Band-The Band Best pt 2-Robbie Robertson

There is ample evidence in this conclusion of our two-part In the Studio  rockumentary on The Band as to why Robbie Robertson has always been one of my favorite musicians with whom to converse. A great storyteller gifted with rich language skills, The Band’s main songwriter and lead guitarist through seven studio albums 1968-1976 and the Rock of Ages   legendary live set takes ample opportunity to reveal, in great detail, the following long-debated issues about the first-ballot Hall of Fame quintet with the generic name:

-why they ( and Bob Dylan ) moved away from Woodstock, New York after the legendary concert there at which neither they nor Dylan appeared;

-the storied 1974 comeback tour with the re-emerging Dylan after eight years in self-imposed exile;

-detailed in-depth profiles of Band-mates Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, Rick Danko, and Levon Helm ( the last three sadly all deceased);

-and according to Robbie, how the discussions which eventually led to the legendary Last Waltz   concert and subsequent film never included Robertson threatening to leave the band, as has been misreported for years. –Redbeard BAND-DYLAN-tumblr_m8wcztAFTg1rdwhtho1_500










( Tuning up backstage 1974 L-R: Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson, Bob Dylan, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson, Levon Helm )