When guitarist Robbie Robertson decreed the Band's demise following their legendary 'Last Waltz' concert, many fans assumed it was a unanimous decision. As it turned out, Robertson's former collaborators had other plans.
The Band's historic performances at New York City's Academy of Music on Dec. 28-31, 1971 have been collected before, on one of the '70s' best live albums, 'Rock of Ages.' But the five-disc 'Live at the Academy of Music 1971' (which includes a DVD) paints a more complete picture of the shows.
Released on Sept. 15, 1998, 'Jubilation' got underway, in the fashion of the Band's debut, with a moment of complex melancholy. But Rick Danko's vocal on 'Book Faded Brown' heralded the end of things -- not the beginning.
On Sept. 17, the Band will release a five-disc box set commemorating their famous 1971 concerts at New York’s Academy of Music. Ultimate Classic Rock has teamed up with Capitol Records to give away a copy of this fantastic historical document.
Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords and tight harmonies. But it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times. And there’s no better time for that than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.
In five seemingly short years, the Band went from backing a mostly obscure rockabilly singer to joining Bob Dylan on tour to becoming a super-popular group in its right. By the time they released their debut album, 'Music From Big Pink,' in July 1968, the Band were already semi legends.
The Band first gained attention as Bob Dylan's backing band during his whirlwind tour of Europe in 1966. They were known as the Hawks then. By the time Dylan joined them a year later in a ramshackle house in Woodstock, NY (w
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