History Music / TheBand

24th Apr '18 11:59:03 AM Mdumas43073
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In 1976 Robertson, who had grown tired of touring, convinced the rest of The Band to retire from live performances. The idea grew into a farewell concert in which The Band would play along with other artists that they admired and had influenced them. That idea further developed into a feature film of the concert, to be made by hot young Hollywood director Creator/MartinScorsese. The concert, called "Film/TheLastWaltz" and held in San Francisco on [[UsefulNotes/ThanksgivingDay Thanksgiving]] night 1976, featured the Band playing their own music as well as playing alongside guests that included Dylan, Hawkins, Music/JoniMitchell, Creator/NeilDiamond, Music/NeilYoung, Creator/MuddyWaters, Music/EricClapton, and Music/VanMorrison among others. ''The Last Waltz'' album was released in 1978 along with Scorsese's film of the same name. It has been regarded ever since as one of the best concert films ever made. Levon Helm was embittered by the experience, however, charging that Robertson pushed the whole project in an effort to launch himself into a movie career, and that Robertson manipulated his good friend Scorsese into presenting Robertson as the frontman of the band. (The film does indeed include quite a bit more commentary, and in-concert camera time, from Robertson than from any of the other Band members.)

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In 1976 Robertson, who had grown tired of touring, convinced the rest of The Band to retire from live performances. The idea grew into a farewell concert in which The Band would play along with other artists that they admired and had influenced them. That idea further developed into a feature film of the concert, to be made by hot young Hollywood director Creator/MartinScorsese. The concert, called "Film/TheLastWaltz" ''Film/TheLastWaltz'' and held in San Francisco on [[UsefulNotes/ThanksgivingDay Thanksgiving]] night 1976, featured the Band playing their own music as well as playing alongside guests that included Dylan, Hawkins, Music/JoniMitchell, Creator/NeilDiamond, Music/NeilYoung, Creator/MuddyWaters, Music/EricClapton, and Music/VanMorrison among others. ''The Last Waltz'' album was released in 1978 along with Scorsese's film of the same name. It has been regarded ever since as one of the best concert films ever made. Levon Helm was embittered by the experience, however, charging that Robertson pushed the whole project in an effort to launch himself into a movie career, and that Robertson manipulated his good friend Scorsese into presenting Robertson as the frontman of the band. (The film does indeed include quite a bit more commentary, and in-concert camera time, from Robertson than from any of the other Band members.)
7th Mar '18 1:02:34 PM nombretomado
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* RecordProducer: The first two albums were produced by John Simon, who also played instruments on several tracks and essentially functioned as a sixth band member. The Band produced the rest themselves beginning with ''Stage Fright'' (although they were "assisted" on that album by engineer ToddRundgren).

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* RecordProducer: The first two albums were produced by John Simon, who also played instruments on several tracks and essentially functioned as a sixth band member. The Band produced the rest themselves beginning with ''Stage Fright'' (although they were "assisted" on that album by engineer ToddRundgren).Music/ToddRundgren).
11th Feb '18 10:25:44 PM Ezclee4050
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* AncientAstronauts: "The Saga of Pepote Rouge" talks about "A golden spaceship with the mother of the Earth carved in stone", apparently an extraterrestrial who gave birth to the human race. It's actually a ShoutOut to Erich von Däniken's ''Chariots of the Gods'', which theorizes that something like this happened at the ancient Tiwanaku site in Bolivia.
23rd Jan '18 7:17:51 AM Cryoclaste
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In 1968, with Helm back in the fold, they went into the studio and recorded their debut album, ''Music from Big Pink''. It did not sell particularly well--The Band were never a chart-topping act--but the group's roots rock / Americana sound proved highly influential. "The Weight", a Robbie Robertson song on the album, was included in the soundtrack for ''Film/EasyRider'' and became one of the group's most famous songs; it is now a roots rock/Americana/country-folk standard. In 1969 they played at the famous {{Woodstock}} music festival and accompanied Dylan at the Isle of Wight Festival in the UK. That same year their followup album, titled ''[[Music/TheBandAlbum The Band]]'', cracked the top ten and raised The Band's profile. "Up on Cripple Creek" became a minor hit single, while "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" would [[CoveredUp become a hit cover song]] for Music/JoanBaez a few years later and remains another of The Band's best known songs.

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In 1968, with Helm back in the fold, they went into the studio and recorded their debut album, ''Music from Big Pink''. It did not sell particularly well--The Band were never a chart-topping act--but the group's roots rock / Americana sound proved highly influential. "The Weight", a Robbie Robertson song on the album, was included in the soundtrack for ''Film/EasyRider'' and became one of the group's most famous songs; it is now a roots rock/Americana/country-folk standard. In 1969 they played at the famous {{Woodstock}} UsefulNotes/{{Woodstock}} music festival and accompanied Dylan at the Isle of Wight Festival in the UK. That same year their followup album, titled ''[[Music/TheBandAlbum The Band]]'', cracked the top ten and raised The Band's profile. "Up on Cripple Creek" became a minor hit single, while "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" would [[CoveredUp become a hit cover song]] for Music/JoanBaez a few years later and remains another of The Band's best known songs.
29th Nov '17 4:21:57 PM Mdumas43073
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29th Nov '17 4:17:23 PM Mdumas43073
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In 1976 Robertson, who had grown tired of touring, convinced the rest of The Band to retire from live performances. The idea grew into a farewell concert in which The Band would play along with other artists that they admired and had influenced them. That idea further developed into a feature film of the concert, to be made by hot young Hollywood director Creator/MartinScorsese. The concert, called "Film/TheLastWaltz" and held in San Francisco on [[UsefulNotes/ThanksgivingDay Thanksgiving]] night 1976, featured the Band playing their own music as well as playing alongside guests that included Dylan, Hawkins, Music/JoniMitchell, Neil Diamond, Music/NeilYoung, Muddy Waters, Music/EricClapton, and Music/VanMorrison. ''The Last Waltz'' album was released in 1978 along with Scorsese's film of the same name. It has been regarded ever since as one of the best concert films ever made. Levon Helm was embittered by the experience, however, charging that Robertson pushed the whole project in an effort to launch himself into a movie career, and that Robertson manipulated his good friend Scorsese into presenting Robertson as the frontman of the band. (The film does indeed include quite a bit more commentary, and in-concert camera time, from Robertson than from any of the other Band members.)

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In 1976 Robertson, who had grown tired of touring, convinced the rest of The Band to retire from live performances. The idea grew into a farewell concert in which The Band would play along with other artists that they admired and had influenced them. That idea further developed into a feature film of the concert, to be made by hot young Hollywood director Creator/MartinScorsese. The concert, called "Film/TheLastWaltz" and held in San Francisco on [[UsefulNotes/ThanksgivingDay Thanksgiving]] night 1976, featured the Band playing their own music as well as playing alongside guests that included Dylan, Hawkins, Music/JoniMitchell, Neil Diamond, Creator/NeilDiamond, Music/NeilYoung, Muddy Waters, Creator/MuddyWaters, Music/EricClapton, and Music/VanMorrison.Music/VanMorrison among others. ''The Last Waltz'' album was released in 1978 along with Scorsese's film of the same name. It has been regarded ever since as one of the best concert films ever made. Levon Helm was embittered by the experience, however, charging that Robertson pushed the whole project in an effort to launch himself into a movie career, and that Robertson manipulated his good friend Scorsese into presenting Robertson as the frontman of the band. (The film does indeed include quite a bit more commentary, and in-concert camera time, from Robertson than from any of the other Band members.)
8th Nov '17 6:25:52 PM Ezclee4050
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* RepetitiveName: Robbie Robertson.

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* RepetitiveName: Robbie Robertson.Robertson (his actual first name is Jaime).
8th Nov '17 6:25:06 PM Ezclee4050
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* MiddleNameBasis: Jaime Robbie Robertson, Eric Garth Hudson and Mark Lavon Helm (who changed the spelling of his middle name as well).
8th Nov '17 6:24:21 PM Ezclee4050
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* MiddleNameBasis: Jaime Robbie Robertson, Eric Garth Hudson and Mark Lavon Helm (who changed the spelling of his middle name as well).


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* RepetitiveName: Robbie Robertson.
14th Oct '17 1:09:16 PM Mdumas43073
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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Their music frequently draws from a variety of genres including folk, blues, country, gospel and R&B.



* NewYearHasCome: ''Rock of Ages'' was recorded, in part, at a New Year's Eve 1971 show. (Garth Hudson incorporated "Auld Lang Syne" into his performance of "The Genetic Method" right as the clock stuck midnight and 1972 began, to the delight of the audience.)



* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Their music frequently draws from a variety of genres including folk, blues, country, gospel and R&B.
* NewYearHasCome: ''Rock of Ages'' was recorded, in part, at a New Year's Eve 1971 show. (Garth Hudson incorporated "Auld Lang Syne" into his performance of "The Genetic Method" right as the clock stuck midnight and 1972 began, to the delight of the audience.)
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