She was once a true love of Bob's.
January 26, 2018 9:09 AM   Subscribe

RIP Echo Helstrom Casey, 75. The original 'Girl From the North Country,' Bob Dylan's high school sweetheart has died.
posted by Capt. Renault (11 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My favourite cover of the song, from a band that is big in most universes.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 9:27 AM on January 26, 2018 [2 favorites]

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posted by Mister Bijou at 10:39 AM on January 26, 2018


to be alone with you
posted by j_curiouser at 11:28 AM on January 26, 2018

My favorite cover, by Dear Nora (Katy Davidson).
posted by D.C. at 1:04 PM on January 26, 2018 [2 favorites]

A friend-of-a-friend whose family hails from Hibbing, MN posted in response to Echo Hellstrom's obituary:

My mom lived next door to her in Hibbing. He used to pick her up for dates on his motorcycle and he'd be wearing a leather jacket. My grandpa thought he was a thug.

posted by jonp72 at 7:18 PM on January 26, 2018 [2 favorites]

For some reason, Nashville Skyline is the only Dylan album I’ve ever owned or listened to all the way through. It’s great and Girl From the North Country is great and I’m sorry to hear that she passed.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 10:01 PM on January 26, 2018

For a scruffy folkie from Minnesota, Bob surely managed to accumulate his share of legendary girlfriends. Of course, a couple of them were elevated to that status by songs and/or album covers.
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