Bob Dylan's Mentor Eric Von Schmidt Dies At 75
Dylan and Joan Baez became great friends and Dylan wrote liner notes for von Schmidt's 1969 album "Who Knocked The Brains Out Of The Sky?" Dylan also name checked Schmidt for introducing him to his folky version of blues standard "Baby, Let Me Follow You Down," which Dylan included on his first album Bob Dylan.
As well as becoming a legend on the U.S. folk scene, Von Schmidt was also a celebrated artist and studied art in Italy on a Fulbright scholarship and went on to create album cover art for Baez. He released his first album, "The Folk Blues Of Eric Von Schmidt," in 1963.
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