The Band
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1967-09
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The Band Biography (Wikipedia)

The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group, originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson (guitar, percussion, vocals). The members of the Band first came together as they joined rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins's backing group, the Hawks, 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. 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, which forged 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. 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.

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The Band Tracks

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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
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I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) [Concert Version]
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I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) [Concert Version]
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(I Don’t Want To) Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes
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(I Don’t Want To) Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes
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Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Reprise)
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Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Reprise)
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Caravan (feat. Van Morrison)
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Caravan (feat. Van Morrison)
Bob Dylan
When I Paint My Masterpiece (feat. The Band)
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When I Paint My Masterpiece (feat. The Band)
Playlists featuring The Band
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Mary Anne Hobbs' Sunrisers
Born To Be Wild
Born To Be Wild

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