Bob Neuwirth: Painter, Recording Artist, Songwriter and Filmmaker Who Also Had an Impact As a Member of Bob Dylan’s Inner Circle

From a New York Times obit by Neil Genzlinger headlined “Bob Neuwirth, Colorful Figure in Dylan’s Circle, Dies at 82”:

Bob Neuwirth, who had credentials as a painter, recording artist, songwriter and filmmaker, but who also had an impact as a member of Bob Dylan’s inner circle and as a conduit for two of Janis Joplin’s best-known songs, died in Santa Monica, Calif….

Mr. Neuwirth had a modest, eclectic string of albums to his credit, including his debut, titled “Bob Neuwirth,” in 1974, as well as a 1994 collaboration with John Cale called “Last Day on Earth” and a 2000 collaboration with the Cuban composer and pianist José María Vitier, “Havana Midnight.” But he was perhaps better known for the roles he played in the careers of others, beginning with Mr. Dylan.