I wanted to make this list from the beginning, but for one thing or another I kept postponing it. Finally, a who’s who list of all the characters featured on the poster inspired in Scorsese’s No Direction Home. I guess not all of them used to be around MacDougal Street in the 60’s, but they all appear or are mentioned in the film and connected to Bob Dylan in one way or another.
If you’re interested in this poster, there are some copies left available here.
1- Hank Williams
2- Bob’s girlfriend Suze Rotolo. She appears on the cover of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan album.
3- The Band. Mickey Jones, Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel (not shown).
4- Allen Ginsberg
5- Andy Warhol
6- Peter, Paul and Mary
7- Bob’s Triumph motorcycle
8- Joan Baez
10- The Beatles
11- McKinley Morganfield aka Muddy Waters
12- Johnny Cash
14- Maria Muldaur
15- President John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy
16- Pete Seeger
17- Sally Grossman, wife of Dylan’s manager Albert Grossman, featured on the “Bringing it all back home” cover
18- Martin Luther King, Jr.
19- “This machine kills fascists” Woody Guthrie’s guitar