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'Bob Dylan was a black hole'

india Updated: Feb 11, 2008 12:21 IST

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Rock legend Bob Dylan's ex-girlfriend Suze Roloto has criticised him heavily in her biography, calling him vain and a liar. She also reveals that she had to illegally abort his baby in the 60s.

Roloto, who appeared on the cover of Dylan's breakthrough album The Freeeheelin, makes these controversial revelations in the book A Freewheelin' Time set to be released in May, conatctmusic.com reports.

The 64-year-old Roloto writes: "Much time was spent in front of the mirror trying on one wrinkled article of clothing after another, until it all came together to look as if Bob had just gotten up and thrown something on. Image was all." <b1>

She also revealed that he lied about his childhood including "the sad story he told of being abandoned at a young age in New Mexico and then going to live with a travelling circus".

"He had an uncanny ability to complicate the obvious and sanctify the banal - just like a poet. Bob was charismatic; he was a beacon, a lighthouse. He was also a black hole," she added.

The two eventually broke up because she couldn't handle the "pressure, gossip, truth and lies that living with Bob entailed".