None of these albums have been well received by his fans and the music community. However, this is how he met Carolyn Dennis. He was an evangelist and hired him to visit with his band during his missionary days. During a visit to the 1970s, with Carolyn Dennis next to him, Dylan refused to sing any of his country songs and ignored his fan’s requests to do so.
It was not until the late 1970’s that Dylan stopped exploring gospel music and returned to his traditional folk-rock. Dennis continued singing backup with Dylan until they got married in 1986, until he played with the band after giving birth to their baby.
The two were married on June 6, 1986. What many do not realize is that Carolyn Dennis was already having a baby with Dylan at the time. Their daughter, Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan, was born January 31, 1986. The couple kept their marriage and the fact that they had a secret child from the world.
Shortly after they married, Dylan placed Carolyn Dennis and their daughter, Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan, in the suburbs of Los Angeles. He was a occasional visitor but very smart about his coming and going.
The couple said that they kept their relationship secret so as to benefit their daughter. They wanted her to be able to live a normal childhood. However, there is speculation about what actually happened behind the scenes.
Carolyn Dennis ‘marriage to Bob Dylan remained a secret until 2001 when Howard Sounes’ book Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan revealed their relationship. In his letter, he pulled a cat out of the bag to speak.
Dennis was given the opportunity to talk more about Dylan in the years to come. He always praised the man and said that he was a good father. He also emphasized that they wanted to protect their daughter, which is why they kept their relationship a secret.
Now, more than 30 years later, Carolyn Dennis’ daughter, Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan, has grown up. Desiree and her partner, Kayla Sampson, got married back in 2014. Sadly, Bob Dylan not only walked his daughter down, but was not even scheduled to attend the wedding.
Carolyn Dennis – Work
Throughout her career, Carolyn Dennis has had limited success as an actress and singer. His fame, however, comes largely from his Dylan singing. Although he has sung songs in support of many other famous artists including The Carpenters, Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Loggins, Wonderlove and Michael Jackson.
Dennis-Dylan also tried to make a name for himself as an actor. In today’s version of Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Carolyn has played the role of Poppea. Carolyn was also the vocalist for The Josephine Baker Story, a television drama.
He has also been part of a play group called, The Young Americans. In 1983, he was a member of the Big River music band, and in 2005, he played a prominent role in Color Purple on Broadway.
Carolyn has also appeared in several B films. None of them had a successful box office but they let him stay fit in Hollywood. Other films he has worked on include Skatetown U.S.A. in 1979 and Good News in 1997.
Carolyn Dennis was an avid musician and actress from 1978 to 1985. In 1985, he worked with Bob Dylan on supporting the song “Tight Connection to My Heart-Has Anybody Seen My Love.” He also defended his mother, Madlyn Quebec, as a supporter of Dylan in the 1980s.
Carolyn Dennis and her daughter sang together.
Ever since she gave birth to her daughter, Dennis-Dylan has continued to sing gospel music. As his daughter Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan grew up, she began singing with her mother in small groups. The two have been seen sharing the stage at gospel games near their home in California ever since.
Carolyn Dennis still lives in Beverly Hills. Until she married her partner Kayla Sampson, people said Desiree lived alone with her mother. The two have never wanted to take fame or fortune on behalf of Bob Dylan.