- The Band
Infobox musical artist
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Name = The Band
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Img_capt = The Band in 1968, left to right:
Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson, Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, and Rick Danko(photo by Elliot Landy)
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Years_active = 1967–1976, 1983–1999
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genre = Rock, Americana,
folk rock, country rock, roots rock
Ronnie Hawkins, Bob Dylan, The Hawks, Levon and the Hawks, The Canadian Squires
Levon Helm Garth Hudson
Rick Danko Robbie Robertson Richard Manuel
Jim Weider Randy Ciarlante
The Band was a rock group, active from 1967 to 1976 and again from 1983 to 1999. The original group (1967-1976) consisted of four Canadians
Robbie Robertson(guitar, piano, vocals); Richard Manuel(piano, harmonica, drums, saxophone, organ, vocals); Garth Hudson(organ, piano, clavinet, accordion, synthesizer, saxophone); Rick Danko(bass guitar, violin, trombone, vocals), and one American, Levon Helm(drums, mandolin, guitar, bass guitar, vocals).
The members of the Band first came together as they joined
rockabillysinger Ronnie Hawkins' backing group, The Hawks, one by one between 1958 until 1963. Upon leaving Hawkins in 1964 they were known as The Levon Helm Sextet (the sixth member being sax player Jerry Penfound), then Levon and the Hawks (without Penfound). (In 1965, they released a single on Ware Records under the name the Canadian Squires, but returned to the Levon and the Hawks name for a recording session for Atco later in 1965. At about the same time, Bob Dylanrecruited Helm and Robertson for two concerts, then the entire group for his 1965-1966 world tour. They also joined him on the informal recordings that later became " The Basement Tapes."
Dubbed "The Band" by their record company (a name believed to be derived from how they were referred to during their tenure with Dylan), the group left Saugerties, New York, to begin recording their own material. They recorded two of the most acclaimed albums of the late 1960s: their 1968 debut "
Music from Big Pink" (featuring the single " The Weight") and 1969's "The Band." They broke up in 1976, but reformed in 1983 without founding guitarist Robbie Robertson.
Although the Band was always more popular with music journalists and fellow musicians than with the general public, they have remained an admired and influential group. They have been inducted into the
Canadian Music Hall of Fameand the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, " Rolling Stone" ranked them #50 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. [cite web| title = The Immortals: The First Fifty| work = Rolling Stone Issue 946| publisher = Rolling Stone| url =http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5939214/the_immortals_the_first_fifty]
Their music fused many elements: primarily old
country musicand early rock and roll, though the rhythm sectionoften was reminiscent of Stax or Motown, and Robertson cites Curtis Mayfieldand the Staple Singersas major influences, resulting in a synthesisof many musical genres. As to the group's songwriting, very few of their early compositions were based on conventional bluesand doo-wopchord changes.
Every member was a multi-instrumentalist; in the above list, each person's primary instrument is listed first. There was little instrument-switching when they played live, but when recording, the musicians could make up different configurations in service of the songs. Hudson in particular was able to coax a wide range of
timbres from his Lowrey electronic organ; on the choruses of "Tears of Rage", for example, it sounds like a mellotron. Helm's drumming was often praised: critic Jon Carroll famously declared that Helm was "the only drummer who can make you cry," while prolific session drummer Jim Keltneradmits to appropriating several of Helm's techniques.
Singers Manuel, Danko, and Helm each brought a distinctive voice to the Band: Helm's southern voice had more than a hint of country, Danko sang in a tenor, and Manuel alternated between falsetto and baritone. The singers regularly blended in harmonies. Though the singing was more or less evenly shared among the three men, both Danko and Helm have stated that they saw Manuel as the Band's "lead" singer.
Robertson was the unit's chief songwriter (he sang lead vocals on only three studio songs released by the Band: "To Kingdom Come", "Knockin' Lost John" and "Out Of The Blue"). This role, and Robertson's resulting claim to the copyright of most of the compositions, would later become a point of much antagonism, especially that directed towards Robertson by Helm, who, in his autobiography "This Wheel's on Fire", disputes the validity of Robertson's place as chief songwriter. As the Band's songs were often honed and recorded through intense collaboration between all its members, it is understandable that strains would later appear in the 1980s, when the bulk of songwriting royalties were going to Robertson alone while the others had to rely on income from touring. (This had not arisen as an issue in the late sixties and early seventies, when a number of Band songs, mostly credited to Robertson alone, were covered successfully by other artists - such as Smith's version of "The Weight" for the "Easy Rider" soundtrack LP and
Joan Baez's famous cover of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" in 1971.
Producer John Simon is cited as a "sixth member" of the Band for producing and playing on "
Music from Big Pink", co-producing and playing on "The Band", and playing on other songs up through the Band's 1993 reunion album "Jericho".
Early years: The Hawks
The Hawks gradually came together as a backing unit for
Toronto-based rockabillysinger Ronnie Hawkins: Helm first (he journeyed to Canada from Arkansaswith Hawkins), then Robertson, Danko, Manuel and Hudson. At the time, Hawkins was popular in Toronto, and had an effective way of eliminating his musical competition: when a promising band appeared, Hawkins would often hire their best musicians for his own group; Robertson, Danko and Manuel came under Hawkins' tutelage this way.
While most of the Hawks were eager to join Hawkins' group, getting Hudson to join was a different story. He'd earned a college degree, and planned on a career as a music teacher, and was interested in playing rock music only as a hobby. The Hawks were in awe of his wild, full-bore organ sound, and often begged him to join. Hudson finally relented, so long as the Hawks each paid him $10 per week to be their instructor: all music theory questions were directed to Hudson. While pocketing a little extra cash, Hudson was also able to mollify his family's fears that his education had gone to waste.
The Last Waltz" Hudson states, "There is a view that jazz is 'evil' because it comes from evil people, but actually the greatest priests on 52nd Street and on the streets of New York City were the musicians. They were doing the greatest healing work. And they knew how to punch through music which would cure and make people feel good." The piano-organ combination was uncommon in rock music, and for all his aggressive playing, Hudson also brought a level of musical sophistication.
With Hawkins they recorded a few singles in this period, and became well known as the best rock group in the thriving Toronto music scene.
By 1964, the had group split from Hawkins over personal differences. They were tiring of playing the same songs so often and wanted to perform original material, and they were weary of Hawkins' somewhat dictatorial leadership. He would fine the Hawks if they brought their girlfriends to the clubs (fearing it might reduce the numbers of "available" girls who came to performances) or if they smoked marijuana. (Alcohol and pills were acceptable, but Canada then had stiff penalties against marijuana possession.)
Robertson later said, "Eventually, he (Hawkins) built us up to the point where we outgrew his music and had to leave. He shot himself in the foot, really, bless his heart, by sharpening us into such a crackerjack band that we had to go on out into the world, because we knew what his vision was for himself, and we were all younger and more ambitious musically." [ [http://theband.hiof.no/articles/back_to_the_land.html Andy Gill: Back To The Land ] ]
They recorded two singles and toured almost continually (usually billed as Levon and the Hawks), but they found little success, partly because without Hawkins, they lacked a magnetic frontman.
Also in 1963, Levon Helm met
Cathy Smith, with whom he and other members of the Band would have a long association. Smith later met and influenced musicians Gordon Lightfootand Hoyt Axton, and was involved in the death of John Belushi.
In 1965, Levon and the band met blues singer and harmonica player Sonny Boy Williamson. They wanted to record with him, offering to become his backing band, but Williamson died not long after their meeting.
With Bob Dylan
Their fortunes changed, however, following their recommendation to
Bob Dylanby singer John P. Hammond, who'd used Helm, Hudson and Robertson on his album "So Many Roads".
Dylan invited them to tour with him. Levon and the Hawks were receptive to Dylan's offer, knowing it could give them the wider exposure they craved, but they simultaneously feared that their music was too different from his. They thought of themselves as a tightly rehearsed rock and
rhythm and bluesgroup, and they knew Dylan mostly from his early acoustic folk and protest music. Furthermore, they had little inkling of how internationally popular Dylan had become.
With Dylan, they played a tumultuous series of 1965 and 1966 concerts, marking Dylan's final change from folkie to rocker. According to some accounts (and as documented in a scene in "
Eat the Document") some of the Hawks joined in Dylan's reportedly copious drug use in this era. These tours remain some of the most storied in rock music history, and arguably mark a turning point in popular music.
At their best, Dylan and the Hawks were an electrifying live ensemble; These concerts saw them sometimes heckled by
folk musicpurists (Helm was so bothered by the negative reception that he quit the group temporarily, instead working on an oil rig).
There were some abortive recording sessions with the Hawks, but Dylan was dissatisfied with the results. However, Robertson replaced
Mike Bloomfieldas Dylan's primary guitarist on sessions for " Blonde on Blonde", released in mid-1966. The album's credits also include Danko on bass and Hudson on keyboards and sax.
Mickey Joneson drums (replacing Sandy Konikoff, who'd taken over when Levon Helm departed suddenly), Dylan and the Hawks appeared at Manchester's Free Trade Hallin May, 1966. The gig became legendary when, towards the end of Dylan's electric set, an audience member shouted "Judas!". After a pause, Dylan replied, "I don't believe you. You're a liar!" He then turned to the Hawks and said "Play it fucking loud!" just before they launched into an acidic version of " Like a Rolling Stone" [ Howard Sounes."Down the Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan". Doubleday 2001. p255-256. ISBN 0-552-99929-6]
This performance was widely bootlegged (and mistakenly placed at the
Royal Albert Hall). The recording of this gig became one of the most famous of Dylan's career, often inspiring a rapturous response in those who heard it. A 1971 review from " Creem" stated "My response is that crystallization of everything that is rock'n'roll music, at its finest, was to allow my jaw to drop, my body to move, to leap out of the chair ... It is an experience that one desires simply to share, to play over and over again for those he knows thirst for such pleasure. If I speak in an almost worshipful sense about this music, it is not because I have lost perspective, it is precisely because I have found it, within music, yes, that was made five years ago. But it is there and unignorable." [ [http://theband.hiof.no/articles/creem_3_71.html Review of Dylan/Hawks, 1966 ] ] When it finally saw in 1998, critic Richie Unterbergerdeclared the record "an important document of rock history." [ [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:8fd6vwzua9ik allmusic ((( The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert > Overview ))) ] ]
While on a break from touring, Dylan suffered a motorcycle accident, and retired into semi-seclusion in Woodstock,
For a while, the Hawks returned to the bar and roadhouse touring circuit, sometimes backing other singers (including a brief stint with Tiny Tim).
Dylan invited the Hawks to join him in Woodstock, where they recorded a much-bootlegged and influential series of demos, subsequently released on LP as "
The Basement Tapes".
"Music from Big Pink" and "The Band"
Reunited with Helm, the Hawks began writing their own songs in a rented large pink house in West Saugerties (near Woodstock). When they went into the recording studio, they still didn't have a name for themselves. They wanted to call themselves either "The Honkies" or "The Crackers", but these names were vetoed by their record label, who dubbed them "The Band" on the first pressings of "Big Pink". Initially, they disliked the moniker, but eventually grew to like it, thinking it both humble and presumptuous.
Their first album, "
Music from Big Pink" (1968) was widely acclaimed. The album included three songs written or co-written by Dylan (" This Wheel's on Fire," " Tears of Rage," and " I Shall Be Released") as well as "The Weight," the use of which in the film " Easy Rider" would make it probably their best known song. While a continuity certainly ran through the music, there were stylistic leanings in a number of directions. Never a specifically "psychedelic" group, the Band's first record did contain at least one song ("Chest Fever") demonstrating some similarities with that genre. In contrast to his guitar playing with Dylan, Robertson opted for a more subdued, riff-oriented approach.
After the success of "Big Pink", the band went on tour, including a performance at the
Woodstock Festival(which was not included in the famed "Woodstock" film due to legal complications) and an appearance with Dylan at the UK Isle of Wight Festival (several songs from which were subsequently included on Dylan's "Self Portrait" album). That same year, they left for Los Angelesto record their follow up, "The Band" (1969). From their deliberately rustic appearance on the cover, to the songs and arrangements within, the album stood in contrast to other popular music of the day. Although it should be noted that, by this point, several acts, notably Dylan - on "John Wesley Harding" - and The Byrds- with " Sweetheart of the Rodeo" - had made similar stylistic moves. "The Band" featured songs that evoked oldtime rural America, from the civil war (" The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down") to unionization of farm workers ("King Harvest Has Surely Come").
These first two records were produced by John Simon, who was practically a group member: He aided in arrangements, and played occasional instruments (piano or
tuba). Simon reported that he was often asked about the distinctive horn sections featured so effectively on the first two albums; people wanted to know how they had achieved such memorable sounds. Simon was slightly embarrassed to admit that, besides Hudson (an accomplished saxophonist), the others had only rudimentary horn skills, and achieved their sound simply by creatively utilizing their limited technique.
Rolling Stone" magazine lavished praise on the Band in this era, giving them more attention than perhaps any other group in the magazine's history; Greil Marcus's articles in particular contributed greatly to the Band's mystique. The Band was also featured on the cover of "Time Magazine's" January 12, 1970 issue. [ [http://www.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,19700112,00.html TIME Magazine Cover: The Band - Jan. 12, 1970 - Rock - Singers - Music ] ]
A critical and commercial triumph, "The Band", along with works by
The Byrdsand The Flying Burrito Brothers, established a musical template (sometimes dubbed country rock) that later would be taken to even greater levels of commercial, if not artistic, success by such artists as Eagles. Both "Big Pink" and "The Band" also influenced their musical contemporaries, with both Eric Claptonand George Harrisonciting the Band as a major influence on their musical direction in the late 1960s and early 70s. Indeed, Clapton later revealed that he had wanted to join the group. [ [http://www.uncut.co.uk/music/eric_clapton/reviews/8542 Eric Clapton - Derek and The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted... - Review - Uncut.co.uk ] ]
"Stage Fright", "Cahoots", and "Northern Lights - Southern Cross"
Following their second album, the Band embarked on their first tour as a headlining act. The resulting anxiety from fame and its hang-ups was especially evidenced by the group as its songs turned to darker themes of fear and alienation; the influence on their next work, is self-explanatory. "Stage Fright" (1970), was engineered by musician/engineer/producer
Todd Rundgrenand recorded on a stage in Woodstock, NY, but the fraying of the group's once fabled unity was beginning to show. On this album, Robertson takes the majority of songwriting credit, whereas the earlier two albums had more balance in credit. Also, the trademark vocal style of the Band's three lead singers was much less prominent on this work.
After recording "Stage Fright", the Band was among the acts participating in the
Festival Express, an all-star rock concert tour of Canada by train that also included Janis Joplinand the Grateful Dead. In the concert documentary film, released in 2003, Danko can be seen intoxicated participating in a drunken jam session with Jerry Garcia, Bob Weirand Joplin while singing "Ain't No More Cane."
At about this time, Robertson began exerting greater control over the Band. This has become a point of antipathy, especially between Helm and Robertson. Helm charges Robertson with authoritarianism and greed, while Robertson suggests his increased efforts in guiding the group were due largely to some of the other members being unreliable. In particular, Robertson insists he did his best to coax Manuel into writing or co-writing more songs, only to see Manuel's talents overtaken by addiction.
Despite mounting problems between the musicians, the Band forged ahead with their next album, "Cahoots" (1971). "Cahoots" included tunes such as
Bob Dylan's "When I Paint My Masterpiece," "4% Pantomime" (with Van Morrison), and "Life Is A Carnival," the last featuring a horn arrangement from Allen Toussaint. Toussaint's contribution was a critical addition to the Band's next project.
One of their most notable later albums is the live recording "Rock of Ages" (1972), recorded at a 1971/1972
New Year's Eveconcert and featuring the line-up, bolstered by the addition of a horn section, in exuberant form. The horn arrangements were written by Allen Toussaint. Bob Dylan appeared on stage for the concert's final four songs, including a version of the rare song "When I Paint My Masterpiece".
In 1973 the Band released "
Moondog Matinee", an album of cover songs. There was no tour in support of the album, which garnered mixed reviews. However they did open for the Grateful Dead for two summer shows at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, New Jersey. They also played at the legendary Summer Jam at Watkins Glen. This massive concert took place at the Grand Prix Raceway outside Watkins Glen, New Yorkon July 28, 1973. The festival, which was attended by over 600,000 music fans also featured the Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers Band.
Next, the Band reunited with Dylan, first in recording Dylan's album "
Planet Waves", released in January 1974, and then for the Bob Dylan and The Band 1974 Tour, which played 40 shows in North America during January and February 1974. Later that year, the live album, " Before the Flood" was released, documenting the tour.
1975, The Band released Northern Lights - Southern Cross, their first album of all-new material since 1971's Cahoots, all eight songs were written exclusively by Robertson. Despite poor record sales (due to the elongated period of inactivity by the band) the album is favored by critics and fans alike. Levon Helm regards this album highly in his book, This Wheel's on Fire: "It was the best album we had done since The Band." Highlights from the album included the Helm sung New Orleanssounding "Ophelia" and Rick Danko's emotionally driven vocal on "It Makes no Difference," both of which were performed live in The Last Waltz. Another notable song from the album was the epic story " Acadian Driftwood" which was also performed at the Last Waltz, but not included in the movie. The album also produced more experimentation from Hudson switching to synthesizers, heavily showcased on "Jupiter Hollow."
"The Last Waltz"
By 1976, Robertson was weary of touring. After having to cancel some tour dates due to Manuel suffering a severe neck injury in a boating accident in Texas, Robertson urged the Band to retire from touring with a massive Thanksgiving Day concert on
November 25, at the Winterland Ballroomin San Francisco, California.Fricke, David, November 2001. "The Last Waltz" liner notes, 2002 CD re-issue, p. 17.] The concert featured a horn sectionwith arrangements by Allen Toussaint, and a stellar list of guests, including Hawkins, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Dr. John, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Ronnie Wood, Paul Butterfield, and Neil Diamond.
The concert was filmed by director
Martin Scorsese, and was subsequently combined with interviews, as well as separately-recorded soundstage performances with country singer Emmylou Harris("Evangeline") and gospel-soul group The Staple Singers("The Weight"). Released in 1978, the concert film-documentary was accompanied by a triple-LP soundtrack.
After one more studio record, entitled "Islands", featuring a version of "Georgia On My Mind" for
Jimmy Carter's presidential campaign, the Band split.
All the Band's members remained active in music to some degree, though Robertson had the most successful musical career. He became a music producer and wrote movie soundtracks (including acting as music supervisor for several of Scorsese's films) before a highly praised comeback with a
Daniel Lanoisproduced, self-titled solo album in 1987.
Helm received many plaudits for his acting debut in "
Coal Miner's Daughter", a biographical film about Loretta Lynn, and for his narration and small supporting role opposite Sam Shepardin 1983's "The Right Stuff" while the remaining members interspersed session work with occasional solo releases.
In 1984, Rick Danko joined members of the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers and others in the huge touring company that made up "The Byrds Twenty-Year Celebration." Several members of the band performed solo songs to start the show including Danko who performed "Mystery Train".
Hudson has released two acclaimed solo CDs, "The Sea To The North" in 2001, and "LIVE at the WOLF" in 2005, both featuring his wife, Maud, on vocals. He has also kept busy as an in-demand studio musician.
In 2007 Helm released a new album, an homage to his southern roots called "
Dirt Farmer", which was awarded a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album on Feb. 9, 2008.
In 1983, the Band reformed and recommenced touring, though without Robertson. Several different musicians were recruited to replace Robertson and to fill out the group. The reunited Band was generally well-received, but found themselves playing in smaller venues than during the peak of their popularity.
While the reunited Band was touring, on
4 March 1986, Manuel committed suicidein his Floridahotel room. It was revealed later that he had suffered for many years from chronic alcoholism. According to Levon Helm's autobiography, in the later stages of his illness, Manuel was consuming eight bottles of Grand Marnierper day.
The band participated in former
Pink Floydleader Roger Waters' The Wall Live in Berlinconcert in 1990, and in Bob Dylan's 30th anniversary concert celebration in New York City in October 1992. The group was the opening band for the final Grateful Deadshows at Soldier Field, in Chicago, Illinoisin July 1995.
Richard Manuel's position as pianist was filled first by old friend Stan Szelest (who passed away not long after), then by Richard Bell. (Bell was best known from his days as a member of Janis Joplin's
Full Tilt Boogie Band.) The reformed group recorded "Jericho" in 1993 with much of the songwritingbeing handled outside the group. Two more post-reunion efforts followed, " High on the Hog" and "Jubilation", the latter including guest appearances from Eric Claptonand John Hiatt.
10 December 1999another member was lost when Rick Danko died in his sleep at age 56. He had been a long-time drug user. In 1997 he had been found guilty of trying to smuggle heroin into Japan. He told the presiding judge that he had begun using the drug (together with prescription morphine) to fight life-long pain resulting from a 1968 auto accident. No drugs were found in his system at the time of his death.
15 June 2007, The Band's late-period keyboardist Richard Bell died from multiple myeloma.
Although The Band received The Grammy's Lifetime Achievement Award on
9 February 2008, there was no reunion of all three living members, as Levon Helm held a "Midnight Ramble" in honor of the event in Woodstock, NYfact|date=February 2008.
The Band has influenced countless bands, songwriters, and performers. "
The Weight," in particular, has been covered numerous times, and in various musical styles.
In the nineties, a new generation of bands influenced by the Band began to gain popularity, including
Counting Crowsand The Black Crowes. Counting Crows indicated this influence with their tribute to the late Richard Manuel, "If I Could Give All My Love (Richard Manuel Is Dead)", and by covering Band songs during live performances. The Black Croweswould often play some of the Band's most popular songs during concerts, including "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down", which appears on the band's DVD " Freak 'n' Roll into the Fog".
Umphrey's McGeehas covered both "Ophelia" and "Don't Do It". Both were covered for the first time at their DVD-released New Years Eve concert from 2004 Wrapped Around Chicago. "Ophelia" appears on that release. They have also covered "The Weight," twice with Huey Lewis on vocals.
jam band" Widespread Panichas covered "Ophelia" consistently from 1987 to 2007, and in 2006 they began covering "Chest Fever" as well. In 2004 southern rock-revivalists Drive-By Truckersreleased the track "Danko/Manuel" on the album " The Dirty South". My Morning Jacket's southern rock/ alt-countrysound is often compared to the Band, especially in songs such as "Lay Low" and "Just Because I Do".
In 2006 it was announced that a
tribute albumwas in the works including My Morning Jacket covering "It Makes No Difference", Death Cab for Cutiecovering " Rockin' Chair", and Gomez covering "Up on Cripple Creek." Released on 30 January2007, the compilation album, entitled , included contributions by Guster, Bruce Hornsby, Jack Johnson and ALO, Leanne Womack, The Allman Brothers Band, Blues Traveler, Jakob Dylan, and Rosanne Cashamongst others.
Uh-Uh-Uh"/" Leave Me Alone" (1965 single, as The Canadian Squires)
The Stones I Throw"/"He Don't Love You" (1965 single, as Levon and the Hawks)
Go Go Liza Jane"/"He Don't Love You" ((1968 single, as Levon and the Hawks)
Twilight"/" Acadian Driftwood"
Music from Big Pink" (1968) (Gold)
* "The Band" (1969) (Platinum)
* "Stage Fright" (1970) (Gold)
* "Cahoots" (1971)
* "Rock of Ages" (live, 1972) (Gold)
Moondog Matinee" (1973)
Northern Lights - Southern Cross" (1975)
* "Islands" (1977)
* "The Last Waltz" (live/studio, 1978)
* "Jericho" (1993)
High on the Hog" (1996)
* "Jubilation" (1998)
* "The Last Waltz" (box set edition, 2002)
The Best of The Band" (1976) (Gold)
* "Anthology" (1978)
To Kingdom Come" (anthology, 1989)
* "Across the Great Divide" (box set, 1994)
Live at Watkins Glen" (1995)
The Best of The Band, Vol. II" (1999)
* "Greatest Hits" (2000)
A Musical History" (box set, 2005)
From Bacon Fat to Judgement Day" (box set, to be released) (as Levon and the Hawks, et al.)
With Bob Dylan
Planet Waves" (1974)
Before the Flood" (1974) (Platinum)
The Basement Tapes" (1975) (Gold)
* "" (Without Levon Helm, 1998)
* "This Wheel's on Fire" by Levon Helm with Stephen Davis (ISBN 1-55652-405-6)
* "Across the Great Divide: The Band and America" by Barney Hoskyns (ISBN 1-56282-836-3)
* "Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes" by Greil Marcus (ISBN 0-8050-5842-7)
*"The Band" by Kevin J. Bochynski in "Popular Musicians" edited by Steve Hochman. (ISBN 1-89356-986-0) Salem Press: Pasadena, Calif., 1999. Pages 61-64.
* A definitive [http://theband.hiof.no The Band] resource ("no longer active, but our massive archives will be kept on-line")
* [http://www.thebandmusic.net/ The Band - A Musical History] , official site from Capitol Records
* [http://theband.hiof.no/band_pictures/brown/Brown3.jpgIn Studio]
* [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/theband/biography The Band] at Rolling Stone magazine
* [http://www.gadflyonline.com/archive/MarchApril01/archive-bigpink.html The Band and I] by Barney Hoskyns
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