The Band

Profile:
Canadian-American roots rock group.

Gradually coming together from 1960 to 1964 as Ronnie Hawkins' backing band The Hawks (2). 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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4XT 2955 The Band - Music From Big Pink album art The Band Music From Big Pink (Album, EP, Comp) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 4XT 2955 US 1968 Sell This Version
STAO-132 The Band - The Band album art The Band The Band (Album) Capitol Records STAO-132 US 1969 Sell This Version
X 425 The Band - Stage Fright album art The Band Stage Fright (Album) Capitol Records X 425 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
SMAS 651 The Band - Cahoots album art The Band Cahoots (Album) Capitol Records SMAS 651 US 1971 Sell This Version
SABB-11045 The Band - Rock Of Ages (The Band In Concert) album art The Band Rock Of Ages (The Band In Concert) (Album, Comp) Capitol Records, Capitol Records SABB-11045 US 1972 Sell This Version
SW-11214 Pink Floyd / The Band Pink Floyd / The Band - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack From The Film "More" / Moondog Matinee(LP, Album, MP) Capitol Records SW-11214 US 1973 Sell This Version
SW-11214 The Band - Moondog Matinee album art The Band Moondog Matinee (Album) Capitol Records SW-11214 US 1973 Sell This Version
AS 63 000 The Band - Before The Flood album art Bob Dylan / The Band Bob Dylan / The Band - Before The Flood (Album) Asylum Records, Asylum Records AS 63 000 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
RL 24-4 The Band - Moondog Matinee / Mystery to Me album art The Band / Fleetwood Mac The Band / Fleetwood Mac - Moondog Matinee / Mystery to Me(LP, Transcription) AFRTS RL 24-4 US 1974 Sell This Version
2C 066-82.088 The Band - Northern Lights-Southern Cross album art The Band Northern Lights-Southern Cross (Album) Capitol Records 2C 066-82.088 France 1975 Sell This Version
CAX 33682 The Band - The Basement Tapes album art Bob Dylan & The Band Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes (Album) Columbia CAX 33682 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
SO-11602 The Band - Islands album art The Band Islands (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records SO-11602 US 1977 Sell This Version
CP - 305, CP 305 The Band - The Last Waltz Sampler album art The Band The Last Waltz Sampler (Album) Warner Bros. Records CP - 305, CP 305 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
K 66076, 3WS 3146 The Band - The Last Waltz album art The Band The Last Waltz (Album) Warner Bros. Records K 66076, 3WS 3146 UK & Europe 1978 Sell This Version
ESSCD199 The Band - Jericho album art The Band Jericho (Album) Pyramid Records (10), Rhino Records (2) ESSCD199 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
QCD 2104 The Band - Let It Rock! The Rock'N'Roll Album Of The Decade album art Ronnie Hawkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, The Band, Lawrence Gowan & Jeff Healey Ronnie Hawkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, The Band, Lawrence Gowan & Jeff Healey - Let It Rock! The Rock'N'Roll Album Of The Decade (Album) Quality Records (2) QCD 2104 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
CDP 531742 The Band - Live At Watkins Glen album art The Band Live At Watkins Glen (Comp, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records CDP 531742 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
TRACD 228 The Band - High On The Hog album art The Band High On The Hog (Album) Pyramid Records (10) TRACD 228 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
51416 1420 2 The Band - Jubilation album art The Band Jubilation (Album) River North Records, Platinum Entertainment 51416 1420 2 US 1998 Sell This Version
70876-10831-2-8 The Band - Highlights And Bonus Tracks From The Up-Coming Reissues album art The Band Highlights And Bonus Tracks From The Up-Coming Reissues(CD, Promo, RM, Smplr) Capitol Records 70876-10831-2-8 US 2000 Sell This Version
PMVCD 108896, none The Band - Live At Loreley album art The Band Live At Loreley Panorama Entertainment, Castle Music Pictures PMVCD 108896, none US 2001 Sell This Version
Show#2-45 The Band - The King biscuit Flower Hour Presents The band album art The Band The King biscuit Flower Hour Presents The band(CD-ROM, Album, Promo) K. B. Radio Corp Show#2-45 US 2002 Sell This Version
none The Band - A Musical History - Box Set Radio Special Featuring Robbie Robertson album art The Band A Musical History - Box Set Radio Special Featuring Robbie Robertson(CD, Promo) Capitol Records, EMI Music none US 2005 Sell This Version
B001877102 The Band - Live At The Academy Of Music 1971 (The Rock Of Ages Concerts) album art The Band Live At The Academy Of Music 1971 (The Rock Of Ages Concerts) (Album) Capitol Records, UMe B001877102 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
88875016131 The Band - The Basement Tapes Complete (The Bootleg Series Vol. 11) album art Bob Dylan And The Band Bob Dylan And The Band - The Basement Tapes Complete (The Bootleg Series Vol. 11) (Comp, Album) Legacy, Columbia 88875016131 US 2014 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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