Dylan's Fury Over Faithfull Snub

BOB DYLAN was so desperate to bed MARIANNE FAITHFULL he spent several days writing a poem for her - then destroyed it in a rage when she turned him down.
British singer Faithfull is well known for her string of romances with high-profile men in the 1960s, including Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
But she admits she once refused to sleep with Dylan despite his advances, sending the folk legend into a fury.
And she also regrets not giving in to Jimi Hendrix's charms - after he spent an entire evening whispering sweet nothings into her ear.
Faithfull says, "It's true what they say: You regret the things you don't do the most. Apparently Bob Dylan spent days and days writing a poem for me in 1964 and I think it was understood in his circle that I would go to bed with him. I mean, I presume that's the intention when you're a very pretty girl and you go to a big star's bedroom, isn't it? But I didn't realise this at the time because I was just a silly teenager and it was all a bit much.
"I very much wanted to go to bed with him, but I was pregnant and about to get married (to her first husband John Dunbar) at the time. I told him all this and he was furious and ripped the poem up in front of me. We are still very fond of each other and still talk about that night. I'll always say to him, 'But Bob, I was only 17' and he always says, 'Yeah, but I was only 22 myself!'
"I also once spent an evening with Jimi Hendrix whispering in my ear telling me all the things he was going to do to me - which I'm not going to share - but I was with Mick Jagger at the time and it would have been too unkind. I have to say that these are the things that I still regret a little."


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Coincidentally I`m reading Marianne`s biography at the moment and this wasn`t a big deal! No young man likes to be turned down and Bob was used to women throwing themselves at him. Any writer would naturally pen something for the object of his desire and if he wanted to bin it, well, it was his to do with as he pleased, and, of course Marianne had a right to mention it as an event in her life. The poem have turned out to be one of his classics but I`m sure they both laugh about it now. What I think strange is that over 40 years later it`s being reported as news! Dylan threw a wobbler 40- odd years ago....what`s new?
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