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The Band

Bob Dylan and The Band touring in Chicago in 1974.
Background information
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Americana, Country rock, Folk rock
Years active 1967–1976, 1983–1999
Labels Capitol Records
Rhino Records
Warner Bros. Records
Associated acts Ronnie Hawkins, Bob Dylan, The Hawks, Canadian Squires
Former members
Levon Helm
Garth Hudson
Rick Danko
Robbie Robertson
Richard Manuel
Stan Szelest
Jim Weider
Randy Ciarlante
Richard Bell
.The Band was a rock music group active from 1967 to 1976 and again from 1983 to 1999. The original group (1967–1976) consisted of four Canadians: Robbie Robertson (guitar, piano, vocals); Richard Manuel (piano, harmonica, drums, saxophone, organ, vocals); Garth Hudson (organ, piano, clavinet, accordion, synthesizer, saxophone); and Rick Danko (bass guitar, violin, trombone, vocals), and one American, Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, bass guitar, vocals).^ Rick Danko on bass and organist Richard Manuel joined soon after.

^ You play one of four instruments: Guitar, Bass, Drums and Vocals.
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^ They're identifiable by names and respective roles — Rick Danko, bass, vocals; Levon Helm, drums, mandolin, vocals; Garth Hudson, keyboards, horns, accordion; Richard Manuel, piano, drums, vocals; Robbie Robertson, guitar, vocals — but nonetheless, is this all enough to prove that a band this versatile, this mutably legendary, even existed?
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.The members of the Band first came together as they joined rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins' backing group, The Hawks, one by one between 1958 and 1963. Upon leaving Hawkins in 1964, they were known as The Levon Helm Sextet (the sixth member being sax player Jerry Penfound), then Levon and the Hawks (without Penfound).^ They are so wonderful in their whole being and everything that came together with each band.
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^ The members of "The Band" first formed as they joined rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins' backing group, "The Hawks," one by one between 1958 and 1963.
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^ Disc One begins with the Band's first real gig as Ronnie Hawkins's backing band the Hawks and moves into their scrappy R&B period as Levon & the Hawks.
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In 1965, they released a single on Ware Records under the name Canadian Squires, but returned as Levon and the Hawks for a recording session for Atco later in 1965.[1] At about the same time, Bob Dylan recruited Helm and Robertson for two concerts, then the entire group for his U.S. tour in 1965 and world tour in 1966.[2] They also joined him on the informal recordings that later became The Basement Tapes.
.Because they were always "the band" to various frontmen, Helm said the name "The Band" worked well when the group came into its own[3] and left Saugerties, New York, to begin recording their own material.^ By November of 1990, they had a working band again.

^ Dubbed "The Band" by their record company (a name derived from how they were referred to during their tenure with Dylan), the group left Woodstock, New York to begin recording in their own material.
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^ The Band- What a great name for a group.
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.They recorded two of the most acclaimed albums of the late 1960s: their 1968 debut Music from Big Pink (featuring the single "The Weight") and 1969's The Band. They broke up in 1976, but reformed in 1983 without founding guitarist Robbie Robertson.^ Most bands, unless they are with a major record label, use ...
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^ Robbie Robertson,Music From Big Pink session, infrared color film, Woodstock, NY, 1968.
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^ Robbie Robertson, Woodstock, NY, 1969.
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.Although the Band was always more popular with music journalists and fellow musicians than with the general public, they have remained an admired and influential group.^ Band students learn more than just marching and music.
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^ We are always looking for musicians to improve the band.
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^ Another strength: with every member being an instrumental jack of all trades, they could fabricate complexly orchestrated arrangements without leaning on outside session musicians or producers - producer/engineer/multi-instrumentalist John Simon was more of a sixth band member than a guru.
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.The group was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1989[4] and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.[5] In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked them #50 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time,[6] and in 2008, they received the Grammy's Lifetime Achievement Award.^ Recommend Postcard from the road: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concerts .
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^ Y e p they made it all into the best version of Rock and roll I've ever heard.
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^ The greatest rocker of all times!
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Contents

Overview

.The Band's music fused many elements: primarily old country music and early rock and roll, though the rhythm section often was reminiscent of Stax or Motown, and Robertson cites Curtis Mayfield and the Staple Singers as major influences, resulting in a synthesis of many musical genres.^ The majority of the music the band played was original.

^ We’re just a rock and roll band.

^ Heavily influenced by Elvis, The Beatles, Johnny Rivers and many different country artists, he mixes his style with a bit of rock & roll and country.

.As to the group's songwriting, very few of their early compositions were based on conventional blues and doo-wop chord changes.^ RealTracks, as I understand them, apply loops played by musicians in a given > style against chord changes and are not based on the chunk-chunk format of > the build-it-on-a-C7 patterns.
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^ Robertson was credited once again with almost all the songwriting, although there's a Dylan tune ("When I Paint My Masterpiece"), and "Carnival" was a group composition.
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^ Over the next few years, into the early 1990s, Leon worked with his brother, recording and playing in the group IXL, further polishing his talents.
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Every member was a multi-instrumentalist. .There was little instrument-switching when they played live, but when recording, the musicians could make up different configurations in service of the songs.^ The range of songs they can play is fantastic.

^ There are a lot of songs that, when we play them live, we adhere to the arrangement from the record.
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^ Little said he came prepared with a basket full of harmonicas in case Willis, a longtime musician, felt like playing a set on stage.
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.Hudson in particular was able to coax a wide range of timbres from his Lowrey electronic organ; on the choruses of "Tears of Rage", for example, it sounds like a mellotron.^ Garth Hudson is absolutely indispensabl e to the sound of the Band yet the Last Waltz makes him look like a side m .
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^ The band  has a wide range of sound equipment, from very large to very small and can often travel to a wedding with minimal equipment.

^ The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down J.R. Robertson A classic with overdubbed melodica over Hudson's everpresent Lowrey organ.
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.Helm's drumming was often praised: critic Jon Carroll famously declared that Helm was "the only drummer who can make you cry," while prolific session drummer Jim Keltner admits to appropriating several of Helm's techniques.^ For the folks in the United States who cannot make the Spain shows, you are in luck.
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^ The building blocks of social marketing success are one of the critical components to making your online business not only visited more, but critical to your monetary success.

^ It only works as a game controller but if you decide to step it up you can buy a module that makes it a real working electronic drum set.
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.Singers Manuel, Danko, and Helm each brought a distinctive voice to the Band: Helm's southern voice had more than a hint of country, Danko sang in a tenor, and Manuel alternated between falsetto and baritone.^ It's the kind of thing that's usually written more with journalists than actual people in mind, and is very often the most uninspiring section of any band website.

^ Steve has never worked with such an aggressive band, and he's a more trained singer than we usually work with, so we all were taken to a new level."

^ Although The Band was always more popular with music journalists and fellow musicians than with the general public, they have remained an admired and influential group.
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The singers regularly blended in harmonies. .Though the singing was more or less evenly shared among the three men, both Danko and Helm have stated that they saw Manuel as the Band's "lead" singer.^ More history shared by band members?
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^ The members of "The Band" first formed as they joined rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins' backing group, "The Hawks," one by one between 1958 and 1963.
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^ The Classics is fronted by a female lead singer and all three voices combined create another vital instrument – harmony vocals.

.Robertson was the group's chief songwriter, but he sang lead vocals on only three studio songs released by the Band ("To Kingdom Come", "Knockin' Lost John" and "Out Of The Blue").^ Knockin' Lost John Robertson's first lead vocal since "To Kingdom Come" reviving the "Basement Tapes" sound.
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^ He has won a number of songwriting awards, and several of his songs have been recorded and released by various independent artists.

^ The Classics is fronted by a female lead singer and all three voices combined create another vital instrument – harmony vocals.

.This role, and Robertson's resulting claim to the copyright of most of the compositions, would later become a point of much antagonism, especially that directed towards Robertson by Helm, who, in his autobiography This Wheel's on Fire - Levon Helm and the Story of The Band, disputes the validity of Robertson's place as chief songwriter, as the Band's songs were often honed and recorded through collaboration between all members.^ After talking about all the guests that have been working on the album in the last video , this week I wanted to talk about the regular members of the band and the guys who are in the studio with me every week.

^ It's the kind of thing that's usually written more with journalists than actual people in mind, and is very often the most uninspiring section of any band website.

^ Helm rejoined, and while recording extensively with Dylan (the much-bootlegged sessions were released in 1975 as The Basement Tapes ), they began working on their own material, most of it written by Robertson and Richard Manuel.
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Strains appeared in the 1980s, when the bulk of songwriting royalties were going to Robertson alone while the others had to rely on income from touring. This had not arisen as an issue in the late sixties and early seventies, when a number of Band songs, mostly credited to Robertson alone, were covered successfully by other artists - such as Smith's version of "The Weight" for the Easy Rider soundtrack LP and Joan Baez's cover of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" in 1971.
.Producer John Simon is cited[8] as a "sixth member" of the Band for producing and playing on Music from Big Pink, co-producing and playing on The Band, and playing on other songs up through the Band's 1993 reunion album Jericho.^ John sang a Waylon song and he talked in depth with Henry and the other band members.

^ Co-produced by Hurwitz and the Band.
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^ At least John Simon was around to produce.
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History

Early years: The Hawks

.The Hawks gradually came together as a backing unit for Toronto-based rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins: Helm first (he journeyed to Canada from Arkansas with Hawkins), then Robertson, Danko, Manuel and Hudson.^ Hudson, Danko and Manuel were hired soon after.

^ After the wall came down, he moved back home to Schwerin where Till Lindemann worked as a basket weaver and played drums in the band First Arsch.
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^ Beginning with the Danko/Helms/Robertson collaberation "Life Is a Carnival", whose horn ensemble by Allen Toussaint was considered pushing the envelope.

.At the time, Hawkins was popular in Toronto, and had an effective way of eliminating his musical competition: when a promising band appeared, Hawkins would often hire their best musicians for his own group[citation needed]; Robertson, Danko and Manuel came under Hawkins' tutelage this way.^ Hudson, Danko and Manuel were hired soon after.

^ Although the Band's competition season starts at the end of September, the preparations for that show start in January when the "theme" of the show and actual musical score are chosen.
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^ The other members of the group reunited at various times -- in 1983, four members of the Band, with Robertson replaced by Earl Cate of the Cate Brothers on guitar, reunited for a tour that yielded a full-length concert video and a healthy audience response.
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.While most of the Hawks were eager to join Hawkins' group, getting Hudson to join was a different story.^ The members of "The Band" first formed as they joined rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins' backing group, "The Hawks," one by one between 1958 and 1963.
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^ Finally, the Hawks parted company with Ronnie Hawkins during the summer of 1963, the singer's at times overbearing personality and ego getting the better of the relationship.
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^ Rick quit school at 14 to pursue music full-time and in 1960, when he was 17, he joined rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins’ group, The Hawks, initially as rhythm guitarist.
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.He'd earned a college degree, and planned on a career as a music teacher, and was interested in playing rock music only as a hobby.^ ACIDIC is an amazing young L.A. band playing original alt/rock music, that you really must see live.
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^ Released on Warner Brothers in '78, THE LAST WALTZ was not only a 'fond farewell' , but also one of the very first rock documentaries, featuring many musical friends.

^ Although he continued to play as he grew older, it was not until his twenties that his interest transcended from a casual hobby into a serious and life long passion.
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The Hawks were in awe of his wild, full-bore organ sound, and often begged him to join. .Hudson finally relented, so long as the Hawks each paid him $10 per week to be their instructor: all music theory questions were directed to Hudson.^ Shangri-la Music took the unprecedented step of giving a new MP3 download per week leading up to the release of the vinyl album.
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^ The most wonderful thing is how Mickey's music stand stays with him all the way.
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^ A lot of the simplicity and directness of their music and lives succumbed to the easy availability of sex, drugs, and other diversions and the expensive lifestyles they were all starting to maintain.
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While pocketing a little extra cash, Hudson was also able to mollify his family's fears that his education had gone to waste.
.During The Last Waltz Hudson states, "There is a view that jazz is 'evil' because it comes from evil people, but actually the greatest priests on 52nd Street and on the streets of New York City were the musicians.^ Anachronisms: One scene opens in New York City, in January 1985.
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^ Taking the audience to a New York City jazz club was the always entertaining, JP Stevens High School marching Hawks.
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^ Ed Wolpov has photos of The Band and other musical artists taken between 1969 and 1972 at various New York City venues.

.They were doing the greatest healing work.^ They started migrating up and down the West coast doing various kinds of farm work.
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^ Bob was the second of 4 boys, and they all worked together in the fields every day, doing any kind of farm work available.
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.And they knew how to punch through music which would cure and make people feel good."^ "We get to touch people's lives through music.
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^ A lot of the songs are great, but they are songs you've probably never heard on popular country stations, and that's what makes 'em good.

^ People in Edinburgh who start these pointless debates should just get over these basic facts, move on and make some good music, open some good venues etc… or move to the bigger city instead of moaning about it!

.The piano-organ combination was uncommon in rock music, and for all his aggressive playing, Hudson also brought a level of musical sophistication.^ He plays piano for Jose and is the musical director.
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^ ACIDIC is an amazing young L.A. band playing original alt/rock music, that you really must see live.
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^ In previous Rock Band titles, you would play venue after venue to which you’d play a random selection of music with varying difficulties.
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.With Hawkins they recorded a few singles in this period, and became well known as the best rock group in the thriving Toronto music scene.^ Capitol Records kept repackaging their music on vinyl with an Anthology collection and a second best-of LP, as well as a pair of CD recompilations, To Kingdom Come and Across the Great Divide , in the '90s.
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^ Sonny James spent his early years as a musical prodigy in an Alabama farm family that eventually became a professional singing group that had 16 consecutive No.

^ Although The Band was always more popular with music journalists and fellow musicians than with the general public, they have remained an admired and influential group.
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.April 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Hawkins regularly convened all-night rehearsals following long club shows, with the result that the young musicians quickly developed great technical prowess on their instruments.^ And the rest of the festival was great too: Luke stayed up all night jamming away, before he finally collapsed (literally) at eight o'clock in the morning.
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^ April 23, 2009 Hopefully you had a chance to catch Chicago's performance on the Ellen DeGeneres show, which aired on Earth Day.

^ Last night after I got the sick kids to bed, I watched TV.  And, like all music awards shows, I was drawn to watch a silly display of antics minus real music.
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By 1964, the group had split from Hawkins over personal differences. .They were tiring of playing the same songs so often and wanted to perform original material, and they were weary of Hawkins' somewhat dictatorial leadership.^ They will be performing 8 songs during the evening.

^ They will be performing 9 songs during the evening.

^ The range of songs they can play is fantastic.

.He would fine the Hawks if they brought their girlfriends to the clubs (fearing it might reduce the numbers of available girls who came to performances) or if they smoked marijuana.^ The sides of the club were raised slightly from the dance floor, and contained twice the number of chairs and tables they usually did.
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^ A haphazard collection of covers they performed while The Hawks, the record sounded flat and quickly-produced, lacking the depth and texture of their earlier albums.

^ Well, the audience was so overwhelmed by his performance that they started referring to the area around the night club as Wheeling in honor of Elmer."
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(Alcohol and pills were acceptable, but Canada then had stiff penalties against marijuana possession.)
.Robertson later said, "Eventually, he (Hawkins) built us up to the point where we outgrew his music and had to leave.^ When pianist Willard Jones's left the lineup one year later, Hawkins began looking at some of the local music talent in Toronto in late 1959.
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^ Vicky sums it up best saying "We really love music, and playing gives us a chance to be together and do what we love for a living!"
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^ It's beyond what I've been familiar with in music up to this point, which is writing and playing music.
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.He shot himself in the foot, really, bless his heart, by sharpening us into such a crackerjack band that we had to go on out into the world, because we knew what his vision was for himself, and we were all younger and more ambitious musically."^ We were really blessed to have you rock out for us.

^ I am going to market the fuck out of him because he isn't going to do it himself.
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^ I didn’t get into music because of the money.
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.They recorded two singles and toured almost continually (usually billed as Levon and the Hawks), but they found little success, partly because without Hawkins, they lacked a magnetic frontman.^ In 1964 the Hawks figured they could make it without Hawkins.
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^ Beginning with Levon Helm, the five members joined rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins' Hawks one by one, and by 1960 the future Band members had all been with Hawkins on and off, an association that continued until 1963.
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^ They picked up singer Bruce Bruno and Jerry Penfound on saxophone and became the Levon Helm Sextet but soon switched to Levon & The Hawks.

.Also in 1963, Levon Helm met Cathy Smith, with whom he and other members of the Band would have a long association.^ On Wednesday, December 3 2008, the band announced that Dash Arkenstone would be leaving the band soon, though he remains on good terms with the other members.
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^ The members of "The Band" first formed as they joined rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins' backing group, "The Hawks," one by one between 1958 and 1963.
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^ Beginning with Levon Helm, the five members joined rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins' Hawks one by one, and by 1960 the future Band members had all been with Hawkins on and off, an association that continued until 1963.
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.February 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] In 1965, Levon and the band met blues singer and harmonica player Sonny Boy Williamson.^ Recorded at Helm's studio outside Woodstock, NY. THE MUDDY WATERS WOODSTOCK ALBUM on Chess Records was almost a 'coming home' for Helm & Hudson, as The Band was originally supposed to go into the studios with another blues legend, Sonny Boy Williamson years earlier.

^ As lead singer, bassist and acoustic guitar player for The Band, and as a solo artist, his contributions have been substantial.
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^ Eventually the group did get together with Dylan as his backup band on his 1966 tour, although Levon Helm left soon after the tour began at the end of 1965.
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.They wanted to record with him, offering to become his backing band, but Williamson died not long after their meeting.^ It had been a long time since we had made a record like that.\" Looking back, the band members wish they had found a way to release Sisyphus sooner, but there is intense pride in having stood up for their creativity integrity - a Chicago trademark.

^ When Doc auditioned during a band rehearsal at Emilio's house, Emilio's father called him into the kitchen and offered the following advice: "Hire that guy, he's got something."

^ The Band, was originally a back-up outfit for Ronnie Hawkins in the early 1960's and they called themselves The Hawks.

With Bob Dylan

.In late summer 1965, Bob Dylan was looking for a backup band for his first U.S. "electric" tour.^ Look for yourself in the photos; look and see where the band has been for the first half of the summer.
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^ This album was recorded by Nick himself in the midst of a busy summer tour schedule, and was released at the band’s Farewell For Now shows at the Triple Door on August 30th.
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^ During their summer residency on the New Jersey seaboard, Dylan got wind of their reputation and, after playing with Robertson, hired the group to back him on his first electric tour—a tour so controversial among folk purists that Helm could not take the pressure and quit.
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.Levon and the Hawks were recommended by blues singer John Hammond, who earlier that year had used Helm, Hudson and Robertson on his Vanguard album So Many Roads.^ Singer John Hammond heard them in a Canadian club in 1964 and asked them to perform and record with him in New York, Chicago, and Texas.
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^ Seeing the gigs just confirmed what he'd suspected He'd really found his band This year an album has been recorded -at Sing Sing with Matt Voigt who amongst many achievements engineered the Kiss/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra record from a few years back.

^ Beginning with Levon Helm, the five members joined rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins' Hawks one by one, and by 1960 the future Band members had all been with Hawkins on and off, an association that continued until 1963.
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[10][11] .Around the same time, one of their friends from Toronto was working as secretary to Dylan's manager Albert Grossman.^ Dylan's manager Albert Grossman signed them with Capitol Records, releasing MUSIC FROM THE BIG PINK before year's end, the nickname for the pink house outside Woodstock, NY where they were staying.

^ Albert Grossman in 1965 just so happened to have a secretary from Toronto who bent this manager's ear in the right direction concerning his client, Bob Dylan .
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^ We just looped around and hit the same booths a few times and everyone played along when the girls came back for seconds and thirds.
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.Her advice to Dylan: "You gotta see these guys."^ You gotta SEE this stuff!
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^ You see, the men rushed in with a typical bravado that washed away as quickly as it does under these circumstances.

^ I'll keep comin' to see you guys as long as you keep playin'.
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[12]
.After hearing the band play and meeting with Robertson, Dylan invited Helm and Robertson to join his backing band.^ During their summer residency on the New Jersey seaboard, Dylan got wind of their reputation and, after playing with Robertson, hired the group to back him on his first electric tour—a tour so controversial among folk purists that Helm could not take the pressure and quit.
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^ The members of "The Band" first formed as they joined rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins' backing group, "The Hawks," one by one between 1958 and 1963.
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^ Around that same time, Bob Dylan recruited Helm and Robertson for two performances, then the entire group for his U.S. tour in 1965 and world tour in 1966.
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.After two concerts backing Dylan, Helm and Robertson told Dylan of their loyalty to their bandmates, and told him that they would only continue with him if he hired all of the Hawks.^ Originally only Robertson had been hired, then Helm .

^ During their summer residency on the New Jersey seaboard, Dylan got wind of their reputation and, after playing with Robertson, hired the group to back him on his first electric tour—a tour so controversial among folk purists that Helm could not take the pressure and quit.
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^ Cushnie was already playing in a band with Robbie Robertson , however, and would only join Hawkins if the latter musician could come along.
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.Dylan accepted and invited Levon and the Hawks to tour with him.^ Eventually the group did get together with Dylan as his backup band on his 1966 tour, although Levon Helm left soon after the tour began at the end of 1965.
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^ Bob Dylan saw them perform in the mid-60s and was so impressed that he signed The Hawks to accompany him on his 1965-66 World Tour.
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.The group was receptive to the offer, knowing it could give them the wider exposure they craved, but they simultaneously feared that their music was too different from his.^ Although The Band was always more popular with music journalists and fellow musicians than with the general public, they have remained an admired and influential group.
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^ Actually, it was not ago that the Abbott family had almost no exposure to the old-time bluegrass tradition they didn't even know what bluegrass music was!
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^ Early on they played the usual scabby venues where live music is reluctantly booked but not especially encouraged, you know the sort of places.

.They thought of themselves as a tightly rehearsed rock and rhythm and blues group and knew Dylan mostly from his early acoustic folk and protest music.^ The Band, was originally a back-up outfit for Ronnie Hawkins in the early 1960's and they called themselves The Hawks.

^ Music From Big Pink , which featured a painting by Bob Dylan on its cover, began selling — slowly at first and then better — and the group played a few select shows.
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^ They're very different eras of music, and The Beatles themselves were the catalysts.
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Furthermore, they had little inkling of how internationally popular Dylan had become.[13]
.With Dylan, they played a tumultuous series of concerts from September 1965 through May 1966, marking Dylan's final transition from folkie to rocker.^ Around that same time, Bob Dylan recruited Helm and Robertson for two performances, then the entire group for his U.S. tour in 1965 and world tour in 1966.
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^ The Landsharks have played with Jimmy Buffett in concert, in Key West, Florida, and at Margaritaville And they've played Jimmy Buffett tribute shows and parrothead parties, all over the world!

^ Playing with Dylan gave the Band the boost they needed to gain international recognition.
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.The tours, among the most storied in rock history, were also marked by Dylan's reportedly copious use of methamphetamines.^ Ironically, the record preceded the Band’s most intensive period of touring, during which they became the formidable live unit of the magnificent Rock of Ages (1972).
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^ Everyone made a fortune from it, but the tour with Dylan also thrust the group right into the middle of the most decadent part of the rock world.
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^ The inevitable best-of album in 1976, ahead of what proved to be their final tour, marked the unofficial end of the original lineup's history.
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.Some, though not all, of the Hawks joined in the excesses.^ Some bandmembers left, some joined, and some stayed right where they were, but through it all, the Marshall Tucker Band endured.
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[14] .Most of the concerts were also met with the heckling of folk music purists.^ Like this Festival, where initially Dylan's electric debut met boos, these other two shows, with two of the Hawks playing received similar heckling from folk-music "purists".
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.Helm was so affected by the negative reception that he left the tour within three months and sat out the rest of that year's concerts, as well as the world tour in 1966.[15] Helm spent much of this period working on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.^ We're not working much in November for some much needed R&R after a very busy summer and fall - But you can catch us at the following locations in the coming months!
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^ Only a single track from the group's 1966 tour with Dylan had ever surfaced, and that was an out-of-print B-side to an old single.
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^ New Year, New Tour 01.15.2010 .

.During and between tours, Dylan and the Hawks attempted several recording sessions, but with less than satisfying results.^ Beatles fans will also be thrilled to hear previously unreleased authentic voice recordings from John, Paul, George and Ringo chatting between takes during studio sessions recorded at Abbey Road more than four decades ago.
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^ Ironically, the record preceded the Band’s most intensive period of touring, during which they became the formidable live unit of the magnificent Rock of Ages (1972).
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^ In 1983, sans Robertson, the group re-formed and played a less-than-spectacular tour.
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.Sessions in October and November yielded just one usable single ("Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window"), and two days of recording in January 1966 for what was intended to be Dylan's next album, Blonde on Blonde, were equally unsuccessful.^ I eat one or two meals a day.

^ Around that same time, Bob Dylan recruited Helm and Robertson for two performances, then the entire group for his U.S. tour in 1965 and world tour in 1966.
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^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 Meta .

[16] .However, by the time the album's sessions were switched from Columbia's New York studios to Nashville, Robertson had replaced Mike Bloomfield as Dylan's primary guitarist.^ The band begin recording another studio album in Germany, then in October, tour America with Nashville Pussy.
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^ After a year hitting the circuit, they returned to Woodstock for their fourth album, Cahoots but this time at Bearsville Studios, a brand new facility put together by Albert Grossman (of Dylan fame).
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^ The title refers to the farm house near Woodstock, New York where the Band hung out and wrote the album (it was recorded in New York City and L.A.).
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.The other members of the Hawks were not invited to Nashville, though Blonde on Blonde's credits also list Danko on bass and Hudson on keyboards and sax.^ As Hawkins’s lieutenant, Helm, still a teenager, helped recruit the young Ontarians—Robertson, Danko, Manuel, and Hudson—who replaced the original members of Hawkins’s backing band, the Hawks.
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^ Simon helps Hudson on sax, and Danko adds srings.
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^ The other future members of the Band, singer Bruce Bruno, and saxist Jerry Penfound (who later joined the Capers in 1965 sans Paul London and Hudson) joined the fired Danko at the start of 1964.
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[17]
.With Mickey Jones on drums (replacing Sandy Konikoff, who had taken over when Levon Helm departed), Dylan and the Hawks appeared at Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England, in May 1966. The gig became legendary when, near the end of Dylan's electric set, an audience member shouted "Judas!". After a pause, Dylan replied, "I don't believe you.^ And for those of you who don't know them...
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^ Levon Helm (vocals, drums, etc.
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^ And when you've played every last set and are sitting pretty at the top of the mountain, don't forget where you came from!
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You're a liar!" He then turned to the Hawks and said "Play it fucking loud!" With that, they launched into an acidic version of "Like a Rolling Stone".[18]
.The Manchester performance was widely bootlegged (and mistakenly placed at the Royal Albert Hall).^ Live at the Royal Albert Hall .

.The recording of this gig became one of the most famous of Dylan's career, often inspiring a rapturous response in those who heard it.^ Dubbed "The Band" by their record company, the name was believed to have resulted from what they were most commonly called during their time with Dylan.
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^ Ironically, the record preceded the Band’s most intensive period of touring, during which they became the formidable live unit of the magnificent Rock of Ages (1972).
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^ Those who use MySpace should be careful to ensure their private information is kept private while they are online.

.A 1971 review from Creem stated "My response is that crystallization of everything that is rock'n'roll music, at its finest, was to allow my jaw to drop, my body to move, to leap out of the chair ...^ Danko Fjeld Andersen, which contains some of Rick’s finest work, received a four-star review in Rolling Stone.
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^ STINGRAYS ROCK & ROLL RIVER ROUNDS: In a surprise appearance Chicago's Maritime Music Makers, the StingRays, will be performing tonight (5/6/04) at a bowling alley on the Chicago River.
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^ The definitive rock rag Rolling Stone laid out their typographic red carpet for this group.
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.It is an experience that one desires simply to share, to play over and over again for those he knows thirst for such pleasure.^ Wise are those who know you must play with others to get good.” .
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^ Well, theres simply nothing quite like seeing Neil, feeling Neil, hearing Neil and being in the Neil experience at such close range.
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^ Knowing Jose and having the pleasure of working with him, has been an excellent learning and rewarding experience for me.
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.If I speak in an almost worshipful sense about this music, it is not because I have lost perspective, it is precisely because I have found it, within music, yes, that was made five years ago.^ Because we were so carefree we just made the music for us, not for anybody else.

^ The improvements to the > > styles is good but > > did occur about 4 years ago.
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^ And I can do that because I’m five years younger than my birth certificate says I am!

But it is there and unignorable."[19] When it finally saw official release in 1998, critic Richie Unterberger declared the record "an important document of rock history."[20]
.On July 29, 1966, while on a break from touring, Dylan was injured in a motorcycle accident, and retired into semi-seclusion in Woodstock, New York.^ Dubbed "The Band" by their record company (a name derived from how they were referred to during their tenure with Dylan), the group left Woodstock, New York to begin recording in their own material.
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^ Only a single track from the group's 1966 tour with Dylan had ever surfaced, and that was an out-of-print B-side to an old single.
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^ Danity Kane will open Christina Aguilera's tour; three of them were injured in a car accident / Making the Band 3 / 18 Oct 2006 .
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[21] .For a while, the Hawks returned to the bar and roadhouse touring circuit, sometimes backing other singers (including a brief stint with Tiny Tim).^ The members of The Band first worked together as The Hawks, the backing band of rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins from 1959 until 1963; they were also known as Levon and the Hawks.
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^ By the early 60s, Rick and the other Hawks had outgrown the limited roadhouse and honky-tonk circuit and left Hawkins to pursue greener pastures.
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.Dylan invited the Hawks to join him in Woodstock, where they recorded a much-bootlegged and influential series of demos, subsequently released on LP as The Basement Tapes.^ They also joined him on the informal recordings that later became "The Basement Tapes."
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^ Dubbed "The Band" by their record company, the name was believed to have resulted from what they were most commonly called during their time with Dylan.
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^ The members of "The Band" first formed as they joined rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins' backing group, "The Hawks," one by one between 1958 and 1963.
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Music from Big Pink and The Band

.Reunited with Helm, the Hawks began writing their own songs in a rented large pink house, which they affectionately named "Big Pink," in West Saugerties (near Woodstock).^ In nearby West Saugerties they gathered daily in the basement of “Big Pink,” a secluded ranch house .
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^ He rented a big pink house in West Saugerties, near Woodstock, and with Dylan and The Band began recording songs which soon surfaced on bootlegs and were officially released in 1975 as The Basement Tapes.
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^ Dubbed "The Band" by their record company (a name derived from how they were referred to during their tenure with Dylan), the group left Woodstock, New York to begin recording in their own material.
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.When they went into the recording studio, they still did not have a name for themselves.^ They rehearsed, they recorded, they went on the road.

^ (In about 1966, they released a single on Ware Records under the name the Canadian Squires).
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^ Ironically, in the spring of 1965, the group had just missed their chance at what could have been a legendary meeting on record with a musician they did understand.
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.Stories vary as to the manner in which they ultimately adopted the name "The Band."^ Katie White and Jules De Martino needed a name for the "unintentional band" they'd created in 2007.

.In The Last Waltz, Manuel claimed that they wanted to call themselves either "The Honkies" or "The Crackers", but these names were vetoed by their record label; Robertson suggests that during their time with Dylan everyone just referred to them as "the band" and it stuck.^ The concert, which featured an unprecedented all-star lineup to which The Band graciously played back-up, was documented in Martin Scorsese’s much lauded film, The Last Waltz, regarded by many as the finest concert film of all time.
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^ They are willing to try just about anything, and with Engstrom no longer stuck on doing all video game synths all the time, they’ve really been able expand their sound.
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^ Dubbed "The Band" by their record company (a name derived from how they were referred to during their tenure with Dylan), the group left Woodstock, New York to begin recording in their own material.
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Initially, they disliked the moniker, but eventually grew to like it, thinking it both humble and presumptuous. Rolling Stone referred to them as "The band from Big Pink."[22]
.Their first album, Music from Big Pink (1968) was widely acclaimed.^ In 1968, after toying with a host of politically incorrect names, like the Crackers and the Honkies, The Band made its official debut with the release of its seminal and eclectic album, Music From Big Pink (Capitol), which became the fulcrum for the country rock and roots rock of the coming decades.
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^ They recorded two of the most acclaimed albums of the late 1960s; their 1968 debut Music from Big Pink (featuring the single "The Weight") and 1969's The Band.
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^ The immediate result of this separation was Music from Big Pink (1968), a wholly original fusion of country, gospel , rock, and rhythm and blues that, more than any other album of the period, signaled rock’s retreat from psychedelic excess and blues bombast into something more soulful, rural, and reflective.
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.The album included three songs written or co-written by Dylan ("This Wheel's on Fire," "Tears of Rage," and "I Shall Be Released") as well as "The Weight", the use of which in the film Easy Rider would make it probably their best known song.^ The seventies were the bands' best years in terms of sales with seven gold albums and three platinum, Searching For a Rainbow , Carolina Dreams and their Greatest Hits album.
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^ But, I somewhat knew it would happen, everyone has lost their passion as of late, so it's probably for the best.
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^ Following a Live album would never be easy, and 'Iron Fist' suffered due to lack of rehearsals, time, but mostly the lack of an independant producer.
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.While a continuity certainly ran through the music, there were stylistic leanings in a number of directions.^ "There were other directions they could have gone so I hope everyone comes out and supports their decision to feature the music we love", continued Frank D. keyboardist for the same.
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^ "There is a direct relationship to the number of songs I dance to in a typical StingRay set and the ambient temperature of the globe," explained Doctor Dobs of the Quickenplay Institute.
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.Never a specifically "psychedelic" group, the Band's first record did contain at least one song ("Chest Fever") demonstrating some similarities with that genre.^ The band went down and did a 2-song recording in Nashville, then went home.
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^ The group did play one major show that year, at the race track at Watkins Glen, NY, before the largest audience ever assembled for a rock concert -- it was a demonstration of their place in the rock pantheon that the Band was booked alongside the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band.
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^ The Fuses were one of the great Baltimore bands of the late 90s and have inspired many Oranges Band songs and, along with a handful of other local Baltimore groups, are largely responsible for me playing in bands at all.

.In contrast to his guitar playing with Dylan, Robertson opted for a more subdued, riff-oriented approach.^ Meanwhile, Robertson's rubbery, lightly distorted lead guitar work is looser and more energetic than ever ("Forbidden Fruit").
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^ King Harves t J.R. Robertson As predicted, Robertson played his minimalist guitar as a part of the whole that was invisioned in his head.
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^ During this time, he had an army buddy who had previously played guitar, from whom Don learned some more guitar chords.
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.After the success of Big Pink, the band went on tour, including a performance at the Woodstock Festival (which was not included in the famed Woodstock film due to legal complications) and an appearance with Dylan at the UK Isle of Wight Festival (several songs from which were subsequently included on Dylan's Self Portrait album).^ Songs performed during Dylan's solo set on the Dylan and The Band tour .

^ Bronze ask for another album, and other than their appearance at The Reading Festival, Motorhead deliver the 'Bomber' album and single in the Autumn, and another UK tour follows, with the breath-taking 'Bomber' lighting rig hanging over the band and going through its manoeuvres during the song of the same name.
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^ Staged on Thanksgiving Day (November 25), 1976, this “Band and friends” finale was immortalized by Martin Scorsese ’s film The Last Waltz (1978), with guest appearances by Dylan, Neil Young , and others.
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.That same year, they left for Los Angeles to record their follow-up, The Band (1969).^ THE BAND interesting band out of Los Angeles...
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^ Dubbed "The Band" by their record company, the name was believed to have resulted from what they were most commonly called during their time with Dylan.
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^ High on the Hog followed in 1996 and two years later, they celebrated their 30th anniversary with Jubilation.
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.From their deliberately rustic appearance on the cover, to the songs and arrangements within, the album stood in contrast to other popular music of the day.^ Break Up The Concrete's 11 songs were recorded in 12 days making for an album both gritty and immediate which recalls the band's earliest days.
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^ More than a compilation of songs from the Beatles, the game recreates the band's historic concerts, signature instruments, and changing appearances over the span of a 12-album career.
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^ Comments on some of the tracks: Strawberry Wine This song was what was originally going to be part of a lighter album until other issues omnipresent were vented.
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Although it should be noted that, by this point, several acts, notably Dylan on John Wesley Harding and The Byrds on Sweetheart of the Rodeo, had made similar stylistic moves. .The Band featured songs that evoked oldtime rural America, from the civil war ("The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down") to unionization of farm workers ("King Harvest (Has Surely Come)").^ They recorded two of the most acclaimed albums of the late 1960s; their 1968 debut Music from Big Pink (featuring the single "The Weight") and 1969's The Band.
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^ During these years on the road, Robertson absorbed much of the flavour of life below the Mason and Dixon Line that would permeate Band songs like “ The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down ” (1969).
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^ A pair of songs, "Up on Cripple Creek" and "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down," captured the public imagination, the former getting them onto The Ed Sullivan Show in an appearance that's fascinating to watch on the official Ed Sullivan video release; the host comes out to embrace and congratulate them, obviously thrilled after the psychedelic and hard rock acts that he usually booked, to see a group whose words and music he understood.
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.These first two records were produced by John Simon, who was practically a group member: he aided in arrangements, and played occasional instruments (piano or tuba).^ At least John Simon was around to produce.
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^ Another strength: with every member being an instrumental jack of all trades, they could fabricate complexly orchestrated arrangements without leaning on outside session musicians or producers - producer/engineer/multi-instrumentalist John Simon was more of a sixth band member than a guru.
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^ The members of "The Band" first formed as they joined rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins' backing group, "The Hawks," one by one between 1958 and 1963.
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.Simon reported that he was often asked about the distinctive horn sections featured so effectively on the first two albums: people wanted to know how they had achieved such memorable sounds.^ They recorded two of the most acclaimed albums of the late 1960s; their 1968 debut Music from Big Pink (featuring the single "The Weight") and 1969's The Band.
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^ Since they first started working together many years ago Rocco and drummer David Garibaldi formed the foundation of the rhythm section that drives the band's trademark funky groove underneath the horn section.

^ Re: Upgrading to 2010 - The Main Reason I've been keeping quiet reading this thread but I must ask, why do some people denigrate those who want particular features?
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Simon was slightly embarrassed to admit that, besides Hudson (an accomplished saxophonist), the others had only rudimentary horn skills, and achieved their sound simply by creatively utilizing their limited technique.
.Rolling Stone magazine lavished praise on the Band in this era, giving them more attention than perhaps any other group in the magazine's history; Greil Marcus's articles in particular contributed greatly to the Band's mystique.^ It's the kind of thing that's usually written more with journalists than actual people in mind, and is very often the most uninspiring section of any band website.

^ Although The Band was always more popular with music journalists and fellow musicians than with the general public, they have remained an admired and influential group.
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^ In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked them #50 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
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.The Band was also featured on the cover of Time Magazine's January 12, 1970 issue.^ Featuring 45 of the band's most beloved tracks, replica instruments, and, for the first time in a video game, three-part harmonies, the game is a Beatles lovers dream.
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^ Additionally, in Billboard magazine's issue celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Hot 100 Song & Artist chart of their all time Top 100 artists.

^ In Billboard Magazine's recent list of Top 100 artists of all time, Chicago came in at #13, the highest charting American band.

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.A critical and commercial triumph, The Band, along with works by The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, established a musical template (sometimes dubbed country rock) that later would be taken to even greater levels of commercial success by such artists as the Eagles.^ Sadly, eight years of hard work and critical acclaim but little return in terms of commercial success inevitably takes its toll and a group decision was made to finally lay the band to rest.
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^ For about six years, from 1968 through 1975, the Band was one of the most popular and influential rock groups in the world, their music embraced by critics (and, to a somewhat lesser degree, the public) as seriously as the music of {...
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^ Besides playing all of the best California songs, the band also can play a Beach Boys Tribute Show and a Jimmy Buffett Tribute show, along with some California Surf Music, Some California Beach Music, The Eagles, Jackson Browne, and more.

.Both Big Pink and The Band also influenced their musical contemporaries, with both Eric Clapton and George Harrison citing the Band as a major influence on their musical direction in the late 1960s and early 70s.^ They recorded two of the most acclaimed albums of the late 1960s; their 1968 debut Music from Big Pink (featuring the single "The Weight") and 1969's The Band.
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^ When this band reorganized, Leon"s younger brother, Michael, joined as bass player -- obviously, with the same early influences and love of music.
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^ Don"s early interest in music started with the big band sound and "Country and Western" music.
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Indeed, Clapton later revealed that he had wanted to join the group.[24]

Stage Fright, Cahoots, and Northern Lights - Southern Cross

.Following their second album, the Band embarked on their first tour as a headlining act.^ The tour is the band's first extensive headlining tour since 2003.
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^ A succession of albums and tours followed and The Band, now a firm fixture in the rock aristocracy, played virtually every major festival from Woodstock to Watkins Glen.
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^ The album, the ninth in the band's illustrious career and its first in 6 years, has band leader Chrissie Hynde collaborating with a new group of musicians.
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.The resulting anxiety from fame and its hang-ups was especially evidenced by the group as its songs turned to darker themes of fear and alienation: the influence on their next work is self-explanatory.^ The next song began, which turned out to be Everlong, and Roxas turned back to his friends, wondering what that redhead, Axel, had said.
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^ The burnout from the fame caused the bizarre result that Richard Manuel admitted that he had no more songs to pen left in him.
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^ Best wishes to you and the group - keep up the great work!
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.Stage Fright (1970) was engineered by musician/engineer/producer Todd Rundgren and recorded on a stage in Woodstock, New York, but the fraying of the group's once-fabled unity was beginning to show.^ Amusingly, the engineer was a young Todd Rundgren .
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^ Dubbed "The Band" by their record company (a name derived from how they were referred to during their tenure with Dylan), the group left Woodstock, New York to begin recording in their own material.
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^ The resultant live recordings that winter at the New York Academy of Music would become the double LP, Rock of Ages .
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.Similar to the previous record, The Band or sometimes called The Brown Album, Robertson takes on the majority of the songwriting.^ A succession of albums and tours followed and The Band, now a firm fixture in the rock aristocracy, played virtually every major festival from Woodstock to Watkins Glen.
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^ Break Up The Concrete's 11 songs were recorded in 12 days making for an album both gritty and immediate which recalls the band's earliest days.
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^ A day later GSU's Band Staff got a call from the NCAA requesting permission to fly up one of the bands drum majors to cast a mold of the actual statue.
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.However, the trademark vocal style of the Band's three lead singers was much less prominent on this work.^ The Landsharks' lead singer, Gary Roland still has a vacation condo in Vero Beach and the Band plays and also stays in Vero often.

^ As lead singer, bassist and acoustic guitar player for The Band, and as a solo artist, his contributions have been substantial.
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^ Vocals now offer three playable parts, a first for the series, including one lead and two harmonies.
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.After recording Stage Fright, the Band was among the acts participating in the Festival Express, an all-star rock concert tour of Canada by train that also included Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead.^ The concert, which featured an unprecedented all-star lineup to which The Band graciously played back-up, was documented in Martin Scorsese’s much lauded film, The Last Waltz, regarded by many as the finest concert film of all time.
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^ The group did play one major show that year, at the race track at Watkins Glen, NY, before the largest audience ever assembled for a rock concert -- it was a demonstration of their place in the rock pantheon that the Band was booked alongside the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band.
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^ A succession of albums and tours followed and The Band, now a firm fixture in the rock aristocracy, played virtually every major festival from Woodstock to Watkins Glen.
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In the concert documentary film, released in 2003, Danko can be seen intoxicated participating in a drunken jam session with Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Joplin while singing "Ain't No More Cane."
.At about this time, Robertson began exerting greater control over the Band.^ With the march time clocked at about two hours, the Marian band will likely play those same five songs more than 20 times.
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^ Meanwhile, the crowd noise is deafening and the Band seems sloppier and more out-of-control than ever, with Robertson even taking a couple of convoluted, but unenlightening solos ("Henry"; "Time To Kill," from Stage Fright).
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^ Members will dedicate a greater portion of their game-time in The Band-supported game to play with and support other Band Members, as defined in policies.
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This has become a point of antipathy, especially between Helm and Robertson. .Helm charges Robertson with authoritarianism and greed, while Robertson suggests his increased efforts in guiding the group were due largely to some of the other members being unreliable.^ Around that same time, Bob Dylan recruited Helm and Robertson for two performances, then the entire group for his U.S. tour in 1965 and world tour in 1966.
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^ The other members of the group reunited at various times -- in 1983, four members of the Band, with Robertson replaced by Earl Cate of the Cate Brothers on guitar, reunited for a tour that yielded a full-length concert video and a healthy audience response.
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^ Upon leaving Hawkins in 1964 they were known as "The Levon Helm Sextet" with the sixth member being sax player Jerry Penfound.
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.In particular, Robertson insists he did his best to coax Manuel into writing or co-writing more songs, only to see Manuel's talents overtaken by addiction.^ You've got to decide whether a band that knows your favorite songs, plays their hearts out and turns every night into a party will be more fun to see than a re-run of Saturday Night Live.
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^ We Can Talk R. Manuel This song reveals more of the Band's humour that was refreshingly quaint in a tune that has several choruses and time changes.
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^ The burnout from the fame caused the bizarre result that Richard Manuel admitted that he had no more songs to pen left in him.
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.Despite mounting problems between the musicians, the Band forged ahead with their next album, Cahoots (1971).^ The album, the ninth in the band's illustrious career and its first in 6 years, has band leader Chrissie Hynde collaborating with a new group of musicians.
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^ Whereas The Band had sounded fresh and intuitive, Cahoots (1971) was laboured and didactic.
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^ Backing up Hynde on the album is a band that has no problems conjuring the true spirit of rock’s earliest days.
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.Cahoots included tunes such as Bob Dylan's "When I Paint My Masterpiece," "4% Pantomime" (with Van Morrison), and "Life Is A Carnival," the last featuring a horn arrangement from Allen Toussaint.^ Allen Toussaint arranged the parts for an outside horn section that appears on a few songs like "Volcano," and Van Morrison co-authored and guested on "4% Pantomime."
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^ The heavy hitters are Neil Young ("Helpless"), Joni Mitchell ("Coyote"), Muddy Waters ("Mannish Boy"), Bob Dylan (a long, self-indulgent medley), and Van Morrison ("Tura-Lura-Lural").
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^ Life Is a Carnival This brightest spot of this album is where they returned to their Hawk's roots with the full horn section.
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.Toussaint's contribution was a critical addition to the Band's next project.^ Guy has a teaching degree from UCO and in addition to the band, he owns a recording studio where he creates mostly custom projects through the week.
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.One of their most notable later albums is the live recording Rock of Ages (1972), recorded at a 1971/1972 New Year's Eve concert and featuring the line-up, bolstered by the addition of a horn section, in exuberant form.^ (JA) Rock Of Ages (1972) A tightly performed live double album recorded on New Year's Eve 1971, this was the group's last gold record.
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^ In addition to the "Trio Album," Rick and The Band recorded their first studio album in 17 years, the acclaimed Jericho (Pyramid), which featured a rootsy rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s "Atlantic City," and several original compositions.
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^ With their no formula approach to music making, a shared interest in film and art and a desire to push the envelope in terms of their music and live performance, the group continued to puzzle and delight with the release of their debut album, an album which despite the bands own misgivings was hailed by critics as one of the years most important releases.
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.The horn arrangements were written by Allen Toussaint.^ Allen Toussaint arranged the parts for an outside horn section that appears on a few songs like "Volcano," and Van Morrison co-authored and guested on "4% Pantomime."
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^ Allen could just write the horn arrangements on paper -- without an instrument -- just from listening to tapes.
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^ They brought in an Allen Toussaint scored horn section, but Robertson was not ever happy with what he perceived as Capitol's equalizing for volume brittleness.
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Bob Dylan appeared on stage for the concert's final four songs, including a version of the rare song "When I Paint My Masterpiece".
.In 1973, the Band released Moondog Matinee, an album of cover songs.^ After a mostly lost year in 1972, when Manuel’s alcoholism became chronic, they trod water with Moondog Matinee (1973), an album of fine cover versions, then hitched their wagon once again to Dylan for the highly successful tour that produced Before the Flood (1974).
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^ Helm, Hudson, and Danko, who moved back to Woodstock, continued to operate as the Band and released three indifferent albums in the 1990s.
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^ Break Up The Concrete's 11 songs were recorded in 12 days making for an album both gritty and immediate which recalls the band's earliest days.
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.There was no tour in support of the album, which garnered mixed reviews.^ There are no reviews posted yet.
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.However, they did open for the Grateful Dead for two summer shows at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, New Jersey.^ They've scheduled two shows this weekend without a cover charge.
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^ They did have two notable residencies which linger even after all these years.

^ The van is moving eastward this week to shows in New York, Jersey and Pennsylvania.
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.They also played at the legendary Summer Jam at Watkins Glen.^ A succession of albums and tours followed and The Band, now a firm fixture in the rock aristocracy, played virtually every major festival from Woodstock to Watkins Glen.
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.This massive concert took place at the Grand Prix Raceway outside Watkins Glen, New York on July 28, 1973. The festival, which was attended by over 600,000 music fans, also featured the Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers Band.^ They recorded two of the most acclaimed albums of the late 1960s; their 1968 debut Music from Big Pink (featuring the single "The Weight") and 1969's The Band.
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^ The group did play one major show that year, at the race track at Watkins Glen, NY, before the largest audience ever assembled for a rock concert -- it was a demonstration of their place in the rock pantheon that the Band was booked alongside the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band.
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^ A succession of albums and tours followed and The Band, now a firm fixture in the rock aristocracy, played virtually every major festival from Woodstock to Watkins Glen.
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.Next, the Band reunited with Dylan, first in recording Dylan's album Planet Waves, released in January 1974, and then for the Bob Dylan and The Band 1974 Tour, which played 40 shows in North America during January and February 1974. Later that year, the live album Before the Flood was released, documenting the tour.^ He has played with a number of local bands over the years.
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^ The Band was reunited with Bob Dylan live for a tour in early 1974 and in the studio for his release in that year of the Planet Waves album.
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^ Jubilation, The Band’s third album in five years, was released on River North Records in September, 1998.
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.In 1975, The Band released Northern Lights - Southern Cross, their first album of all-new material since 1971's Cahoots.^ Another album, Northern Lights -- Southern Cross released in late 1975, was a major comeback and restored some of the group's reputation as a cutting-edge ensemble, even encompassing elements of synthesizer music into its writing and production.
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^ Our last album was released close to four years ago and this new album, because albums are the benchmarks of a band’s history, is responsible for gathering all the experiences since then and, somehow, defining the band through these songs and under this title, The Oranges Band Are Invisible.

^ Another album, Northern Lights — Southern Cross released in late 1975, was a major comeback and restored some of the group's reputation as a cutting-edge ensemble, even encompassing elements of synthesizer music into its writing and production.
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.All eight songs were written exclusively by Robertson.^ All songs written by Roman Kuebler.

^ These songs were all written by Robbie Robertson, and they show the groups' desire toward gutsy Rhythm and Blues treatments such as would be by the Staple Singers, even though filtered by other roots.
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.Despite poor record sales (due to the elongated period of inactivity by the band) the album is favored by critics and fans alike.^ The band continued to record steadily, maintained a loyal fan base, and eventually began to receive their due as Southern rock pioneers.
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^ The seventies were the bands' best years in terms of sales with seven gold albums and three platinum, Searching For a Rainbow , Carolina Dreams and their Greatest Hits album.
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^ They recorded two of the most acclaimed albums of the late 1960's, their 1968 debut Music from Big Pink, which featured the single "The Weight" and 1969's "The Band."
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Levon Helm regards this album highly in his book, This Wheel's on Fire: "It was the best album we had done since The Band." Highlights from the album included the Helm sung New Orleans sounding "Ophelia" and Rick Danko's emotionally driven vocal on "It Makes no Difference," both of which were performed live in The Last Waltz. .Another notable song from the album was the epic story "Acadian Driftwood" which was also performed at the Last Waltz, but not included in the movie.^ Emmylou Harris sat in with " Evangeline ," and the Staple Singers added their voices to "The Last Waltz Theme" and another, "The Weight."
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^ After The Last Waltz, Rick, who needed music as much as it needed him, continued to perform and record.
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^ I've loved the albums that the show has produced—including last year's debut from Day 26, Diddy's protege R&B boy band.
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The album also produced more experimentation from Hudson switching to synthesizers, heavily showcased on "Jupiter Hollow."

The Last Waltz

Helm with The Band, at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium 1976
By 1976, Robertson was weary of touring. .After having to cancel some tour dates due to Manuel suffering a severe neck injury in a boating accident in Texas, Robertson urged the Band to retire from touring with a massive Thanksgiving Day concert on November 25, at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, California.^ In 1976, on Thanksgiving Day, The Band officially called it quits with a farewell concert at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom.
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^ Sidebar: San Francisco ballrooms Citations .
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^ Staged on Thanksgiving Day (November 25), 1976, this “Band and friends” finale was immortalized by Martin Scorsese ’s film The Last Waltz (1978), with guest appearances by Dylan, Neil Young , and others.
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[25] The concert featured a horn section with arrangements by Allen Toussaint, and a stellar list of guests, including Hawkins, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Dr. John, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Ronnie Wood, Paul Butterfield, and Neil Diamond.
.The concert was filmed by director Martin Scorsese, and was subsequently combined with interviews, as well as separately-recorded soundstage performances with country singer Emmylou Harris ("Evangeline") and gospel-soul group The Staple Singers ("The Weight").^ The concert, which featured an unprecedented all-star lineup to which The Band graciously played back-up, was documented in Martin Scorsese’s much lauded film, The Last Waltz, regarded by many as the finest concert film of all time.
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^ Emmylou Harris sat in with " Evangeline ," and the Staple Singers added their voices to "The Last Waltz Theme" and another, "The Weight."
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^ (JA) Rock Of Ages (1972) A tightly performed live double album recorded on New Year's Eve 1971, this was the group's last gold record.
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.Released in 1978, the concert film-documentary was accompanied by a triple-LP soundtrack.^ ET) -- The film version of The Last Waltz, Martin Scorsese s documentary of the Band s star-studded farewell concert, will turn 25 in style this year.
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^ The 1976 concert recorded here was one of the most famous ever - it was even filmed and given a big-screen release.
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Post-Waltz

.Because of contractual obligations, The Band released one more album after recording the Last Waltz, although it was released before the Last Waltz film and soundtrack.^ They had one more album for Capitol contractually, however.
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^ The concert, which featured an unprecedented all-star lineup to which The Band graciously played back-up, was documented in Martin Scorsese’s much lauded film, The Last Waltz, regarded by many as the finest concert film of all time.
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^ Billboard Magazine positioned the band at #13 on their Hot 100 chart’s All-Time Top 100 – a byproduct of having sold more than 100,000,000 records and having earned 20 Top hits, 5 Number One albums, 5 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles.

.1977's Islands was the last with The Band's classic lineup.^ After this required album Islands release on Capitol, The Last Waltz on Warner Brothers was finally released April 1978; and the Band at this time planned to be an exclusively studio group.
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It contained a mix of originals and covers.

Reunions

.In 1983, the Band reformed and recommenced touring, though without Robertson.^ The other members of the group reunited at various times -- in 1983, four members of the Band, with Robertson replaced by Earl Cate of the Cate Brothers on guitar, reunited for a tour that yielded a full-length concert video and a healthy audience response.
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^ But without Robertson, the Band has devolved into a calculated nostalgia act.
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^ After Robertson quit the Band and thereby put it to a halt in 1976, the remaining members slowly reassembled, and by 1983 were making live appearances.
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.Several different musicians were recruited to replace Robertson and to fill out the group.^ Around that same time, Bob Dylan recruited Helm and Robertson for two performances, then the entire group for his U.S. tour in 1965 and world tour in 1966.
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.The reunited Band was generally well-received, but found themselves playing in smaller venues than during the peak of their popularity.^ With the march time clocked at about two hours, the Marian band will likely play those same five songs more than 20 times.
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^ The band can play all of your favorite Key West style songs as well as The Landsharks HUGE SONG LIST! .

^ "It's really about a new way to play with the Beatles' music than it is a new 'Rock Band' game," DeGooyer says with quiet humility.
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.While the reunited Band was touring, on March 4, 1986, Manuel committed suicide in his Florida motel room.^ "Making the Band 4": The Tour kicks off May 18 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
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^ The Band was reunited with Bob Dylan live for a tour in early 1974 and in the studio for his release in that year of the Planet Waves album.
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It was revealed later that he had suffered for many years from chronic alcoholism. According to Levon Helm's autobiography, in the later stages of his illness, Manuel was consuming eight bottles of Grand Marnier per day.
The band participated in former Pink Floyd leader Roger Waters' The Wall Live in Berlin concert in 1990, and in Bob Dylan's 30th anniversary concert celebration in New York City in October 1992. The group was the opening band for the final Grateful Dead shows at Soldier Field, in Chicago, Illinois in July 1995.
.Richard Manuel's position as pianist was filled first by old friend Stan Szelest (who passed away not long after), then by Richard Bell.^ Bob Bogle passed away in Vancouver, WA on June 14th, 2009 after a long and courageous battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
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^ "Who cares who was the first to hang a 'kick me' sign on his friend's back or tell him his shoe's untied.
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.(Bell played with Ronnie Hawkins after the departure of the original Hawks, and was best known from his days as a member of Janis Joplin's Full Tilt Boogie Band.^ "Chicago's Steepwater Band has been playing a blend of blues, boogie, and psychedelia around the world since 1998, progressing from basic blues to an original sound that incorporates more songwriting and classic rock influences.
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^ Imagine if you could see members of all the best Chicago bands on one stage in one night.
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^ The video (see below) features members from Sean "Diddy" Combs' Making the Band group Day 26.
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) The reformed group recorded Jericho in 1993 with much of the songwriting being handled outside the group. .Two more post-reunion efforts followed, High on the Hog and Jubilation, the latter including guest appearances from Eric Clapton and John Hiatt.^ High on the Hog followed in 1996 and two years later, they celebrated their 30th anniversary with Jubilation.
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^ The boys Will be Working all Weekend with two more Aquatic Appearances planned just Feet From the Fox River.
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^ High on the Hog followed in 1996 and two years later, they celebrated their 30th anniversary with Jubilation .
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.The Juno Awards of 1989 hosted a special reunion of several band members when The Band was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.^ Brian is a member of the USOC Hall of Fame.

^ Since several band members were usually on the grid squad, interesting situations frequently developed.
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^ With millions of albums sold and their place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame solidified, the Pretenders are a special band with a special place in history.
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.This was also the year that Robbie Robertson won 3 awards for his self titled album.^ Formed in 1969 in Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire's 39-year history resulted in millions of albums sold worldwide and distinguished awards and accolades.

^ Formed in 1969 in Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire\'s 39-year history resulted in millions of albums sold worldwide and distinguished awards and accolades.

.With Canadian country rock superstars Blue Rodeo as a back-up band, Music Express called the 1989 Juno appearance with Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, and Garth Hudson a symbolic "passing of the torch" from The Band to Blue Rodeo.^ Heather Allen posted at 7:05am on October 30, 2009 Robbie Robertson and Levon Helm are the unsung heroes of rock and roll.
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^ Wanda: Shelli comes back on Making the Band; spoilers about who hooks up on Temptation Island.
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^ The group's history dates back to 1958, just about the time that the formative Beatles gave up skiffle for rock & roll.
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.In 1994 Robertson appeared with Danko and Hudson as The Band for the second time since the original group broke up.^ The other members of the group reunited at various times -- in 1983, four members of the Band, with Robertson replaced by Earl Cate of the Cate Brothers on guitar, reunited for a tour that yielded a full-length concert video and a healthy audience response.
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^ The group's history dates back to 1958, just about the time that the formative Beatles gave up skiffle for rock & roll.
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^ NY - By October, Aubrey O'Day and D. Woods were out of Danity Kane, leaving the fate of "Making the Band" up in the air (though it's since been announced more ...
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.The occasion was the induction of The Band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.^ From 1959 through 1963, Ronnie Hawkins & the Hawks were one of the hottest rock & roll bands on the circuit, a special honor during a time in which rock & roll was supposedly dead.
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^ Chicago on A&Es Private Sessions - April 12 - April 11, 2009 Sunday, April 12th at 9 am - Only on A&E’s PRIVATE SESSIONS - the legendary rock ’n’ roll band with horns is back with The Best of Chicago.

^ Y e p they made it all into the best version of Rock and roll I've ever heard.
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Helm, who has feuded with Robertson for years over accusations of stolen songwriting credits, did not attend.[26]
.On 10 December 1999 another member was lost when Rick Danko died in his sleep at age 56. He had been a long-time drug user.^ Danko died last December 10, at the age of 56.
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^ ET) - Rick Danko, singer, songwriter and bassist for The Band, died early this morning at the age of 56, just weeks shy of his 57th birthday.
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^ The death of Rick Danko in his sleep at his home in Woodstock on December 10, 1999, the day after his 56th birthday, seemed to call an end to future activities by any version of the Band.
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In 1997 he had been found guilty of trying to smuggle heroin into Japan. He told the presiding judge that he had begun using the drug (together with prescription morphine) to fight life-long pain resulting from a 1968 auto accident. No drugs were found in his system at the time of his death. .Following the death of Rick Danko, The Band broke up for good.^ Saturday the band will follow that same highway East and with a few twists and turns wind up in Norridge at Divine Savior's Family Summerfest .
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On 15 June 2007, The Band's late-period keyboardist Richard Bell died from multiple myeloma.
Although The Band received The Grammy Award's Lifetime Achievement Award on February 9, 2008, there was no reunion of all three living members, as Levon Helm held a "Midnight Ramble" in honor of the event in Woodstock, NY. [27]

Members' other endeavors

.All of The Band's members remained active in music to one degree or another.^ The members of "The Band" first formed as they joined rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins' backing group, "The Hawks," one by one between 1958 and 1963.
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^ Although "The Band" was always more popular with music journalists and fellow musicians than with the public, they have remained an admired and influential group.
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^ For about six years, from 1968 through 1975, the Band was one of the most popular and influential rock groups in the world, their music embraced by critics (and, to a somewhat lesser degree, the public) as seriously as the music of {...
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Robertson became a music producer and wrote movie soundtracks (including acting as music supervisor for several of Scorsese's films) before a highly praised comeback with a Daniel Lanois produced, eponymous solo album in 1987. He released a second solo album, Storyville, in 1991.
Helm received many plaudits for his acting debut in Coal Miner's Daughter, a biographical film about Loretta Lynn, and for his narration and small supporting role opposite Sam Shepard in 1983's The Right Stuff.
.In 2007 Helm released a new album, an homage to his southern roots called Dirt Farmer, which was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album on February 9, 2008. Electric Dirt followed in 2009 which also won a Grammy Award.^ Shangri-la Music took the unprecedented step of giving a new MP3 download per week leading up to the release of the vinyl album.
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^ Best-selling author Stephen King calls Break Up The Concrete his #1 album of the year!
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^ All broadcasters are required to broadcast their traditional analog signal until February 2009.

.Helm regularly performs concerts at his barn in Woodstock, New York.^ The finale of the reality TV series “Making the Band 3” is set to end with Sean “P. Diddy” Combs emceeing a New York concert for the winners.
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^ The bands will perform live from the historic Intrepid, a World War II-era aircraft carrier now located in New York City.

^ Robertson and Helm played behind Dylan at his Forest Hills concert in New York in 1965 (a bootleg tape of which survives, and can be heard), and he ultimately signed up the entire group.
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In 1984, Rick Danko joined members of the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers and others in the huge touring company that made up "The Byrds Twenty-Year Celebration." Several members of the band performed solo songs to start the show including Danko who performed "Mystery Train". Danko also released a number of solo albums.
.Hudson has released two acclaimed solo CDs, The Sea To The North in 2001, and LIVE at the WOLF in 2005, both featuring his wife, Maud, on vocals.^ Each band will perform a full set, and the two bands will come together both at the beginning of the night and for a final set that features both bands onstage together.

^ Each band will perform a full set, and the two bands will come together at the beginning and the finale featuring both bands onstage together.

He has also kept busy as an in-demand studio musician. He is featured extensively on recordings of Country/Indie start Neko Case. Hudson contributed an original electronic score to an off-Broadway production of Dragon Slayers, written by Stanley Keyes and directed by Brad Mays in 1985 at the Union Square Theatre in NYC.

Influence

.The Band has influenced countless bands, songwriters, and performers, from the Grateful Dead and The Beatles to Eric Clapton and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.^ I'm still definitely growing as a songwriter and electronic musician (I didn't do much of the songwriting in my old band) so it's still pretty rough and I'd like to know what to do to improve.
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^ Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young .
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[28] .The album Music from Big Pink, in particular, is credited with contributing to Clapton's decision to leave the super group Cream.^ They recorded two of the most acclaimed albums of the late 1960's, their 1968 debut Music from Big Pink, which featured the single "The Weight" and 1969's "The Band."
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^ Music From Big Pink , which featured a painting by Bob Dylan on its cover, began selling — slowly at first and then better — and the group played a few select shows.
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^ Levon Helm returned the fold, and the result was Music From Big Pink , an indirect outgrowth of the Basement Tapes.
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.In his appearance with the Band during the Last Waltz, Clapton announced that in 1968 he'd heard the album, "and it had changed my life", he said.^ This was the Jugband that changed my life.

^ "This sure feels like the longest day of my life," said Frank D., regarding the rushed atmosphere of StingRay Homebase.
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^ This relationship lasted throughout the life of this version of the Cornell Hurd Band.

.Its influence includes The Beatles' production of their back-to-basics album Let It Be, and Fairport Convention's recording of Liege & Lief, an album that established British folk rock as a distinct genre.^ Record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles.

^ Backing up Hynde on the album is a band that has no problems conjuring the true spirit of rock’s earliest days.
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[29] .Meanwhile, the Big Pink song "The Weight" has been covered numerous times, and in various musical styles.^ Music From Big Pink , which featured a painting by Bob Dylan on its cover, began selling — slowly at first and then better — and the group played a few select shows.
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^ Levon Helm returned the fold, and the result was Music From Big Pink , an indirect outgrowth of the Basement Tapes.
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^ The Landsharks play a wide variety of musical styles and have a very Large Song list.  The Land sharks can play music from the 50's 60's.

.In the nineties, a new generation of bands influenced by The Band began to gain popularity, including Counting Crows and The Black Crowes.^ Marc’s work with the Black Crowes, Ben Harper, and Booker T has made him one of the most celebrated guitarists of his generation.
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^ Landsharks Band is also used as Art Festival Entertainment.  They have entertained at Art Festivals in New Mexico, California, Florida, Arizona, and Colorado.  The Band has also performed at wine festivals in California including wine festivals in Napa Valley, California.

^ There will be a large dance area, a generous menu, drinks are included and the band will play all your favorites.
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Counting Crows indicated this influence with their tribute to the late Richard Manuel, "If I Could Give All My Love (Richard Manuel Is Dead)" from their album Hard Candy. .The Black Crowes frequently cover Band songs during live performances, such as "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down", which appears on their DVD Freak 'n' Roll into the Fog.^ Song after song, the band continued to perform as though they were on stage.
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^ Dubbed "The Band" by their record company, the name was believed to have resulted from what they were most commonly called during their time with Dylan.
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^ A pair of songs, "Up on Cripple Creek" and "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down," captured the public imagination, the former getting them onto The Ed Sullivan Show in an appearance that's fascinating to watch on the official Ed Sullivan video release; the host comes out to embrace and congratulate them, obviously thrilled after the psychedelic and hard rock acts that he usually booked, to see a group whose words and music he understood.
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.Chicago's Umphrey's McGee has covered both "Ophelia" and "Don't Do It". Both were covered for the first time at their New Year's Eve concert from 2004, Wrapped Around Chicago.^ A live performance featuring musicians from the Songs Around The World videos sharing a stage for the very first time.
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^ The first person who steps foot through your door after the New Year, sets the tone for the household's entire year.
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^ The album, the ninth in the band's illustrious career and its first in 6 years, has band leader Chrissie Hynde collaborating with a new group of musicians.
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"Ophelia" appears on that release. They have also covered "The Weight" twice with Huey Lewis on vocals.
.Southern-based "jam band" Widespread Panic has covered "Ophelia" consistently from 1987 to 2007, and in 2006 they began covering "Chest Fever" as well.^ "Chest Fever" intro) and then the Band cranked it out and up, never to be forgotten.
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^ The song began, and somehow, they managed to play it incredibly well.
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In 2004 southern rock-revivalists Drive-By Truckers released the track "Danko/Manuel" on the album The Dirty South. .My Morning Jacket's southern rock/alt-country sound is often compared to the Band.^ This annual event takes place on August 22 and brings in bands from around the country for one of the sweetest grassroots rock music fests around.
  • The Steepwater Band ~ News, Tour Dates, Tunes and Merch! 20 January 2010 15:37 UTC www.steepwater.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The band  has a wide range of sound equipment, from very large to very small and can often travel to a wedding with minimal equipment.

^ It came to me on the morning of my second day of rock climbing.

.In January 2007, a tribute album, entitled Endless Highway: The Music of The Band, was released which included contributions by My Morning Jacket, Death Cab for Cutie, Gomez, Guster, Bruce Hornsby, Jack Johnson and ALO, Leanne Womack, The Allman Brothers Band, Blues Traveler, Jakob Dylan, and Rosanne Cash, amongst others.^ Hollywobble on Is there a website that I can put my band’s music on for people to download for free?

^ Information for Bands Is there a website that I can put my band’s music on for people to download for free?

^ Chicago is the recipient of the Grammy and multiple American Music Awards and is the first band to chart Top 40 Albums in 5 decades.

Discography

The Band Time Line
1967–1976
1976–1983
Band Split
1983–1985
with
  • Earl Cate  – guitar
  • Ron Eoff – bass
  • Terry Cagle – drums
  • Earnie Cate – keyboards
1985–1986
1986–1989
1989–1990
1990–1991
1991–1992
1992–1999

Studio albums

Year Album Chart Positions RIAA
CAN US
1968 Music from Big Pink 18 30 Gold
1969 The Band 2 9 Platinum
1970 Stage Fright 6 5 Gold
1971 Cahoots 15 21
1973 Moondog Matinee 19 28
1975 Northern Lights – Southern Cross 27 26
1977 Islands 64
1993 Jericho 50 166
1996 High on the Hog
1998 Jubilation

Live albums

Year Album Chart Positions RIAA
CAN US
1972 Rock of Ages 4 6 Gold
1995 Live at Watkins Glen

Soundtracks

Year Album Chart Positions CRIA
CAN US
1978 The Last Waltz 13 16 Gold
2002 The Last Waltz (box set)

Compilations

Year Album Chart Positions RIAA
CAN US
1976 The Best of The Band 35 51 Gold
1978 Anthology
1989 To Kingdom Come: The Definitive Collection
1994 Across the Great Divide (box set)
1999 The Best of The Band, Vol. II
2000 Greatest Hits
2005 A Musical History (box set)

Collaborations with Bob Dylan

Year Album Chart Positions RIAA
CAN US
1974 Planet Waves 1 1 Gold
Before the Flood 5 3 Platinum
1975 The Basement Tapes 15 7 Gold
1998 The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan
Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert
50 31 Gold

Singles

Year Single Chart Positions Album
CAN CAN AC CAN Country US
1968 "The Weight" 35 63 Music from Big Pink
1969 "Up on Cripple Creek" 10 25 The Band
1970 "Rag Mama Rag" 46 57
"Time to Kill" 45 77 Stage Fright
1971 "Life Is a Carnival" 25 72 Cahoots
1972 "Don't Do It" 11 34 Rock of Ages
1973 "Ain't Got No Home" 35 73 Moondog Matinee
1974 "Most Likely You Go Your Way
(And I'll Go Mine)
" (with Bob Dylan)
43 66 Before the Flood
1976 "Ophelia" 62 Northern Lights – Southern Cross
1993 "Remedy" 14 27 71 Jericho
1994 "Atlantic City" 37

See also

References

.
  • Across the Great Divide: The Band and America by Barney Hoskyns (ISBN 1-56282-836-3)
  • The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia by Michael Gray (ISBN 0-8264-6933-7)
  • Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes by Greil Marcus (ISBN 0-8050-5842-7)
  • This Wheel's on Fire by Levon Helm with Stephen Davis (ISBN 1-55652-405-6)
  • "The Band" by Kevin J. Bochynski in Popular Musicians edited by Steve Hochman.^ Eric M. P.S. Labels: Bob Dylan , Brand New , Bright Eyes , Conor Oberst , Jesse Lacey , Study Band .

    (ISBN 1-89356-986-0) Salem Press: Pasadena, Calif., 1999. Pages 61–64.

Notes

  1. ^ Gray, 33 and 37
  2. ^ Heylin, Clinton (2003). Behind the Shades Revisited. New York: HarperCollins. pp. 223–260. ISBN 0-06-052569-X. 
  3. ^ Hoskyns, Barney (1993). Across the Great Divide - The Band and America. Hyperion. pp. 144–5. ISBN 1562828363. 
  4. ^ "Canadian Music Hall of Fame: Past Inductees". Canadian Academy of Recording Arts And Sciences (CARAS). http://www.junoawards.ca/vhof/index.php. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  5. ^ "Inductee List". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. http://www.rockhall.com/inductees/inductee-list/. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  6. ^ Williams, Lucinda (April 15, 2004). "The Immortals - The Greatest Artists of All Time: 50) The Band". Issue 946. Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5939240/the_immortals__the_greatest_artists_of_all_time_50_the_band. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  7. ^ "Lifetime Achievement Award". Grammy.com. http://www.grammy.com/Recording_Academy/Awards/Lifetime_Awards/. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  8. ^ Barney Hoskyns - Across the Great Divide: The Band and America
  9. ^ "Andy Gill: Back To The Land". Theband.hiof.no. http://theband.hiof.no/articles/back_to_the_land.html. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  10. ^ Heylin, 173-174
  11. ^ Gray, 292-293
  12. ^ Hoskyns, 85-86
  13. ^ Hoskyns, 94-97
  14. ^ Hoskyns, 104
  15. ^ Gray, 33
  16. ^ Heylin, Clinton (2003). Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.. pp. 237–243. ISBN 0-06-052569-X. 
  17. ^ Sounes, Howard (2001). Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan. New York: Grove Press. pp. 200–207. ISBN 0-0821-1686-8. 
  18. ^ Sounes, 213-215
  19. ^ "Review of Dylan/Hawks, 1966". Theband.hiof.no. 1971-06-03. http://theband.hiof.no/articles/creem_3_71.html. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  20. ^ Unterberger, Richie (1966-05-17). "((( The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert > Overview )))". allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:8fd6vwzua9ik. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  21. ^ Sounes, 216-218
  22. ^ "Big Pink Band To Tour U.S.", Rolling Stone (30): 9, April 5, 1969 .
  23. ^ "TIME Magazine Cover: The Band - Jan. 12, 1970 - Rock - Singers - Music". Time.com. 1970-01-12. http://www.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,19700112,00.html. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  24. ^ "Eric Clapton - Derek and The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted... - Review - Uncut.co.uk". Uncut.co.uk. http://www.uncut.co.uk/music/eric_clapton/reviews/8542. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  25. ^ Fricke, David, November 2001. The Last Waltz liner notes, 2002 CD re-issue, p. 17.
  26. ^ Induction into Rock HoF
  27. ^ http://www2.grammy.com/Recording_Academy/Awards/Lifetime_Awards/
  28. ^ Gray, 36-37
  29. ^ Harris, John (2007-08-03). "There was a manic feeling in the air". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2007/aug/03/folk. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  30. ^ "Soundtracks for The Black Crowes: Freak 'N' Roll... Into the Fog". The Internet Movie Database. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0496245/soundtrack. Retrieved 2009-12-06. 

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The Band
File:Bob Dylan and The Band -
Bob Dylan and The Band touring in Chicago in 1974.
Background information
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Americana, Roots rock, Country rock, Folk rock
Years active 1967–1976, 1983–1999
Labels Capitol Records
Rhino Records
Warner Bros. Records
Associated acts Ronnie Hawkins, Bob Dylan, The Hawks, Canadian Squires
Former members
Levon Helm
Garth Hudson
Rick Danko
Robbie Robertson
Richard Manuel
Stan Szelest
Jim Weider
Randy Ciarlante
Richard Bell

The Band was a rock music band from 1967 to 1976 and again from 1983 to 1999. The original group was made up of four Canadians (Robbie Robertson, Richard Manuel ,Garth Hudson, and Rick Danko) and one American, (Levon Helm).

This band was the subject of the 1978 movie The Last Waltz.

Contents

Discography

The Band Time Line
1967–1976
  • Robbie Robertson – guitar
  • Rick Danko – bass, Violin, vocals
  • Levon Helm – drums, Mandolin, vocals
  • Richard Manuel – keyboards, vocals, drums
  • Garth Hudson – keyboards, saxophone
1976–1983

Band Split

1983–1985
  • Rick Danko – bass, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Levon Helm – drums, vocals
  • Richard Manuel – keyboards, vocals
  • Garth Hudson – keyboards, saxophone

with

  • Earl Cate  – guitar
  • Ron Eoff – bass
  • Terry Cagle – drums
  • Earnie Cate – keyboards
1985–1986
  • Jim Weider – guitar
  • Rick Danko – bass, vocals
  • Levon Helm – drums, vocals
  • Richard Manuel – keyboards, vocals
  • Garth Hudson – keyboards, saxophone
1986–1989
  • Jim Weider – guitar
  • Fred Carter Jr. – guitar
  • Rick Danko – bass, vocals
  • Levon Helm – drums, vocals
  • Garth Hudson – keyboards, saxophone
1989–1990
  • Jim Weider – guitar
  • Rick Danko – bass, vocals
  • Levon Helm – drums, vocals
  • Garth Hudson – keyboards, saxophone
  • Stan Szelest – keyboards
1990–1991
  • Jim Weider – guitar
  • Rick Danko – bass, vocals
  • Randy Ciarlante – bass, drums, vocals
  • Levon Helm – drums, vocals
  • Garth Hudson – keyboards, saxophone
  • Stan Szelest – keyboards
1991–1992
  • Jim Weider – guitar
  • Rick Danko – bass, vocals
  • Randy Ciarlante – bass, drums, vocals
  • Levon Helm – drums, vocals
  • Garth Hudson – keyboards, saxophone
1992–1999
  • Jim Weider – guitar
  • Rick Danko – bass, vocals
  • Randy Ciarlante – bass, drums, vocals
  • Levon Helm – drums, vocals
  • Garth Hudson – keyboards, saxophone
  • Richard Bell – keyboards

Studio albums

Year Album Chart Positions RIAA
CAN US
1968 Music from Big Pink 18 30 Gold
1969 The Band 2 9 Platinum
1970 Stage Fright 6 5 Gold
1971 Cahoots 15 21
1973 Moondog Matinee 19 28
1975 Northern Lights – Southern Cross 27 26
1977 Islands 64
1993 Jericho 50 166
1996 High on the Hog
1998 Jubilation

Live albums

Year Album Chart Positions RIAA
CAN US
1972 Rock of Ages 4 6 Gold
1995 Live at Watkins Glen

Soundtracks

Year Album Chart Positions CRIA
CAN US
1978 The Last Waltz 13 16 Gold
2002 The Last Waltz (box set)

Compilations

Year Album Chart Positions RIAA
CAN US
1976 The Best of The Band 35 51 Gold
1978 Anthology
1989 To Kingdom Come: The Definitive Collection
1994 Across the Great Divide (box set)
1999 The Best of The Band, Vol. II
2000 Greatest Hits
2005 A Musical History (box set)

Collaborations with Bob Dylan

Year Album Chart Positions RIAA
CAN US
1974 Planet Waves 1 1 Gold
Before the Flood 5 3 Platinum
1975 The Basement Tapes 15 7 Gold
1998 The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan
Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert
50 31 Gold

Singles

Year Single Chart Positions Album
CAN CAN AC CAN Country US
1968 "The Weight" 35 63 Music from Big Pink
1969 "Up on Cripple Creek" 10 25 The Band
1970 "Rag Mama Rag" 46 57
"Time to Kill" 45 77 Stage Fright
1971 "Life Is a Carnival" 25 72 Cahoots
1972 "Don't Do It" 11 34 Rock of Ages
1973 "Ain't Got No Home" 35 73 Moondog Matinee
1974 "Most Likely You Go Your Way
(And I'll Go Mine)" (with Bob Dylan)
43 66 Before the Flood
1976 "Ophelia" 62 Northern Lights – Southern Cross
1993 "Remedy" 14 27 71 Jericho
1994 "Atlantic City" 37

References

  • Across the Great Divide: The Band and America by Barney Hoskyns (ISBN 1-56282-836-3)
  • The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia by Michael Gray (ISBN 0-8264-6933-7)
  • Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes by Greil Marcus (ISBN 0-8050-5842-7)
  • This Wheel's on Fire by Levon Helm with Stephen Davis (ISBN 1-55652-405-6)
  • "The Band" by Kevin J. Bochynski in Popular Musicians edited by Steve Hochman. (ISBN 1-89356-986-0) Salem Press: Pasadena, Calif., 1999. Pages 61–64.

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