Sally Grossman, the wife of Bob Dylan‘s former manager Albert and star of the singer’s most iconic cover art, has died aged 81.
Grossman’s niece Anna Buehler confirmed to Rolling Stone that she died in her sleep at home in Woodstock, New York last week (March 10).
Few knew who Grossman was when she appeared next to Dylan on the striking cover of 1965’s ‘Bringing It All Back Home’ LP, but it was revealed in time that she was the wife of Dylan’s then-manager Albert Grossman.
After her husband’s death from a heart attack on a flight from the United States to Europe in 1986, Grossman carried on his legacy by overseeing his legendary studio Bearsville and associated record label Bearsville Records.
A tribute to Grossman has been shared by author Neil Gaiman, who wrote: “I’m sad to hear that Sally Grossman has passed away. She was funny, salty, sometimes grumpy (but I think she liked me) a smart businesswoman and a fount of stories. No more lunches at the Little Bear.
“The couch (her wedding present from Mary Travers) is empty now.”
I'm sad to hear that Sally Grossman has passed away. She was funny, salty, sometimes grumpy (but I think she liked me) a smart businesswoman and a fount of stories. No more lunches at the Little Bear.
The couch (her wedding present from Mary Travers) is empty now. pic.twitter.com/HB9zyJ3HJz
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) March 13, 2021
See more tributes to Grossman below.
RIP Sally Grossman. Imagine this cover without her iconic pose?? pic.twitter.com/3HjVXfTyoD
— Angie Martoccio (@angiemartoccio) March 12, 2021
Sad word from a good source that Sally Grossman, wife of @BobDylan's manager Albert who appeared on the cover of "Bringing It All Back Home" and befriended Beat poets, has died at 81. Photo by Daniel Kramer, 1964. pic.twitter.com/s2hvhKp0Lr
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) March 12, 2021
RIP Sally Grossman pic.twitter.com/1UcVsIwsv1
— Jokermen (@JokermenPodcast) March 13, 2021