The Band Guestbook, April '97Below are the entries in the Band guestbook from April 1997.
Wed Apr 30 11:37:52 MET DST 1997
Lawrence EvamsFrom: London, England
I'd really like to find out how Rick's doing as when the Band toured England last year he didn't seen that good. I'd also like to visit Richard's grave one day, so I'd be very grateful if someone could mail me and tell me where I might find Richard's final resting place. Also, does anybody know if the Autobiography video is available in the UK? Keep up the good work and keep spreading the message all across the great divide.
Wed Apr 30 06:43:21 MET DST 1997
David ReyFrom: Spokane, WA
A drunkards dream if I ever did see one -- great site for the finest rock-n-roll group to ever come down the pike. Thanx!
Tue Apr 29 19:16:52 MET DST 1997
Mary JaneFrom: New York
Jan, its hard to beleive you could have improved this site. It looks great. The Band should be proud.
Mon Apr 28 17:54:43 MET DST 1997
Denny BartonFrom: A small town near Pittsburgh, PA USA
Home page: http:/www.usaor.net/users/weesaul/
A great tribute to one of the truly great bands of all time!
It seems only fitting that a site dedicated to The Band would
be as great as the band itself. Keep up the good work.
Mon Apr 28 16:25:15 MET DST 1997
John HowellsFrom: California, USA
Home page: http://www.punkhart.com
Congratulations on the new look! The navigation
bar makes it easy to get around and everything
seems well organized. Keep up the great work!
Mon Apr 28 14:52:24 MET DST 1997
Rodger PotockiFrom: Utica, NY
I am a 54 year old business executive (VP Family
Golf Centers Inc.) who has been listening to and
following the music of The Band since 1964. This
has included eight concerts over the years. Our
ninth will be on 5/11 in Utica. The first "real
music" experience of my children who are now 32,
33 and 34 was taking them to see "The Last Waltz"
in the mid 70's. Since then, they have been loyal
fans. I have taken my sons to two concerts.
I request two items: 1) What is the estimated
cost of booking the group of my daughter's wedding
(date not yet set), if they are available? 2) My
wife who is an accomplished vocalist with past
professional experience would love to sit in at
your 5/11 concert in Utica and sing a verse of
"The Wait". Any chance? Will pay if necessary!
Please e-mail back (firstname.lastname@example.org). No matter
what, you guys are the best of all times.
Mon Apr 28 10:47:40 MET DST 1997
Shane McCraeFrom: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Hello to "The Band" and all your fans, I've loved your music forever and always will. I also thought you guys and Van Morrison were the hippest things on the Roger Waters "The Wall" production. Rock on Brothers. Shane
Sun Apr 27 22:26:07 MET DST 1997
DonnaFrom: near Turkey Point
Loved this web site as it brought back memories of years ago and a little green MG( I think) and a sunny summer afternoon when Rick and My friend and meyself rode the Turkey Point circiut past the Kenmar .. I love the fact his clothing/cdsite ; is Turkey Point . It has been many years ( early 60's) .Just dropping in to say cool site .
Sun Apr 27 18:26:10 MET DST 1997
John DonabieFrom: Toronto Canada
I didn't think it could get any better. Boy!
You've done one amazing job on this new site!
I think it's only right that the best
music site on the net belongs to "THE BAND"
Also thanks for the American Son au tracks with
Levon. It's still my favorite solo l.p. by Lee
Sun Apr 27 12:23:01 MET DST 1997
Chuck SchulzeFrom: NYC
I've only had a computer for two weeks and must say that this is the best web site I've seen for any group.It's complete,accurate and easy to access.I've benn a fan since the first album and have seen the guys in concert a number of times through the years.
Sun Apr 27 06:13:46 MET DST 1997
As a 40-year-old drummer and half-assed guitar player, I really appreciate access to The Band's music and lyrics. When I listen to Levon Helm, it sounds like I'm listening to my own family ... my own people. Again, thanks.
Sun Apr 27 05:29:33 MET DST 1997
Rod ProwseFrom: Wellington, New Zealand
I have found some sheet music for "The Stones I Throw". It was recorded by some one called Normie Rowe on Sunshine Records.
He looks like a clean cut kid in a woollen jumper.
Sat Apr 26 21:29:56 MET DST 1997
SteveFrom: Atlanta, GA
I have a question about Stage Fright. I have been severely disappointed with the Stage Fright CD. The CD seems to have a pretty severe stereo separation, and the sound in general is, in my opinion, lousy. My LP version seems more "mono" and so the overall sound is richer, less harsh. Is this a common reaction or is it just me? Is the "gold disc" version an improvement over the standard CD--that is, does it sound more like the LP? By the way, beautiful web site.
Sat Apr 26 16:26:20 MET DST 1997
Gregory S.From: Chicago
This must be one of the best music pages on the web! Thanks
for creating such a wonderful site. Long live The Band.
Sat Apr 26 04:07:09 MET DST 1997
OpheliaFrom: New Jersesy
To purchase tickets for the May 10th concert in Montclair, you must either purchase them from a local merchant in Montclair, or, if you live outside the area, you must write to the Chamber of Commerce of Montclair. My tickets arrived in my SASE today. They are $25. each. The "Memphis Soul Review" is listed on the ticket as appearing with The Band.
Fri Apr 25 18:18:33 MET DST 1997
Eddie HodelFrom: Queens, New York
Home page: www.wfuv.org
Congratulations to Jan and the Project Group for the great improvements to The Band Site.
Us Band fans are truely grateful.
Fri Apr 25 15:47:16 MET DST 1997
AnnetteFrom: Halden, Norway
theband.hiof.no - what a succsess !!
Thanks for making me buy my first "theband album"
Keep up the good work !
Fri Apr 25 15:16:30 MET DST 1997
Chris LenoisFrom: Vermont (currently transplanted to NY City, though)
The new site looks terrific. Love the warm colors you've chosen
and the levels of organization you've put in.
Thanks for the effort.
Fri Apr 25 14:46:13 MET DST 1997
Thomas HenriksenFrom: Norway
Home page: http://www.jyu.fi/~enrpena/spock/
Fri Apr 25 13:03:27 MET DST 1997
Serge DaniloffFrom: London, Ontario, Canada
Congratulations to you Jan and your wonderful staff for what will surely be the talk of rock music sites on the Web. You have spent so many long hours of hard work to create all this for our pleasure, and all free to boot. :) This truly has become the official "Band" fan club. No other music site compares or comes close. Thank you all again.
Thu Apr 24 14:12:27 MET DST 1997
Frank GrecoFrom: Staten Island
Excellent Websites. I've been a fan since 1968.
Their concerts were always superb. Robbie's guitar work was a great influence on my style of playing guitar.
I wish Robbie would get back with them. Someone out there help me, Where can I find the sheet music for "Baby, Dont Do It?"
Thu Apr 24 09:25:01 MET DST 1997
Rod ProwseFrom: Wellington , New Zealand
I've just got the Internet today and this is the first site I've accessed.
I've be a big fan of The Band's for years and it's great to see others think the same way.
I guess my favorite song at the momment would have to be "Blues for Breakfast".
Thu Apr 24 07:00:05 MET DST 1997
RichieFrom: My Father's Place
Rick Danko in Roslyn, NY...apr25 516 625-3808
Thu Apr 24 06:22:33 MET DST 1997
What a great resource for long time Bnad lovers like me.
I've been trying to get the sheet music to Twilight.
Thu Apr 24 04:17:14 MET DST 1997
Donna GouldFrom: University @ Albany
I am really looking forward to seeing your completed page. Keep up the good work because I love The Band.
Thu Apr 24 02:52:25 MET DST 1997
Steve BarnettFrom: Los Angeles, California
Love the page. I was watching the great VH-1 special on "The Band" last week and it got me to searching the WEB. Here you guys were, linked from the All Music Guide. Loved the VH-1 Classic album show, espcially when Levon demonstrated how he came up with the drum riff for "Up On Cripple Creek." If anybody can tell me how to get a VHS copy of this show, please E-Mail me. Thanks.
Wed Apr 23 21:32:10 MET DST 1997
Lykke til med de nye - fine sidene!
Champis skaffes til fredag, det samme gjelder rødt
Jeg gleder meg på dine vegne - det ser flott ut.
NÅ KOMMER FLERE UTMERKELSER TIL Å STRØMME PÅ!!
Stor klem fra Mette
Wed Apr 23 17:06:52 MET DST 1997
Rick FichterFrom: Newton, New Jersey
The pages are great! I have just been turned on
to The Band and these pages really told me a lot
about them that I didn't know.
Wed Apr 23 05:14:12 MET DST 1997
Loved the VH1 special! In particular the the scenes from
the video jam shown when Robbie was playing the King Harvest solo. Does
anyone know where this came from? Also I'm looking for the words and guitar
chords for Katie's Been Gone and Reuben Remus.
Wed Apr 23 01:44:03 MET DST 1997
Chris HoffFrom: Savannah, Georgia
I recently came across a home videocassette of the history of the band of, in all places, a base PX in Hinesville, GA. It's quite above acceptable. distributed by ABC video. thought you might want to know.
Tue Apr 22 22:40:39 MET DST 1997
TimFrom: Providence Rhode Island
Wondering if anyone knows of a song dune during the reunion period 85-86 call "All Imaginenation" Im sure a demo was cut. Dont know if it was ever played live. Its a Danko vocal tune. Anyone know if its available?
Tue Apr 22 19:39:24 MET DST 1997
Chris & Gail BellFrom: Cheltenham, England
Home page: http://www.chelt.demon.co.uk
Thank you Serge for the news re Ronnie. What can be said: this is sad news indeed, and the folks in Canada are in our thoughts especially Ronnie of course, and we wish him a very speedy recovery. Thanks for the update, and keep us informed of any more, huh.
Tue Apr 22 19:29:57 MET DST 1997
Jessica HicksFrom: Oxford, UK
Very good - never heard of them till recently, but now I quite like them.
Tue Apr 22 19:00:41 MET DST 1997
R. K. LillyFrom: W.V.
Thanks for the great page. I remember as a teenage
having my own group and trying to play "Chest Fever"
We didn't have any idea what the words really were,
so we guessed. Now thanks to this page I can finally
read them. Last week's VH1 documentary on The Band
made me remember just how wonderful a group they The
Band will always be. It is good to know that others
see it that way as well. Thanks again.
Tue Apr 22 15:21:37 MET DST 1997
Joel JacobssonFrom: Sweden
Home page: http://WWW.Privat.Katedral.SE/~nv95joja/dylan/
What can I say... "Nice page!" or "Keep up the good work" maybe...(?) I got to know about the Band through Bob Dylan and the album "Basement Tapes". I think I will buy a "real" Band-album soon. Don't know which...(?)
Tue Apr 22 13:10:39 MET DST 1997
Serge DaniloffFrom: London, Ontario, Canada
Here's the update on Ronnie Hawkins, as of early this morning in the Canadian press..: " Legendary singer RONNIE HAWKINS was in hospital early Monday awaiting heart tests. The 63 year old Hawkins who lives near Crowe's Landing in eastern Ontario, was in the intensive care unit of Civic Hospital in Peterborough, Ontario. He was diagnosed with heart problems last November. He was expected to be transferred to Ottawa later Monday for testing".
Tue Apr 22 06:55:36 MET DST 1997
Brian CampbellFrom: Cranford, NJ
Does anyone know of any other recordings the Band made with Van Morrison. I know of only 4% pantomime, Tura Lura Lura, and Caravan. If there are other recordings, is there a way I can get my hands on some? Also getting psyched for the Levon solo show at the Wetlands. Hope to see some of you there.
Tue Apr 22 11:56:54 MET DST 1997
Harald HoloneFrom: Halden, Norway
Great web site!
Tue Apr 22 01:48:26 MET DST 1997
Serge DaniloffFrom: London, Ontario, Canada
Hi Band fans... Just heard that Ronnie Hawkins, the father of the Band, suffered a heart attack last night, Sunday April 20th. He is in an intensive care unit in a hospital in Toronto, Ontario. Will update as more news is available...
Mon Apr 21 23:48:33 MET DST 1997
David ParkerFrom: Fort Dodge, IA
Home page: http://jsp.org/fort/
Being a drummer and mandolin player Levon=my idol
Mon Apr 21 00:27:03 MET DST 1997
Jim NotmanFrom: Sacramento, Ca
Great page on the Band. I am so glad that there are
so many people into the Band like me. Missed the VH1
special. If anyone has a video copy of it I sure would
be interested in it. Also would like to know how to get
the uncut 4 cd of the Last Waltz. Thanks very much.
Sun Apr 20 20:12:03 MET DST 1997
Crazy Chester @ Sweet WilliamFrom: Clinton NJ.
"with the cost of living and the price of dying, well it looks like to me this time I won't be buying" RR. I aplaud RR for having the ambition to pursue new musical frontiers and I applaud The Band for rocking on with new and now vital members. Looking for 65 singles, including Leave Me Alone, Go Go Liza Jane and Stones I Throw. I have much rare Band material to trade. HARDCORE FANS.
Sun Apr 20 13:40:16 MET DST 1997
John E. ClarkFrom: Montclair NJ
CONCERT NEWS: The BAND will be appearing in Montclair, New Jersey on May 10, 1997 at 7:30 PM headlining the Downtown Saturday Night Festival (also appearing are the Memphis Soul Review). Tickets are $25.00 in advance, $30.00 at the door, and includes food; a cash bar will be available. Call the Montclair Chamber of Commerce or the Montclair Economic Development Corp. for tickets: 201-744-7660 or 201-509-1188. Email me (I live in Montclair) for directions, info on accommodations. I'd be happy to help.
Sun Apr 20 08:17:45 MET DST 1997
Marc BergmanFrom: Lake Placid, FL
This has been a very pleasurable few hours.
Thanks so much for your hard work and dedication
to a great musical institution. Best wishes,
Sun Apr 20 08:13:25 MET DST 1997
Dan BloodFrom: CALIFORNIA
Over the years I have learned that the members of the Band all contributed their talents, and as Levon said, focusing their intentions (or was in Tensions?) for a time to make some phenomenal music. But their time together had to end. Creative processes are hard to share, especially when they reach the success the Band achieved, we want ownership wehnever possible. The guy who said Robbie was his usual weird self, I don't see it that way. Robbie is just a lot different and couldn't party forever. We all know that their love and comradship for each other was perhaps the biggest reason for the flavor of their music. How you could keep five guys agreeable for 30 years. There's a sadness to it, but heck, they made some unforgetable music while it lasted.
Sun Apr 20 04:24:04 MET DST 1997
David PorterFrom: Minneapolis MN
Music from Big Pink came out when I was still pretty young, and it blew me away as did many subsequent albums. I consider myself lucky to have been able to see them live in their prime, and they still blow me away almost thirty years later. I'm glad so many other people feel the same. Who would'a thunk it?
Sat Apr 19 22:37:36 MET DST 1997
tony a.From: bucks, pa.
just sitting here reading everyone's comments,aint
nothing better than listening to the band and
driving to the races,dirt cars. i sure miss pull-
into the old nazareth speedway,put the tape in and
playing "the weight".
does anyone have a tape of "CALEDONIA"?
well, off to the races at bridgeport.
Sat Apr 19 20:59:50 MET DST 1997
John DonabieFrom: Toronto Canada
For a true "Band" fan there is no other site like
it. Jan you must work very hard at maintaining
such a great site. Anyone know how to find "The
Complete Last Waltz 4 CD set? How about the VH1
Sat Apr 19 06:47:32 MET DST 1997
M. Benton BynumFrom: Attalla, Alabama
Caught the last half of the show on Vh-1-incredible stuff!!! Never has a group of individuals come down the "Music" pike like the Band. Truly the sum is greater than the parts--Thanks guys for all the "tunes" that transcended the typical "ear candy' we had to wade through. Yours was a voice of clarity and purity in a business gone mad. May we all make it "Across the Great Divide".
Sat Apr 19 01:43:18 MET DST 1997
Don and Sean PugatchFrom: Roswell, Georgia
We origiallly missed the first showing at 8:00PM on VH1, but stayed up till the 11:00PM reshowing. I cried when I heard Rocking Chair, especially at the part were Richard, Rick and Levon played their trio. Listening to the band for over 20 years, I sure do miss Richard. For all the fans who missed the program, try to catch it when and if it's replayed. For all of us who miss Richard, listen to "She Knows", get a glass of wine and some tissues, because he will always be with us.
Sat Apr 19 01:15:06 MET DST 1997
Joe CostantinoFrom: Northvale, N.J.
Carnagie was great
The Band was great
This page is great
got some interesting bootlegs recently including
an un-edited un-over-dubbed 4 cd set of The Last
Fri Apr 18 21:15:29 MET DST 1997
Doug MapleFrom: Ann Arbor, Michigan
I have been trying to figure something out for awhile. Is there some sort of fued between Robbie Robertson and Bob Dylan? I know Robbie didn't show up for the Bobfest a few years back - and they just never seem to get together. What gives? I'd love to know. BYe the way, the page is great, and the VH1 special the other night was outstanding!
Fri Apr 18 18:55:12 MET DST 1997
Joe K.From: Central Virginia
Saw the VH-1 special last night, wanted to go *somewhere*
to chat about it. Really enjoyed hearing members talk
about song riffs they liked, playing with mixer console to
bring out the parts.
Was surprised to see how 'country' their image is/was. My
1st exposure, still favorite: w/ Dylan, _Before the Flood_.
Where they simply rock.
Fri Apr 18 18:23:08 MET DST 1997
Charlie RandisiFrom: Rochester, NY
Nice home page. The VH1 show last night brought back a lot of fond memories. Although they didn't appear together on screen, Robbie and Levon were kind in their comments about each other. Could a reconciliation be in the offing?
Fri Apr 18 14:22:09 MET DST 1997
joe linkerFrom: portland, or
great site! thx...
Fri Apr 18 14:12:21 MET DST 1997
HÅKAN TORSTENSSONFrom: SWEDEN
Wonderful pages about The Band.
The Band = rock history,well thats for sure
CHEERS LEVON,GARTH;RICK (and Robbie)
Fri Apr 18 09:11:34 MET DST 1997
Jennifer NealFrom: Virginia
this page is amazing. it is a great tribute to one of the most influential
bands ever. the doc on vh-1 tonight was equally as informative as this
web site. even though i didn't experience the band in their day, i really
love their music for its simplicity and heart. the songs by the band carry
emotion and feeling that represent an entire region and way of life.
Fri Apr 18 05:44:12 MET DST 1997
Bruce FarlowFrom: Indian Rocks Beach Florida
Very cool show on VH-1 tonite. The Band was one of the most influential groups of the 60's & 70's. They played their music simply because they loved it.
Fri Apr 18 04:56:01 MET DST 1997
JAN, NICELY DONE SITE. If anyone saw the VH-1 special tonight, won't you share your comments?
It was a very fine job (for TV) on the band's take on THE BAND and MUSIC FROM BIG PINK. Levon was eloquent. Robbie appeared normally wierd.
Kind of a tribute in a way to Richard manuel. It might possibly spur some more interest
among newer fans. I've not seen these guys on stage...anyone who knows their whereabouts this summer might want to email this info.
Thu Apr 17 02:22:18 MET DST 1997
terry crumpFrom: fort worth, texas
Great stuff! Glad I found it and I look forward to checking back on a regular basis.
The sound samples of the Hawks stuff is fabulous!
Wed Apr 16 07:19:22 MET DST 1997
Jolene ObergFrom: Gresham, Oregon
BAND PAGES ARE GREAT! Attention all Band fans! This week VH1 is showing on Classic Albums at 7 Central
8 p.m. PDT, a review of The Band. Tune in! Turn On! I know this will reach some too late, sorry about that.
I have my tape set and will get it. It will be either Wednesday the 16th or Thursday the 17th. Sorry for all
my relatives and friends in Norway and beyond! Also have collected more stuff on The Band and Robbie Robertson.
Found a Band concert poster from when they played in Portland (The New Band). So....if you are as nuts about these
true musicians as I am...well....! Finished Barney Hoskins book, it is better than Levons...more objective than
Wed Apr 16 02:40:42 MET DST 1997
arleyFrom: central pa
Hello,I enjoy this page very much.It would be fun to get some kind
discussion running live about the band. I like High on the Hog more
with repeated listening.All sorts of stuff is going on in the music.
Jungle Ramble really intrigues me.The band allways sounded really good
when the had an outsider doing vocals.Anyway Garth does his usual on
ramble-you gotta listen but there are all sorts of flavors and nuances to his playing.
and man can he doodle.Id like to gwet a copy of the solo effort he did
as mentioned on this page.enough allready-grweat group,music,and musicians-my favorites.
Tue Apr 15 17:59:29 MET DST 1997
Arve BerntzenFrom: Norway
Takk for en enorm jobb med å samle all denne
informasjonen om ei fantastisk gruppe. Her er
alt man ønsker seg!
Tue Apr 15 09:22:11 MET DST 1997
Mattias FranssonFrom: Sweden
Thank you for all musical inspiration.
Sun Apr 13 21:46:55 MET DST 1997
Ron NelsonFrom: Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
This is a fine tribute to a group of superior musicians. I am amazed that nearly thirty years after BIG PINK was released it still sounds fresh to me, as does the rest of the group's work. Very little else of what appealed to me in the sixties still does. Best regards to all those who still derive enjoyment from the music of THE BAND
Sun Apr 13 13:21:09 MET DST 1997
I LOVED this site!!! My very favorite group of all time is The Band, will love them forever. Sure hope I get to see them this summer. I saw them once before but it was the very first concert they played after Richard Manuel's death and I was very sad. It is nice to know that there are others who love them as much as I do!
Sun Apr 13 06:51:54 MET DST 1997
Joel SchinkeFrom: Greenville, OH
I remember when I first heard "The Weight", on the car radio, cruising with my buddies. Spirituality, mystery, magic. These guys got my attention, and they've kept it for -- what -- 30 years? Thanks for the pleasure, gentlemen.
Sun Apr 13 02:01:53 MET DST 1997
G.T. Koval, Jr.From: Trenton, NJ
Finally had the opportunity to see THE BAND at
The Riverfest at Waterfront Park in Trenton NJ last
September. Thought they were great. Could have
listened to them all night!
Sun Apr 13 00:13:31 MET DST 1997
Chris Calafiore--Guitar Tech/The Band
Site looks great! See you all this Summer on tour!
Sat Apr 12 16:59:39 MET DST 1997
David CareyFrom: Connecticut
Here are the dates for The Band, Jefferson Starship
Missing Man Formation tour this summer. The dates
so far are..6/30 Red Rocks..7/3 Kansas City..7/4
St. Louis..7/5 Nashville..7/7 Atlanta..7/9 Maryland..
7/10 Camden NJ..7/12 Portsmouth NH..7/14 Jones Beach NY..
7/15 Hartford..7/16 Darien Lakes NY..7/18 & 19 TBA.
7/21 Pine Knob MI..7/22 Deer Creek, Ind..7/23 Cleveland..
7/24 Columbus Ohio..7/27 Pittsburgh..7/28 Chicago
should be a great summer !!! If anyone else has more info
please e-mail me. I guess I beat the Band's page
with this info...
Sat Apr 12 13:14:45 MET DST 1997
Ola HolmgrenFrom: Sweden
I would like to get my hands and ears on the bootleg CD:s of The Genuine Basement Tapes, vol.1-5
Sat Apr 12 04:27:00 MET DST 1997
Walter WillaertFrom: Eastpointe, MI
Wonderful site, Jan. A great place to visit for fans of good music.
Sat Apr 12 02:08:50 MET DST 1997
Dave BertinoFrom: Walden, NY
First let me say thank you to Larry for the tapes.
While 69 and 70 sound outstanding, the tape from 76
is what means a lot. Again, thank you.
I'm sitting here reading the guestbook and listening
to the latest Jerry Garcia release with David
Grishman called "Shady Grove." All I can say is
WOW!!! All traditional folk, Jery on five string
banjo, guitar, and vocals. My only endorsement is,
if you can only buy one CD this year, this is the
one. This is Jerry doing what he truly loves. It
kind of reminds me of Clapton's "From The Cradle."
Not the blues, but an artist going back to what what
got them started. God Bless David Grishman for
sharing this with the rest of us.
Fri Apr 11 21:43:52 MET DST 1997
John A. RichardsonFrom: Belair, Maryland
I truly love The Band. Inspiring to know that others feel the same. This website definitely takes the boys Across the Great Divide.
Fri Apr 11 20:42:03 MET DST 1997
MARY JANEFrom: NEW YORK
Rick is playing with Jonas Fjeld and Ian Andersen at the Bottom Line tonight. It's gonna be great.
Jan, great site.
Fri Apr 11 16:13:20 MET DST 1997
Jon D. ParrisFrom: Valdosta, Georgia
Great resource, great info...except you could maybe hook us up with some of these
Fri Apr 11 10:07:36 MET DST 1997
Alma EstradaFrom: Whittier, CA
It's always nice to see how many people still
remember and love the Band. I think they were one
of the GREATEST ROCK 'N ROLL GROUPS OF ALL TIME!
I've been a fan for many years first seeing them
at a very young age with Dylan on the Before The
Flood tour of '74 and then in '84 when Richard
Manuel was still alive. Let's keep the music of
the Band alive forever!!
Fri Apr 11 03:27:37 MET DST 1997
Randy ArnesenFrom: Easton,Maryland
What can I say? I'm a fan God Bless All of you.
Fri Apr 11 03:08:00 MET DST 1997
David CareyFrom: Connecticut
Just heard that The Band, Jefferson Starship &
Missing Man Formation will be doing a summer tour
starting late June/early July...the tour is
suppose to be called The Pirate's Ball..has
anyone heard of any dates yet ??
Thu Apr 10 05:57:15 MET DST 1997
CRAIG LOUISELLEFrom: MINNEAPOLIS, MN.
I've been a faithful follower of The Band since 1977. I have almost
all of their albums (vinyl, cassettes, CD's) (sorry, no 8-tracks).
My wife and I saw them perform at Valleyfair in Shakopee, MN a few
years back -- it was incredible. Ever since I started listening to
The Band, I had wanted to see them perform live. Not only did we see
them live, but we were front row center! I am a part-time drummer and
have performed many Band songs on stage; and am currently keeping these
songs alive, singing all their songs that are available on karaoke disks.
Keep going, guys! Signed,
A Fan Forever
Wed Apr 9 18:46:03 MET DST 1997
Jim CoyleFrom: Phoenix
Wed Apr 9 16:31:05 MET DST 1997
Sue ChambersFrom: Nampa, Idaho
From what i've seen so far-I like it- I'm happy to see there is a home page on the band, They are one of my favorite groups and I miss their music.
Tue Apr 8 23:03:37 MET DST 1997
TONY RUSSOFrom: BURBANK,CA (ORIGINALLY PA)
GREEK THEATRE! I CAN'T WAIT!!!
Tue Apr 8 02:48:13 MET DST 1997
leslieFrom: Toronto Canada
Okay, please ignore my request, I found much of what I need right here (thanks Jan!) Just need guitar chords for Ophelia and It Makes No Difference.
Tue Apr 8 02:40:10 MET DST 1997
LeslieFrom: Toronto, Canada
HELP! I need the music for The Band and am told that it is not published. I need guitar chords only, for all the "classics". can anyone help? Thanks!
Mon Apr 7 21:02:43 MET DST 1997
Mike TepperFrom: Stamford, Connecticut
The Band kicks ass
Mon Apr 7 18:59:05 MET DST 1997
Peter J. LeeFrom: Taylor, MI
Looks like an excellent source for info on one of my all-time favorite bands. Robbie's solo efforts are awesome. Also, Levon's book "This Wheel's on Fire" is a must read for any fans.
Mon Apr 7 16:43:42 MET DST 1997
SHARON GEHRINGERFrom: HAMPSHIRE IL
Mon Apr 7 06:03:00 MET DST 1997
Ben ConneryFrom: Brisbane, Australia
As a Band fan I was amazed when I finally found
a page as extensive and thorough as this one.
Although the situation has improved somewhat it
was difficult to get information and cd's of
The Band here in Australia.
A standing ovation for this site for providing,
through the wonders of technology and a fast modem,
up to date and interesting information on the
greatest band of all time.
Sun Apr 6 22:35:01 MET DST 1997
Sam MillsFrom: Greenville, NC 27834
Glad to see this great band on the WWW. One one the greatest live albums of all time has to be "Rock of Ages". This was the one that really got me interested in The Band.
Sun Apr 6 08:34:03 MET DST 1997
Robert Christian MoscropFrom: Aurora Utah
When my kids are through pounding out their rap music on the(my!)stereo I put on the band for them and they love it.God love em! and God Love the Band!
Sat Apr 5 06:53:38 MET DST 1997
michael arthurFrom: NSW, Australia
I've just found this info on The Band on a friend's computer and think it is brilliant. Just got hold of a copy of Rick Danko's solo 1977 album and love it. Come to Australia!!
Fri Apr 4 20:37:11 MET DST 1997
John W. RemingtonFrom: Pendleton Oregon USA
Thank you for the site. I find that the Band, along with contemporary Van Morrison are some of the few legitimate artists that enable me to transcend the noise of the city and speak to another time, that alothough it may have never truly existed. It is a time and place found in only the greatest of American western films. A mythical place where space, landscape and spirit preside. But writing about their music is a waste of time. It is not meant to be written about but rather listened to and lived in.
Fri Apr 4 07:27:51 MET DST 1997
Dan BloodFrom: California
I really love to visit this site. I've been a fan of the Band a long time. In high school I wrote a review of Rock of Ages in the school newspaper. Hate to admit it but I borrowed a few things from Rolling Stone critic Ralph Gleason, who sang the praises of the Band all the time. I try the best I can to imagine how the Band must have sounded in the midst of the Doors, Stones, Hendricks, Cream, Beatles etc. I play Beatles records and think that yes these guys are good, polished songs, clever tunes and lyrics (partly credit Mr.George Martin who produced the Beatles stuff) and then when I grow tired of them I put on the Band and that soulful, traditional, unassuming amalgamation of all things Americana reminds me that yeah this is cool and refreshing and plays well over and over again. Two personal favorites of mine are Rockin' Chair and Look out Cleveland (which will be appropiate to play when the Indians win the World Series--have they won that yet?)
Fri Apr 4 00:40:44 MET DST 1997
albert fontsFrom: barcelona.spain
for those fans of the band:thanks for remember them.they are my favorite band of classic rock.i got you in my soul.
Thu Apr 3 18:48:56 MET DST 1997
DAVID CAHILLANEFrom: NORTHAMPTON, MA
SO FAR SO GOOD, JUST GOT STARTED.
Thu Apr 3 07:53:24 MET DST 1997
T.T.From: Austin, TX
Remembering the soul of the Band, Richard Manuel-- born this day,1944.
Thu Apr 3 02:30:35 MET DST 1997
Travis "Uncle Trav" CrumFrom: Eugene, OR
The best music is timeless, and nothing embodies this truth more than the music of the Band. Man, could those cats SING! For those in search of some lesser-heard material, check out the song "Acadian Driftwood" on the album "Northern Lights/Southern Cross." This cut reveals the Band in their full glory-- Robbie's anthropological songwriting, Richard, Rick and Levon singing to beat the Band (is this possible?) and an overall gorgeous arrangement enhanced by Garth's multi-instumental skills. Perhaps their last perfect tune.
Wed Apr 2 20:03:10 MET DST 1997
Jason BaldridgeFrom: Columbus, GA
Thanks to everyone for recognizing the genius of The Band.
Wed Apr 2 19:08:31 MET DST 1997
Free SpiritFrom: 2031 S 650 E Akron, Indiana 46910 Love Native music
Wed Apr 2 06:30:55 MET DST 1997
Bud HendershotFrom: St. Augustine, Florida
This is my third time writing - great page, of course. I am writing because Rick Danko played at the Milltop Tavern here in St. Augustine on Sunday, March 30. I brought my wife and kids. Rick was in great voice, and personable as always.
Unfortunately, there was one table full of drunken idiots that really just about ruined it for many of us in the room.
It was great to see Rick in such an intimate setting, and my son got one of Rick's flatpicks, brought it home and framed it.
Rick, wherever you are, thanks! From the guy with the two kids with Band shirts and hats on in St. Augustine. Long live the Band! And Long Live This Page!
Tue Apr 1 22:54:35 MET DST 1997
Bill ArmstrongFrom: Hollywood, FL
Home page: http://www.wsvn.com/~staff/beck
I saw Rick Danko do a solo gig in Delray Beach, FL last Saturday night.....he was great! I love that guy!