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"The Band" 50th Anniversary- Robbie Robertson

When The Call's main songwriter/singer Michael Been passed away recently , a quote was attributed to him in his obituary where he claimed to have seen The Band in concert at age 18 , which set Been on a life's course of music literally until the day that he died . Watching Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz , The Band's Thanksgiving 1976 swan song , shows how that kind of epiphany could happen . But the earliest work of this quintet with the generic name is no less impressive : when Rolling Stone magazine writers compiled their Top 500 Albums of All Time , The Band's 1968 debut Music from Big Pink ranked at #34 . That's almost twenty places higher than The Beatles' debut !... (more)

The Band 50th Anniversary- Robbie Robertson 9/16

Little did they know when Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, Rick Danko, and Robbie Robertson released their second album, with the minimalist title The Band, that they were inventing the musical bedrock which would come to be known…
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Woodstock 50th pt1- Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend, Graham Nash

Woodstock Festival was unequaled in sheer scale, still heard fifty years later in the voices of Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend, the late Paul Kantner of the Jefferson Airplane, Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and the late Alvin Lee of Ten Years After,

Woodstock 50th pt2- David Crosby, Graham Nash, Robbie Robertson 8-12

In July 1969 Americans blasted off and landed on the Moon, and about three weeks later they colonized Max Yasgur's hog farm outside Bethel NY. Over half a million attended both events. They were both were very loud and lasted several days, but…
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The Band-The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary-Robbie Robertson

Interview includes the legendary Last Waltz concert and subsequent Martin Scorsese-directed film never included Robbie Robertson threatening to leave the band, as has been misreported for years; on its fortieth anniversary.

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…

Neil Young & Crazy Horse- Powderfinger- San Francisco 1986

Not since Robbie Robertson's "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down" had anyone written and sung ( in the first person, no less ) about the American antebellum South so richly, so believably as Neil Young and Crazy Horse with "Powderfinger", originally…