I hit them with my time ma­chine

Mojo (UK) - - Contents - Tom Rus­sell, Santa Fe, New Mex­ico

Great to see my old friend Michaels Sim­mons’ ar­ti­cle on The Band’s Mu­sic From Big Pink in MOJO 299. As a weird mi­nor foot­note to mu­sic his­tory, I was in col­lege in 1968 when Capi­tol Records launched the record with a con­test: “Name the Bob Dy­lan paint­ing on the cover of Mu­sic From Big Pink and win a pink Honda mo­tor­cy­cle.” I won the con­test, nam­ing it Crayon Am­ne­sia. I asked if I could have a dif­fer­ent colour mo­tor­bike than pink, and they sent me a black one. That Dy­lan paint­ing, I be­lieve, now hangs in Bob’s busi­ness of­fice in New York. Never heard whether Bob likes my name for it, but I know he digs my song Gallo Del Cielo, be­cause he said so in Clarence Cle­mons’ book. Hon­oured I am.

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