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Dylan, Baez dedicate song to Mama Frasca of Becket   Print

by Benjamin L. Ginsberg
Berkshire Eagle
November 22, 1975

BOSTON -- Bob Dylan and Joan Baez dedicated just one song during their Thursday night concert opening a three-night stand here -- and that one dedication went to Mama Maria Frasca, owner of the Dream Away Lodge on County Road in Becket.

Dylan and Ms. Baez substituted "Mama" for "Daddy" in dedicating the song "Daddy I got you on my mind," to Mrs. Frasca.

Mrs. Frasca and her daughter, Regina Bongiovanni of Newton, were the front-row guests of the Rolling Thunder Revue at the four-hour concert in the 1,000-seat Harvard Square Theatre.

The Rolling Thunder Revue, led by Dylan, Ms. Baez, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Ronee Blakley, dropped in on Mama Frasca at her restaurant for a seven-hour stay and a five course meal during their swing through Western Massachusetts on Nov. 7. The 60-member revue stayed at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge.

Mrs. Frasca was dressed in a long red and black gown at last night's concert, which featured a guest appearance by folksinger Joni Mitchell.

The Rolling Thunder Revue played last night at the Music Hall and will play tonight at Brandeis University.

 

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