A look back on the co-star of Bob Dylan's classic 1967 movie

Don't look back The DA Pennebaker documentary film filmed during a concert in Bob Dylan became fifty this year. In honor of the occasion, a cable movie channel moved the film last week during the premiere.

While the film is of course focused on Dylan, several other artists also received credit for key roles in it. Donovan Leitch, which the press had dubbed as a British version of Dylan, makes an appearance towards the end of the movie.

Long time Dylan colleague Joan Baez was quite on the screen, sitting next to Dylan on the bus for almost the entire tour. Unlike Donovan, Baez does not perform any of his own songs Don't look back.

The artist is almost as visible as the star himself, Bob Neuwirth, who looks to spend the whole movie on Dylan's side. Neuwirth, the big guy behind sunglasses, splits jokes with Dylan while he often illuminates Bob's cigarette.

In addition to these tasks and the film in general, Neuwirth has had an entertainment career that has been illegally illegal. His excellent 99 Monkeys album from 1990 alone should have made him a household name, a record highlighted by a New York City ballad called "Biggest Border Town in the World".

In addition to that album, there are other details that make Bob Neuwirth an integral part of the music history.

He introduced the songwriter Kris Kristofferson to the singer Janis Joplin in the late 60s, and a short time later Janis Kristofferson's "Me and Bobby McGee" made a smash hit. Then Neuwirth wrote another Joplin hit, "Mercedes Benz."

Millions of people have seen Bob Dylan's cover Highway 61 album where Dylan appears in the middle of the photo. Next to him you can see the lower half of another person, who happens to be Bob Neuwirth.

Neuwirth also had a lot of influence on the punk rock from the end of the seventies, even with one of the female pioneers of that time. He wrote with Patti Smith the song "Just Like You", which has become a favorite among her fans.

In 1986, he worked with another punk pioneer, Elvis Costello. The two veterans wrote the song "It & # 39; s Not Too Late", which appeared on Costello's album King of America

Additional evidence of Neuwirth's musical flexibility came in 1996 when he worked with the former Velvet Underground member John Cale. The two agreed to record Last day on earth , an album that flourished because of their collaboration.