Tag: The Band

"Once were brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band"- A one-sided look at music history

"Once were brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band"- A one-sided look at music history
I pulled into Nazareth, was feelin’ about half past dead I just need some place where I can lay my head We’re in the era of the classic rock music documentary. In the last year we’ve seen films detailing the lives of Linda Ronstadt, David Crosby and the singer-songwriters of Southern California. This film genre... Read more »

Woodstock at 50: It's about the music

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Richie Havens opened the concert. "Freedom"
When you think about Woodstock, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? It should be the music. There has never been an event where so many legendary artists performed. Thirty-three acts played over the three-plus days. The performances were relatively short; most ranging from forty-five minutes to one hour. The two exceptions were Jefferson Airplane and... Read more »

Robbie Robertson, "Testimony" and the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz

Robbie Robertson, "Testimony" and the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz
November 25, 1976. Thanksgiving Day. Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The Last Waltz. Today is the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz. It was the final concert for the original members of the legendary rock group, The Band. If you’re not familiar with the story, The Band had been together for close to two decades... Read more »

Bob Dylan Turns 75: His best cover songs

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The Band-"I Shall Be Released".
Richard Manuel on the vocals.
Today is Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday. In a year where the world of music has lost a lot of great talents, it’s nice to see one of it’s legends hitting a milestone. I’m sure you’ll find plenty of articles that will focus on his life, career and legacy. You’ll also see stories about how he... Read more »

What Should You Watch On New Year's Day Besides Football.

Happy New Year! Hope you all had something better to do than watch the Google numbers dance their way into 2015. So now it’s New Year’s Day and hopefully the hangovers are clearing up. You’re settling in and getting ready to watch some Football. There are five games on today. FIVE!!!  Combine those with the... Read more »

Seven Songs For Labor Day

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The Beatles- A Hard Days Night. Long nights in the early days for the worlds most popular band.
Happy Labor Day 2014. There are hundreds of songs about the work experience, both good and bad. Sit back…open a beverage of your choice and enjoy some tunes. HAPPY LABOR DAY!

Happy Birthday Levon Helm: Classic Perfomances

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The Weight at Woodstock. I love the end when he's talking with Rick Danko.
If you know me even a little, you know how much I love The Band. Today would have been Levon Helm’s 74th birthday. It’s a day for celebration. Singing and drumming at the same time is pretty complicated. There’s only a few that do it and no one was better than Levon. Let’s honor him... Read more »

Levon Helm and Robbie Robertson: The Feud That Went To The Grave

Money does funny things to people. Families become fractured. Lifelong friendships end. Why should a rock band be any different.  Last weeks lawsuit over songwriting credits on “Stairway To Heaven” once again brings to mind the bitter feud between Levon Helm and Robbie Robertson, of The Band. There are many ways bands deal with writing... Read more »

Music From A to Z

This is an Ipod. Generation 1 or 2. Kids have no idea what it is. I’ve had this thing for six years. Bought it used in 2008. My daughter helped me download songs. I’m still listening to those same songs. Right now it’s Diana and the girls doing “Someday We’ll Be Together”. I was in... Read more »

Ginger Baker vs Levon Helm

This has been a big year for movies about music. You had ” 20 Feet From Stardom”, ” Muscle Shoales” and in the theaters now, ” Inside Llewyn Davis.” I’m going to talk about two others, that featured two of the great personalities of rock and roll from the ’60’s, Ginger Baker and Levon Helm.... Read more »
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