The Band

The Band

 

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The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in Toronto, Ontario in 1968 by Rick Danko (bass guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophone), Richard Manuel (keyboards, vocals), Robbie Robertson (guitar, vocals), and Levon Helm (drums, vocals). The members of The Band first came together as rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins's backing group, the Hawks, which they joined one by one between 1958 and 1963.

In 1964, they separated from Hawkins, after which they toured and released a few singles as Levon and the Hawks and the Canadian Squires. The next year, Bob Dylan hired them for his U.S. tour in 1965 and world tour in 1966.[1] Following the 1966 tour, the group moved with Dylan to Saugerties, New York, where they made the informal 1967 recordings that became The Basement Tapes, the basis for their 1968 debut album, Music from Big Pink. Because they were always "the band" to various frontmen, Helm said the name "The Band" worked well when the group came into its own.[2][a] The group began performing as The Band in 1968 and went on to release ten studio albums. Dylan continued to collaborate with The Band over the course of their career, including a joint 1974 tour.

The original configuration of The Band ended its touring career in 1976 with an elaborate live ballroom performance featuring numerous musical celebrities. This performance was filmed for Martin Scorsese's 1978 documentary The Last Waltz. The Band resumed touring in 1983 without guitarist Robertson, who had found success with a solo career and as a Hollywood music producer. Following a 1986 show, Manuel committed suicide. The remaining three members continued to tour and record albums with a succession of musicians filling Manuel's and Robertson's roles; the final configuration of the group included Richard Bell (piano), Randy Ciarlante (drums), and Jim Weider (guitar). Danko died of heart failure in 1999, after which the group broke up for good. Helm was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1998 and was unable to sing for several years, but he eventually regained the use of his voice. He continued to perform and released several successful albums until he died in 2012.

The group was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.[4][5] In 2004 Rolling Stone ranked them No. 50 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time,[6] and in 2008 they received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.[7] In 2004, "The Weight" was ranked 41st on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.[8]

In 2014, The Band was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.

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The Music Which Inspired Girl from the North Country
Album
The Music Which Inspired Girl from the North Country is an album by musical artist Bob Dylan, released on January 12, 2018.
Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13 / 1979-1981
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Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol.
Every Grain of Sand
Song
Every Grain of Sand is a song by musical artist Bob Dylan, released on October 19, 2017.
Making a Liar Out of Me
Song
Making a Liar Out of Me is a song by musical artist Bob Dylan, released on October 13, 2017.

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Popular Albums86

Album Appearances & References14

Popular Songs32

Popular Live Albums2

Live Album Appearances & References3

Song Appearances & References20

Films3

Soundtrack Film Appearances1

Minor Film Appearances & References4

TV Shows1

Collaborators & Influencers21

Other Music-Related Relationships43

Awards & Nominations4

Events4

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Band Members10

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles6

5 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Starting My Music Career: With K Sos From The Band, The Hoy Polloy
  –  February 2, 2018
Music has been my whole life. Started playing in Sonny LaRosa’s Youngest American Jazz Band at 9 years old ... Have released 3 EP’s and 1 Full Length album with the Band. Two tours. One tour up the East Coast, and most recently a 14,000 mile 52 ...
Pendulum Member Decides To Leave The Band
  –  February 5, 2018
Thanks for the journey, all the best mate” It hasn’t been made clear why he is leaving the band or what he plans on doing next but hopefully he continues to make great music. Pendulum does not have any tour dates scheduled as of now so were not sure ...
5 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Starting My Music Career: With K Sos From The Band, The Hoy Polloy
  –  February 2, 2018
Music has been my whole life. Started playing in Sonny LaRosa’s Youngest American Jazz Band at 9 years old. Started writing my own songs at 13. Recorded my first album at 15/16. Was a solo artist up until 2008, when I joined four man hip hop group The N ...
‘We’re always evolving, but it sounds like us’: The Killers’ drummer breaks down the band before Utah tour stop
  –  February 2, 2018
He knew the history of the band, he knew that we were a rock ’n’ roll band ... The Killers have always had an underlying core component of emotion and sensitivity in their music. Vannucci cited the track “Some Kind of Love” as an example of ...
Oliver Wood On Wood Brothers' Tour, New Album "One Drop Of Truth"
  –  January 22, 2018
It covers in stark detail Robertson’s upbringing on a reservation, his time backing Ronnie Hawkins in the Hawks, and the monumental music he made with Bob Dylan and The Band ... as an important stop for the rock group. Lead singer Eddie Vedder is ...
Beatles icon Sir Paul McCartney: The future of music is in danger
  –  January 12, 2018
"If we don't support music at this level, then the future of music in general is in danger." Image: Chrissie Hynde says the UK risks losing its 'unique creative output' Hynde, a founding member of rock group The ... also hosted Bob Dylan, was demolished ...

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