The Band

The Band

Profile:
Canadian-American roots rock group gradually coming together from 1960 to 1964 as Ronnie Hawkins' band The Hawks.
Upon leaving Hawkins in 1964, they were briefly known as Levon And The Hawks. In 1965, they released a single under the name Canadian Squires.
In late summer 1965, Bob Dylan was looking for a backup band for his first U.S. "electric" tour, & Levon and the Hawks were recommended by blues singer John P. Hammond.
Sessions with Dylan ended in October 1967.
Stories vary as to the manner in which they ultimately adopted the name "The Band.", but by 1968 with the release of their first album, Music From Big Pink, they were performing officially as The Band.
From 1968 to 1975 The Band was one of the most popular and influential rock groups in the world, with the magazine Rolling Stone lavishing praise on them, giving them more attention than perhaps any other group in the magazine's history.
Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 (Performer)

Original line-up:
Rick Danko: bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, trombone, vocals
Levon Helm: drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals
Garth Hudson: keyboard instruments, saxophones, trumpet
Richard Manuel: piano, drums, baritone saxophone, vocals Robbie Robertson: guitar, vocals
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The Band Discography

Albums

The Band Music From Big Pink (Album, Comp) Capitol Records, Capitol Records US 1968 Sell This Version
The Band The Band (Album, MiniAlbum) Capitol Records US 1969 Sell This Version
The Band Stage Fright (Album) Capitol Records US 1970 Sell This Version
The Band Cahoots (Album) Capitol Records Japan 1971 Sell This Version
The Band Rock Of Ages: The Band In Concert (Album, Comp) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Venezuela 1972 Sell This Version
1C 188-81 189 The Band Rock Of Ages: The Band In Concert(LP, Album, TP) Capitol Records 1C 188-81 189 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
The Band Moondog Matinee (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records US 1973 Sell This Version
Bob Dylan / The Band Bob Dylan / The Band - Before The Flood (Album, MiniAlbum) Asylum Records, Asylum Records Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
RL 24-4 The Band / Fleetwood Mac The Band / Fleetwood Mac - Moondog Matinee / Mystery to Me(LP, Transcription) AFRTS RL 24-4 US 1974 Sell This Version
Bob Dylan & The Band Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes (Album) Columbia UK 1975 Sell This Version
The Band Northern Lights - Southern Cross (Album) Capitol Records France 1975 Sell This Version
The Band Islands (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records US 1977 Sell This Version
The Band The Last Waltz (Album) Warner Bros. Records France 1978 Sell This Version
PRO-A-737 The Band The Last Waltz Sampler(LP, Promo, Smplr) Warner Bros. Records PRO-A-737 US 1978 Sell This Version
The Band Jericho (Album) Pyramid Records (10), Rhino Records (2) Europe 1993 Sell This Version
9409271 The Band Life Is A Carnival(CD, Album) The Easy Rider Years Live 9409271 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
The Band High On The Hog (Album) Transatlantic Records (2) Europe 1996 Sell This Version
The Band Jubilation (Album) River North Records US 1998 Sell This Version
PRCD 400058 The Band The Last Waltz Sampler(CD, Smplr, Pro) Rhino Records (2) PRCD 400058 US 2002 Sell This Version
COL-CD-1007, CDL-57260 The Band The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (The Best Of The Band Recorded Live In Concert!)(CD, Album, RE) Collectables, Capitol Special Markets COL-CD-1007, CDL-57260 US 2008 Sell This Version
The Band Live At The Academy Of Music 1971 (The Rock Of Ages Concerts) (Album) Capitol Records, UMe Canada 2013 Sell This Version
Bob Dylan And The Band Bob Dylan And The Band - The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 (Album) Legacy, Columbia US 2014 Sell This Version
88875033852 Bob Dylan and The Band Bob Dylan and The Band - The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 The Basement Tapes Sampler(CD, Album, Promo, Smplr) Columbia Records 88875033852 US 2014 Sell This Version
LETV364LP The Band Palladium Circles - The Classic NYC Broadcast 1976(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Cle) Let Them Eat Vinyl LETV364LP UK 2015 Sell This Version
imt 777.027 The Band Live USA(Cass, Album) Imtrat imt 777.027 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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November 18, 2012
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The Band. Great musicians, great vocalists. It's not possible to peg them on any particular genre.
Combining elements from rock, folk, & country music, they churned out top-notch albums for a good decade during their heyday. Their softer songs make the listener reflect, & when they rock, they always brought to the table good vibes that have a certain festive feel.
An awesome Band, thanks fellows!

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