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The Band Biography (Wikipedia)

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

In 1964, they separated from Hawkins (and subsequently The Hawks), 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 help from Bob Dylan and his manager, Albert Grossman, 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 and the locals in Woodstock, 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 Weight
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The Weight
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Tears Of Rage
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Tears Of Rage
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Chest Fever
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Baby Don't Do It
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Baby Don't Do It
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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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Life Is A Carnival
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Life Is A Carnival
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Mystery Train (Concert Version) [ ] (feat. Paul Butterfield)
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Mystery Train (Concert Version) [ ] (feat. Paul Butterfield)
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Remedy
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Remedy
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Whispering Pines
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Whispering Pines
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It Makes No Difference
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It Makes No Difference
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Across The Great Divide
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Across The Great Divide
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Rag Mama Rag
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Rag Mama Rag
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The Shape I'm In
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The Shape I'm In
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The Mighty Quinn (Live in Isle Of Wight)
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The Mighty Quinn (Live in Isle Of Wight)
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Coyote (concert version) (feat. Joni Mitchell)
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Coyote (concert version) (feat. Joni Mitchell)
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All Along The Watchtower (Live)
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All Along The Watchtower (Live)
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I Shall Be Released
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I Shall Be Released
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Long Black Veil
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Long Black Veil
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Key To The Highway (Outtake)
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Key To The Highway (Outtake)
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We Can Talk
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We Can Talk
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Such A Night (feat. Dr. John)
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Such A Night (feat. Dr. John)
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Bells of Rhymney (verse 2)
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Bells of Rhymney (verse 2)
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Up On Cripple Creek (Alternate Take)
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Up On Cripple Creek (Alternate Take)
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Don't Do It
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Don't Do It
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Up On Cripple Creek
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