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29th Jul '16 9:53:44 AM Mdumas43073
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It seemed that the plan was then for The Band to keep making records as a studio-only outfit, a la Music/TheBeatles in the late '60s. (Even before ''The Last Waltz'' the Band had released ''Islands'', a collection of B-sides and leftovers meant to get them out of a record contract.) However, for various reasons -- including the aforementioned intra-band fallout over ''The Last Waltz'' -- this didn't happen, and after 1978 the original lineup never played together again. Robertson never returned to the group, instead releasing a few solo albums (his song "Broken Arrow" became a big hit for Music/RodStewart) but spending most of the rest of his career as a film soundtrack composer, including a long professional relationship with Martin Scorsese as music composer and arranger for Scorsese's films.

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It seemed that the plan was then for The Band to keep making records as a studio-only outfit, a la Music/TheBeatles in the late '60s. (Even before ''The Last Waltz'' the Band had (In 1977 they released ''Islands'', a collection of B-sides and leftovers meant to get them out of a record contract.) However, for various reasons -- including the aforementioned intra-band fallout over ''The Last Waltz'' -- this didn't happen, and after 1978 the original lineup never played together again. Robertson never returned to the group, instead releasing a few solo albums (his song "Broken Arrow" became a big hit for Music/RodStewart) but spending most of the rest of his career as a film soundtrack composer, including a long professional relationship with Martin Scorsese as music composer and arranger for Scorsese's films.
29th Jul '16 9:51:26 AM Mdumas43073
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The Band re-formed in 1983 with Jim Weider on guitar in place of Robertson. However, seven years out of the public eye (and possibly Robertson's absence) led to the group playing considerably smaller venues than they had in their glory days. In March of 1986 Richard Manuel hanged himself in his hotel room after The Band had played a show at the Cheek to Cheek Lounge in Winter Park, Florida. He had relapsed into severe alcoholism as well as cocaine use following a period of sobriety in the early 1980s. The Band continued to play with other musicians replacing Manuel. In 1990 they played at a concert in Berlin along with other acts to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall. In 1994 Danko and Hudson performed with Robbie Robertson when The Band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Helm, still feuding with Robertson, did not attend.

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The Band re-formed in 1983 with Jim Weider on guitar in place of Robertson. However, seven years out of the public eye (and possibly Robertson's absence) led to the group playing considerably smaller venues than they had in their glory days. In March of 1986 Richard Manuel hanged himself in his hotel room after The Band had played a show at the Cheek to Cheek Lounge in Winter Park, Florida. He had relapsed into severe alcoholism as well as cocaine use following a period of sobriety in the early 1980s. The Band continued to play with other musicians replacing Manuel. In 1990 they played at a concert in Berlin along with other acts to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall. In 1994 Danko and Hudson performed with Robbie Robertson when The Band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Helm, still feuding with Robertson, did not attend.
29th Jul '16 9:49:34 AM Mdumas43073
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!!! '''''Tropes from Big Pink''''':

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22nd Jul '16 1:39:13 PM Mdumas43073
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8th Jul '16 5:31:32 PM Ezclee4050
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* DownerBeginning: "Acadian Driftwood"
-->''The war was over and the spirit was broken.''
1st Jul '16 8:36:52 AM gewunomox
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* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Richard Manuel's last name is pronounced the same as the word "manual" (and was amusingly misspelled that way in the credits of Creator/BobDylan's ''Music/PlanetWaves'').

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* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Richard Manuel's last name is pronounced the same as the word "manual" (and was amusingly misspelled that way in the credits of Creator/BobDylan's Music/BobDylan's ''Music/PlanetWaves'').
15th Jun '16 6:25:08 PM Ezclee4050
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* ChartDisplacement: They had two Top 40 Billboard hits, but neither of them was "The Weight", which only topped out at #63 (their Top 40 songs were "Up on Cripple Creek" and "Don't Do It"). On the album side ''Stage Fright'' was their highest charter (#5), but ''Music From Big Pink'' and ''[[Music/TheBandAlbum The Band]]'' are more famous and acclaimed.
14th Apr '16 6:40:35 AM 06tele
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* {{Rockumentary}}: ''The Last Waltz''. The concert segments are brilliant, as are the studio performances, but the interview segments of the film suffer from too much Robertson and Scorsese completely misses the seething tension within The Band. ''The Last Waltz'' seems to have inspired Rob Reiner's satirical masterpiece ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'', with Reiner's clueless Marty [=DiBergi=] being an obvious NoCelebritiesWereHarmed goof on Scorsese.

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* {{Rockumentary}}: ''The Last Waltz''. The concert segments are brilliant, as are the studio performances, but the interview segments of the film suffer from too much Robertson Robertson, and Scorsese completely misses the seething tension within The Band. Band.[[note]]For example, there are a lot of shots of Robertson apparently singing happily away, but he was such a weak singer that his mic wasn't even turned on.[[/note]] ''The Last Waltz'' seems to have inspired Rob Reiner's satirical masterpiece ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'', with Reiner's clueless Marty [=DiBergi=] being an obvious NoCelebritiesWereHarmed goof on Scorsese.
24th Mar '16 1:26:09 PM Ezclee4050
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Richard Manuel and Music/VanMorrison, when they both lived in Woodstock. Their duet "4% Pantomime" on ''Cahoots'' was based on a real drunken escapade the two had in L.A.
9th Mar '16 6:17:28 AM Mdumas43073
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The Band were a highly influential Canadian-American rock group of the 1960s and '70s specializing in blues, roots rock, and Americana music.

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The Band were a highly influential Canadian-American rock group of the 1960s and '70s specializing in blues, roots rock, and Americana music.
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