin drop,' says Levy. 'She was absolutely stunned by it. And I think it was a turning point....It did work. The two of them really did get back together.' This remarkable first take of 'Sara' became the last track on Desire." -- Sounes, Howard, Down the Highway (New York: Grove Press, 2001).
-- With your sheet-metal memory of Cannery Row, And with your magazine-husband who one day just had to go, And your gentleness now, which you just can't help but show, Who among them do you think would employ you? Now you stand with your thief, you're on his parole With your holy medallion which your fingertips fold, And your saintlike face and your ghostlike soul, Oh, who among them do you think could destroy you? Sad-eyed lady of the lowlands, Where the sad-eyed prophet says that no man comes. My warehouse eyes, my Arabian drums, Should I leave them by your gate, Or, sad-eyed lady, should I wait? Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands Blonde on Blonde - 1966 SA A LOW NDS SAd eyed lAdy of the LOWlaNDS