The Band Guestbook, May '97Below are the entries in the Band guestbook from May 1997.
Sat May 31 06:46:48 MET DST 1997
AKio MiharaFrom: Foster City CA
As I have been so busy in the last two months, I miss VH1 show.
Does anyone have recorded tape ? Can I borrow it for couple weeks ?
Anyway, this is a worst mistake in this 1997 for me.
Sat May 31 03:24:35 MET DST 1997
Aaron HackettFrom: Goderich, Ontario
I would like to know if you will be touring Canada sometime in the future. I would like you to give me more information on the Band. I read the book this wheels on fire four times and need to know more. I also plan to visit Richards grave this summer in stratford not to far away. Can you please write me back with concert information for Ontario. thank you . Aaron Hackett.
Sat May 31 01:23:14 MET DST 1997
CUNNINGHAM J RFrom: GARDINER NY
it all began with the band.Paul Delaney is the man 5/31/97. RANDO europe 97.::::::::::::::::
Fri May 30 23:53:08 MET DST 1997
DUANE RUTTERFrom: SIMCOE ONTARIO CANADA
HELLO FELLOW BAND LOVERS:BEING FROM SIMCOE,THE BAND IS NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART.RICKS FATHER TOM WORKED AT THE FACTORY WHERE I AM EMPLOYED UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO.AS WELL RICKS BROTHER TERRY (CURRENTLY A MEMEBER OF THE HAWKS) IS A DEAR FREIND WITH WHOM I'VE SHARED THE STAGE A NUMBER OF TIMES.MY SIMCOE CONNECTION HAS ALLOWED ME TO MEET RICK A NUMBER OF TIMES AND I'VE ALWAYS BEEN IMPRESSED WITH THE WAY HE ALWAYS MADE TIME FOR THE FANS WHO WOULD COME BACK STAGE,REGARDLESS OF WHAT HE WAS DOING AT THE TIME.
I MET THE HAWK IN 1995 WHEN HE CAME TO SIMCOE TO PUT TOGETHER THE NUCLEUS OF HIS CURRENT BAND.JERRY BAIRD,JIMMY ATKINSON & TERRY DANKO HAD PLAYED WITH THE HAWK YEARS EARLIER BEFORE GOING SOLO AS BEARFOOT (ANYONE REMEBER "RIGHT ON"?).i SPOKE TO RONNIES WIFE OVER THE PHONE A FEW DAYS AGO AND WHILE HE WAS RECOVERING FROM ANGIOPLASTY AND IN SOME DISCOMFORT,SHE ASSURED ME THAT HE WAS INDEED ON THE MEND.I WAS VERY DISTURBED TO HERE ABOUT RICKS TROUBLE IN JAPAN AND AM AS IN THE DARK ABOUT WHATS HAPPENING AS ANYONE SO I WILL BE FOLLOWING THIS GREAT WEBSITE WITH MUCH INTEREST.ALSO ANYONE WANTING TO CONNECT WITH ME ABOUT THE BAND CAN FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME AT THE ABOVE E-MAIL ADDRESS.OH YEAH,I MUST TELL YOU ALL THAT I DRIVE BY THE "BIG PINK" FARM ALL THE TIME AND IT IS STILL OWNED BY RICKS BROTHER "JUNIOR".
Fri May 30 19:26:20 MET DST 1997
Wanda & Dennis CooperFrom: Saugerties, N.Y.
Folks, the promoter for Saturday evening's Middlesex County Fairgrounds show tells me there's
sill tickets for sale (forget the price, but it's VERY reasonable).
The fairgrounds are on Cranberry Road off Route 18.
Fri May 30 07:02:16 MET DST 1997
Stefan SchemmFrom: Röthenbach/Pegnitz/Germany
great web site; can you help me finding lyric sheet of The Band.
Fri May 30 04:47:09 MET DST 1997
George WyldeFrom: upstate NY
loved the band even before I knew who they were. Some buddies and I driving around Woodstock area back in 70, stumbled into a bar where they were practicing. I sez "boy those guys are pretty good". Soon after one day I was perusing the stacks at a New Paltz record store when I saw the pink house and some other familiar sites...bought it, listened to it, on so it goes. My favorite time seeing them was at an old train station turned bar/supperclub in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. they arrived about midnight lookin a little haggard, but boy did they play. It was later that year when I learned of the passing of Richard, oh richard...love ya levon...enjoy seeing you popup in the various unlikey spots from time to time...godspeed rick
Thu May 29 18:52:13 MET DST 1997
Home page: Ann International
I'm a "Band" fan...musicwise! But I do feel disappointed when adults who wield such power in the world and esp. are idolized by young people, irresponsibly shrug off the incredible influence they have and present themselves such poor examples in a world so filled with the wrecked lives and hopeless futures of many of these younger fans. I have just spent 20 months behind bars, so to speak, with a young person who was involved with drugs and eventually burglary... it has not been easy for me, and I would urge anyone thinking of starting along this road to seriosly reconsider! Resist ALL pressure! It is VERY easy to get into prison but one hell of a battle to get out and stay out... not to speak of the risk to your life and future!
Thu May 29 04:23:43 MET DST 1997
Scott AdairFrom: St. Louis
Boy do I feel like a schmuck! I should have read the guestbook BEFORE writing in it! Sorry folks. I have a feeling Rick will be back better than ever real soon.
Thu May 29 04:14:02 MET DST 1997
Scott AdairFrom: St. Louis
Very nice site. Any truth to the story about Rick Danko being apprehended in England for heroine possession?
Thu May 29 01:25:17 MET DST 1997
John ClarkFrom: Montclair NJ
Anybody got the scoop on the May 31 show at the Middlesex County Fairgrounds? And does anyone have recent news about Rick?
Wed May 28 00:42:00 MET DST 1997
mike kozubFrom: pgh. pa.
new to the internet, long time fan of the band. glad to see all of the interest the band still has. the web page is great. keep it up!!!
Tue May 27 13:48:33 MET DST 1997
Karl WallendszusFrom: Oxford, UK
In response to Dan Blood's comment about the new Greil Marcus book:
I was at a book signing in London yesterday at which Marcus talked
about the Basement Tapes and his book. I asked him why he didn't deal
with many of the basement songs The Band did without Dylan
(e.g. Ain't No More Cane, Bessie Smith). He said it was because those
tracks on the 1975 Columbia album are not "real" basement songs - they
were recorded in New York City sometime later and included on the album
"to increase The Band's presence". Anyone know any more about this?
Incidentally, I also asked him if he knew anything about Rick's troubles
in Japan - he didn't, and seemed rather alarmed to hear about it.
Thanks to Jan for doing a great job on revamping this site.
Tue May 27 09:02:18 MET DST 1997
(gopher) george rollinsFrom: charleston, wv
howdy, again! looks like the last part of my
initial message got eaten by the cybermice...
i was just saying: hope the Band in general, re-
main healthy and musically inspired, or at least
satisfied, and continue to make their timeless
brand of american music for years to come,
regardless of the current public commercial
taste, for all those who have the inclination to
listen, for themselves, and for (as keith richards
would argue) the sake of finding out just how
far the music will take them! Buddahdharma to
Mon May 26 19:13:38 MET DST 1997
Home page: http://members.aol.com/awcliffy/kliff/gd.html
Mon May 26 19:02:18 MET DST 1997
Daniel H.From: Austin, TX
You guys are great, saw The Band the last time
you were in Austin, please come back soon,
Mon May 26 18:28:15 MET DST 1997
Chris & Gail BellFrom: Cheltenham, England
Home page: http://www.chelt.demon.co.uk
Happy Birthday Levon!! Hey, better not make any of 'em jokes about you & Stevie, huh...as you never know, it could start up rumours, ha ha! (& for those of ya wondering what the heck we're on about, surprise, surprise, Levon and Stevie Nicks share the same birthday) Anyway, we hope you're having a real good time Levon, & what difference does another year make, huh. Our thoughts are also very much with Rick, and we'd like to thank all of you guys for in the meanwhile keeping The Band on the road. And ya know, despite our recent (apparently ill-founded?) criticisms, you've certainly our continued support and we're sure rooting for ya all...keep up the faith guys. Hey, all you Band fans out there! Recently we talked about the great Tom Pacheco album, definitely not one to miss. Well here's another great Band-related CD we discovered. Check out "High or Hurtin'" by Blackie & The Rodeo Kings. This is a group specially gotten together by Band friend, Colin Linden & a couple of other guys, to perform the songs of one Willie P. Bennett, and it's a bunch of *great* songs & playing. Brilliant stuff. Band-man Richard Bell also appears on several tracks (you can find out more on the album via this web site) Oh, & don't forget Colin's great albums too, particularly outstanding is "Through The Storm, Through The Night", also with contributions from Band members. Sounds like the forthcoming Scotty Moore project with The Band is gonna be real good too, huh...looking forward to that. Anyway, happy music listening to all! Also our thanks again to Jan for these great Band pages.
Mon May 26 17:33:34 MET DST 1997
Dan BloodFrom: California
This Sunday's LA Times Book Review (May 25) had an article on a new book by Greil Marcus called the Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes, Holt Publishers $22.50. The book is about the time period when Dylan and the Band made the Basement recordings, specifically, Marcus reviews the the 5 disc package, "the Genuine Basement Tapes whick, is both larger and smaller than the 2 disc Columbia realease of 1975" They added all the outtakes and alternate versions of songs but left out all the songs that the Band members sung lead on. Rats. Marcus writes as a socioligist or an anthropologist so its highly intellectual stuff. The Basements tapes would be the record that Marcus would want if he could take one with him to a desert island.
Mon May 26 15:33:33 MET DST 1997
Lars PedersenFrom: Pine Bush,NY
I was at the Music Shed in Norfolk, CT yesterday
and I saw the Band. The other enties are correct, there WAS something missing, and his name is Rick Danko. Still, the Band is a class
act and worth seeing. I thought most of them
played well, especially Jim Weider and Mike
Dunn. I agree with Lou that Garth looked a
Mon May 26 15:25:20 MET DST 1997
Erik GislasonFrom: Uppsala, Sweden
Home page: http://www.privat.katedral.se/~sp96ergi/
I think they're good, because they have played
with Neil Young!
Mon May 26 11:58:59 MET DST 1997
Rusty CooperFrom: Macon, Georgia
Raised in Macon Ga. Born there 45 yars ago. been a fan forever. Blessed to have been around some of the best jams ever to come from the South. Thanx for yall!!!!and all you've ever done!!!!!! Keep on rockin' Rusty @!!!!!!!!!!
Mon May 26 01:38:53 MET DST 1997
Lou ProfileFrom: Danbury, Conn
I just saw the Music Shed concert in Norfolk
(afternoon show) and I'm pretty sure it was
the worst Band concert I've ever gone to.
It wasn't just speakers. The vocals were
poor, except for Levon's. Rick Danko was
missed. Garth was having a hard time of it
today, I felt bad for him. On the positive side,
I thought Jim Weider never played better. And
FNG Mike Dunn did a real nice job on bass.
These guys need a vocalist until Rick gets
Mon May 26 00:20:35 MET DST 1997
Toni & Mike AugustaFrom: Connecticut
Just returned from THE MUSIC SHED in Norfolk, CT. MUCH, MUCH, MUCH TOO SHORT! Levon and Garth look and sound great but the sound (which should have been perfect in that place) was terrible for the first few songs. Maybe it was one of the speakers. Sad not to see Danko, too. Hope he gets his shit together and that you all come back to Norfolk and really rock the night away!
Sun May 25 19:40:38 MET DST 1997
Dai JeffriesFrom: Aldershot, Hampshire, UK
In reply to David Whitman's question, "The Dark-Town Strutters' Ball" is an old American dance hall song written by a guy called Shelton Brooks. I can only guess that the Band used the line because it was so appropriate.
Sun May 25 16:29:37 MET DST 1997
Steven L. MarchickFrom: Atherton, California
We need more shows at he FILLMORE in San Francisco.
With Jerry gone, we need you guys!!!!
Sun May 25 15:00:18 MET DST 1997
One more thing...you should not have these entries
italicized...very difficult to read!
Sun May 25 14:49:13 MET DST 1997
Danielle FerrusiFrom: Connecticut
Hi Uncle Rick and Aunty Elizabeth!
I didn't know I could contact you this way! Hope to
see you soon!
Danielle, Tod and Ophelia!
P.S. Love the website, but I'd change the background
Sun May 25 05:43:57 MET DST 1997
Steven SEllorsFrom: NB, Canada
Great site! Buuuuuuuut.... the RealVideo isn't working. Keep up the good!
Sat May 24 14:36:42 MET DST 1997
Wanda & Dennis CooperFrom: Saugerties, N.Y.
TICKETS, WHO NEEDS TICKETS ???
Just a reminder folks, there're still tickets available for
this Sunday's shows at the Music Shed in Norfolk, Ct.
Show times are two(2) p.m. and eight(8) p.m.
The Music Shed's conveniently located on U.S. Rt. 44,
just over the NY/Ct border from Poughkeepsie. For
folks coming from the south, take the Taconic Pkwy
north to Rt. 44, then head east, over the Ct. border,
then stay on Rt. 44 east to Norfolk. It's not that far...
The promoter tells us the acoustics are perfect.
We'll see ya there!
Wanda, Dennis, Martin & the gang
Sat May 24 13:31:07 MET DST 1997
(gopher) george rollinsFrom: charleston, west virginia, usa
the site itself is outstanding...i been following these guys since 1970, when my 10th grade
english teacher turned me on to them, while allowing me to sit in on his sculpting sessions,
wherein the band's music played loudly as pos-
sible,within the boarding-school environment.
sorry to hear of danko's troubles.. when the
band appeared on mountain stage last, it was
noted that he appeared more than a tad overweight...though if i had lost a son, i don't
know how i might respond, we certainly hope hkeeps on the sunny side, and the band, in
Fri May 23 23:03:41 MET DST 1997
Randy TylerFrom: Cumberland,Maryland U.S.A.
Hello, Very nice site! I hope to catch The Band this summer!
Fri May 23 22:57:44 MET DST 1997
Jonathan Lake Jr.From: New York
Very pleased to find a Band web site, and what a site!
Fri May 23 21:14:19 MET DST 1997
Rob DareFrom: Darlington, Maryland
The only group I have never seen that I've really wanted to.. seen the Doors, Dylan, CSN, &Y, Tull, Dead (all but the Doors many times)...but something(or one) always got in the way of Levon, Rick, and the gang. Hope to catch the Pirate's Ball @ Merriweather in July. Peace and love.
Fri May 23 19:38:26 MET DST 1997
Daria BrooksFrom: Rosewood CA
Home page: http://members.aol.com/pincin/pincin.html
This is an absolutely gorgeous website, so thanks for all the hard work done to make it look so great! It's a brilliant piece of work, as befits the gentlemen it honors! Long live The Band!
Fri May 23 14:44:15 MET DST 1997
I really enjoyed finding this site! Thanks to Jan Hoiberg and others for doing such a great job in creating and maintaining it.
Reading the comments from fellow fans of The Band restores my faith in humanity. It is great to see there are still so many devoted fans of the group.
Danko played a solo performance in an old movie theater (Variety Playhouse) in Atlanta a few years ago. In a newspaper interview he declared he was sober. I took that to mean he was also drug free. His show was terffic. Afterwards he graciously came out to shake hands, and greet folks. I hope he can find his way home.
A question that always puzzeled me about The Band; is why were they never particularly popular in the South? So many of their songs have an old South flavor. Any thoughts?
Fri May 23 07:54:37 MET DST 1997
Ray GriffesFrom: Port Said/Cairo Egypt
Nice sight! Major fan since they played behind Dylan, pre-Big Pink.
Fri May 23 00:40:32 MET DST 1997
Robert BruceFrom: Berrien Springs, Michigan
First of all, I'd like to send kudos to Jan for an INCREDIBLE website...special thanks for the video clips! Thanks for all of the (obvious) hard work that you've put into it. Second of all, my best wishes and thoughts to Rick Danko. I truly hope that this incident is merely a misunderstanding and not a relapse, as he was supposed to have cleaned up in the late 80's. But, my best wishes go out to him. I had a chance to see him and the rest of The Band in Chicago last year, and they put on a great show.
I sat about 15 yards away from Garth, and it was one of the most enjoyable experieces of my life. Afterwards, I managed to get Levon, Rick, and Jim's autographs on my copy of Levon's book.
Again, thanks Jan for a great site!
Thu May 22 23:29:08 MET DST 1997
Joshua PellandFrom: Monson MA
Home page: www.pelland.com/Joshua/home.html
I was surprised to see that The Band had such a nice site about it. I picked up some useful sheet music that hopefully I can convert to piano. Thanks!
Thu May 22 23:07:00 MET DST 1997
Luis E. LoucksFrom: New York City
My bandmate and I feel like a friend has been
busted. We both had the priviledge of
meeting Rick at The Bottom Line recently. myself
several times. Please tell Rick that he has lots,
TONS of Love and support filled with good Kharma
being transmitted to him from NY.
We Love you Ricky, come back home SOON and stay
the F*** out of Japan from now on dammit!
Luis E. Loucks
Thu May 22 22:06:37 MET DST 1997
Colin B.From: Georgetown, TX
Nice pages. Love The Band.
Thu May 22 03:02:39 MET DST 1997
Rick QuinnFrom: Matthews, NC
Any update on The Hawk's condition. I do hope he is well. Also, any truth to the rumor that Rick was in the slammer in Japan. It sounded a little fishy. I took the time this week to really listen to Big Pink again. Wow
Wed May 21 21:18:32 MET DST 1997
Tom NewmanFrom: NJ
That's a beauty Clark.
Wed May 21 15:46:24 MET DST 1997
Minoru YamamotoFrom: Hiroshima, Japan
The Band is very popular here in Japan. Glad to
have found their great web site. Thank you.
(The Band guestbook was closed for new entries from May 13 to May 21)
Tue May 13 03:19:47 MET DST 1997
John E. ClarkFrom: Montclair NJ
Saw the boys in Montclair on Saturday night -- sans Rick Danko. While the unidentified replacement bassist was an adequate thumper, well, he ain't Rick. And we all know just how important Rick is not just as a vocalist and energetic force of the group, but how critical his bass playing, and its interplay with the drums, is to the Band's sound. I've heard the rumors, and I'd rather not consider their implications considering Rick's age and history. It was very odd that no one addressed or explained his absence, which, had the circumstances been innocent, would have been forthcoming. Hmmmmmmmm.
The performance was hurt by Rick's absence, though Garth (as usual) had some brilliant shining moments. And they managed to kick it for a number of cuts (e.g., Chest Fever, Willie & the Hand Jive). Rick's vocal replacement, who also strummed on an acoustic/electric, was, in a word, substandard. But, the Band on their worst day is better than anyone else I can think of on a good day.
The crowd was great too -- lots of Band people, not just townies out for a Saturday night. See you all at the Fairgrounds on the 31st.
Mon May 12 21:12:24 MET DST 1997
Paul SchoningerFrom: Lexington, KY
The show scheduled for Thursday, May 15 in Lexington, KY has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, June 4. I understand due to Mr. Danko
being a guest of a local jail in Japan. Yikes.
Mon May 12 20:51:07 MET DST 1997
Rick FichterFrom: Newton, NJ
Does anyone have any info about the Band concert
at the Middlesex County Fair Grounds? Time? Price?
If so, please e-mail me. Thanks.
Mon May 12 19:41:16 MET DST 1997
David WhitmanFrom: Denver, Colorado, USA
Well now, what a great thing! I've been a fan of The Band since the late 60's when my older brother brought home a copy of their eponymous second album. I was nine years old & have been listening, amazed and impressed, ever since. Mainly I've been listening to the group's early output, plus the stuff that's on the new boxed set. One thing I've been wondering about: That quote on the album jacket for THE BAND from "The Darktown Strutters Ball." Does anyone know the origin of that? Any lore about why they used that quote? This is the first time I've posted to this site (or any Web site for that matter, I've only just gotten a computer). What's great is that while I senses there must be a lot of people out there who, like me, dig The Band, I've never actually met one.
Mon May 12 03:56:36 MET DST 1997
David CareyFrom: Connecticut
Yes the terrible rumour I've heard is that Rick
Danko got busted in Japan. I'm not going to post
any other details, I got abuse for the summer tour
dates that I posted here weeks back...I've heard 2
different stories, e-mail me if you want the details.
Mon May 12 03:36:53 MET DST 1997
Rumor has it that Danko is in a Japanese jail.
Mon May 12 02:52:07 MET DST 1997
I saw The Band in Montclair,NJ on Saturday, May 10.
Rick Danko was not there. I felt kind of ripped off
that they were even billed as The Band. Anybody out there
know why he wasn't there?
Sun May 11 19:50:22 MET DST 1997
TimFrom: Providence Rhode Island USA
Love the page, love the changes. How about a chatroom, would love to trade stories with fellow fans. What do you say?
Sun May 11 18:47:36 MET DST 1997
Dai JeffriesFrom: Aldershot, Hampshire, UK
Found this site by chance on a lazy Sunday afternoon browse so I put CD 1 of "Across The Great Divide" on and settled down to explore. Keep The Faith.
Sun May 11 06:40:36 MET DST 1997
Greta Myers-MillardFrom: Oklahoma
Thanks for having a great Website on the Band
and my favorite person ROBBIE ROBERTSON,
I AM A GREAT FAN OF HIS....
Sun May 11 03:47:31 MET DST 1997
HermanFrom: Farmington MN
Home page: http://idt.net/~janicec9/
The frist time i saw the band was 1969 in Minnesota
at some open air thing,what got me was that there sound on there lps and live were the same great stuff,i spent alot of nites to the sound of the band and to this day have there tapes in my rv to here when iam traveling down the road,this is one great site and will bookmark it,when we got time to kill.
Fri May 9 23:45:18 MET DST 1997
Terry BryantFrom: Niles, Illinois
Home page: www.infinitypub.com
Well Done! This is definitely one of the best
Artists Web sites I've seen. It great to see that
so many people are digging the Band again. They
are on of the most influential, yet somehow
unknown groups of the rock era. Let's all keep
spreading the gospel of the Band!
Fri May 9 19:54:43 MET DST 1997
C.J.SvageraFrom: Papillion, Nebraska
I am 16 years old and have been a fan ever since my
dad showed me The Last Waltz last year. I am happy
to have found this site.
Fri May 9 03:21:34 MET DST 1997
R QuinnFrom: Matthew, NC
I'm pleased to have found the site. The Band was an intense turning point for me. It is good to find this site. It brings me back to Watkins Glen and 73 and how good it felt and stoll feels to be into The Band.
Thu May 8 14:43:57 MET DST 1997
Robin BridsonFrom: Utica, NY
Please e-mail me at RLB8963@AOL.COM the name of THE BAND's management company, contact person, address and e-mail ASAP as I would like to book THE BAND. Thank you!
Thu May 8 05:03:09 MET DST 1997
Michael BradleyFrom: Barboursville, West Virginia
It's not easy finding info on The Band on the net. So when I found your website I was very excited. It is laid out perfect and you have a ton of great information. I loved the Audio Files and Video Clips section, and the lyrics section excellant. My wife and I went to Canada for vacation and I made her stop in Cleveland OH just so I could go in and see anything they had on The Band. I read some of the other guest entries but I think that Levon Helm has one of the greatest voices in rock and roll.
Thu May 8 04:06:49 MET DST 1997
May 10 NJ Concert -- Last Chance!!From: 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.
Thu May 8 01:20:16 MET DST 1997
Buddy PopeFrom: Macon, Georgia
This is a great site - I'd encourage everyone to read This Wheel's on Fire - Levon's a great story teller!
Thu May 8 00:03:26 MET DST 1997
Sture SkoglundFrom: Norway
Home page: http://www.geocities.com/wallstreet/5491/
Utmerket side, selv om det først så ut som om
dere hadde brukt frames, men det tok jeg altså
feil. Jeg treffer vel deg på Fenris, Jan..
Wed May 7 16:39:50 MET DST 1997
Neil RothfederFrom: Woodstock, N.Y.
Couldn't stay long today but look forward to stopping back again soon. In the meantime, this seems to be a well-thought-out and well-put-together site, with the excitement of the group which gave American rock new roots. Keep it up!!!
Tue May 6 21:50:24 MET DST 1997
Peter KinnearFrom: Calgary Alberta
To G.L. - I've lost your address but have the pictures and would like to send along. Also can be reached at email@example.com
Tue May 6 21:41:57 MET DST 1997
TheresaFrom: Northern NJ
I just found this site today and I LOVE it!!! Haven't seen The Band in a while, but now I know where to find them. Thanks for a great page!
Tue May 6 20:44:20 MET DST 1997
ArleyFrom: central pa
jan -nice redesign of what continues to be the best music site.
does anyone care to share an opinion on the Japanese import "the band is back"?
how is the sound quality,where can it be had? the Mtv special was fun.Lets flood mtv to get the band on unplugged.
Tue May 6 14:52:56 MET DST 1997
GudmundurFrom: Fredrikstad Norway (Grundarfjörður Iceland)
Home page: http://indy.hiof.no/~gg
Knall bra, helt enkelt!
Tue May 6 14:20:05 MET DST 1997
Dylan WaghFrom: A.Y.Jackson S.S. in kanata, ontario, canada
You guys rock, you rule the world inside and outside. Way to be man I love you guys, you're all `a bunch of way cool rockers, like me. There aren't enough of us in the world. Long live the rock'n'roll GODS.
Mon May 5 19:13:17 MET DST 1997
Dave BertinoFrom: Walden, NY
I guess I may be in the minority on Derf's
question of who has been missed most, Robbie
or Richard. First, I don't think you can seperate
the two of them as far as worth goes. They both
contributed to the overall sound. While Richard
may have been the principle voice of the group,
whithout the lyrics and music provided by Robbie, the voiice would have been silent.
The loss of Richard to the grouop was immediately recognizable because of the vocals, the loss of Robbie has taken longer to manifest itself because the band wwas relying on old material to carry it through. Take a look at the last two releases, Jericho and High On The Hog, and you wont see but a couplle of original tunes. Robbie's loss becomes moore apparent every day. Dave
Mon May 5 12:27:26 MET DST 1997
MIGUEL FERNANDEZ RODRIGUEZFrom: spain
Mon May 5 02:25:57 MET DST 1997
HenryFrom: New Jersey
My wife and I saw Levon and the Crowmatics last night in NYC. The highlights of the show were the songs he did off of the album "Levon Helm and the RCO All-Stars". He sang "Blues So Bad", "Milk Cow Boogie", "Rain Down Tears" and "A Mood I Was In". We recently purchased this album, and cannot stop listening to it. Levon did not play any drums, but he did give it his all with his singing and harmonica playing. The "Crowmatics" were comprised of seven other musicians. The only ones that I recognized were Randy Ciarlante and Tom Malone, who was referred to on stage. The other musicians were never introduced. I am so enamored with Levon's one solo album on CD, that I am on the hunt for his others in used record stores. Any help in this area would be much appreciated.
Mon May 5 01:06:41 MET DST 1997
Bob CianciFrom: Highland Lakes, NJ
Nice site! I only saw The Band once-back in the '70's at the old Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, NJ. They were the opening act for some megabucks rock band...can't remember who. Anyway, The Band was great, even though they fluffed a few chords here and there. I recall one mistake that sent a few of them, Robbie included, into a fit of laughter. Although I admire them for soldiering on, I think their best days are long behind them. But, so what? They're an American musical institution and still deserve more recognition. To close, I live about an hour and one half from Woodstock, NY, so I'm thinking about going up one day and looking for the pink house.
Mon May 5 00:36:29 MET DST 1997
TaylorFrom: Montgomery, AL
I would like to respond to the comment made by Derf from New York. I completely agree with the statement that the loss of Richard affected The Band much more than that of Robbie. Richard was their guiding light. His voice gave The Band so many different styles of sound. Robbie wrote most of the songs, but without Richard's voice to bring it home the songs were nowhere near as amazing.
Sun May 4 09:59:31 MET DST 1997
Yoni MoladFrom: Tel-Aviv, Israel
Hey all you bandfans,
Just want to congratuat Jan on the new version of this incredible site.
I hope all who got to see the Band live this year have had a great time, sure wish they would tour Israel one day (ye, right)
Keep on Keepin' on...
I'm only 17..from the new generation of Band fans, not many of us around.
Sun May 4 04:54:09 MET DST 1997
Rob BrownFrom: Roanoke, Virginia
I have loved The Band since I was in college in
the 70's. I've got all their CD's and several
videos. I taped their appearance on "The Road".
I missed taping them on the radio when they played
Mountain Stage in West Virginia. It was an encore
performance on public broadcasting. Last Christmas
I met Garth Hudson's first cousin,s Keith Hudson,
at Valley View Mall in Roanoke. He monogrammed
three hats for me with "The Band" logo. I'm so
proud of them I wear them at work every day with a
coat and tie! I saw them live at Festival in the
Park in downtown Roanoke on their Jerico Tour.
I'm 45 years old and hope to be listening to them
for another 45 years!
Sun May 4 00:53:47 MET DST 1997
Linda CantaraFrom: Lexington, KY
I've been following this web site since 1994--so glad to see that it's getting even better. Just bought tickets to the Band's show here in Lexington on May 15th. I'm taking my kids--ages 9 thru 14--who learned to love the Band because their dad, my husband, who passed away on Jan 26th, was an avid fan and listened to Levon and the boys everyday (and thanks to Levon's drum video he even taught himself to play the drums at age 49).Thanks, Jan.
Sat May 3 03:57:11 MET DST 1997
DerfFrom: New York
I would like people to comment on the following proposition; Richard Manuel's loss to the music of "The Band" was more significant than that of J. Robbie Robertson.
Sat May 3 02:56:50 MET DST 1997
Taylor WheelerFrom: Montgomery, AL
Thanks so much for this wonderful page. It is great to see so many fans of the greatest band in the world. And Levon, why don't yall come down to Alabama and play. We would love to see you!
Sat May 3 01:48:00 MET DST 1997
Tone og Marit
Surfe på nettet kan bli mye surrrrrr!!!!
Mye og nye inntrykk.
Fri May 2 17:09:03 MET DST 1997
Aaron HorzFrom: Northampton,MA
I saw Levon Helm, Randy Ciarlante, and the
"Crowmatics" at the Iron Horse Music Hall in
Northamton on Wed nite. The boys put in a
one and one half hour set including "Evangeline", "Don't Ya Tell Henry", "The
Weight" and many others. Even though the
place was small (I'd guess it held less than
100 people) the music was great and we let
'em know it. Never heard so many rebel yells
Fri May 2 16:56:55 MET DST 1997
I liked the page of The Band and the
pictures are great!! :~)
Fri May 2 16:31:11 MET DST 1997
Johnny JunkerFrom: Cincinnati, Ohio USA
Home page: http://members.aol.com/JJunker110/skeezyx.html
I've been a surfing for months to find a page about The Band, great job!! It's got to be the best damn page in Rock n' Roll. (Only fitting for the best damn band in Rock n' Roll!) I love you guys & you all have a special place in my heart. Playing music is all about passion & feeling, you guys have the market cornered on that!!!
THE BAND RULES!!!!!!!!
Fri May 2 03:16:10 MET DST 1997
Kitrick ShortFrom: Woodstock NY
Home page: http://www.maui.net/~kitrick
Jan The site is the greatest page on the web can I say more
Fri May 2 00:56:37 MET DST 1997
Adela V. CalbilloFrom: Houston, TX
Kudos to Jan on the new, beautiful site. And what
a snazzy picture of you as well, at the bottom here!
Thanks, as always, for listing the new concert dates.
Who knows where I'll turn up??? Wherever it is, I'll
be sure to contribute an essay and hopefully some wild
pictures (although no new tattoos are in the works...yet).
Hi to all you devoted Banddandy's, you know who you are.
Love from Adela!
Thu May 1 15:47:33 MET DST 1997
Mark IshkanianFrom: Readfield
Congratulations Jan on improving an aalready fabulous web page! Here's hoping that the two open dates on the Band's summer concert tour (July 18& 19) will be filled with dates in New England (Maine, perhaps?). If anyone has any info on the possibilities for these particular dates, would you please let me know. The Portsmouth, N.H. (Loon Mountain?) reference doesn't make sense. Loon is located several hours north of Portsmouth. Which is it?
Thu May 1 05:24:19 MET DST 1997
Walt LordFrom: Denver now, Dundee Scotland last, No. Maine before that, LA before that, Alaska before that, DC before that.....
The Band has produced, arguably, the most classic modern American music this century.
One of my favorite live concert moments was at the Montreal Forum when Bill Graham can out and introduced
" Messieurs and Madams, voila Bob dylan et Le Band. And then 2 1/2 hours of pure magic...
Thu May 1 04:52:32 MET DST 1997
Brian PeoplesFrom: Elkins Park, PA
I am a huge fan of the Band but was recently disillusioned by a performance I saw in Atlantic City, NJ. They should have hung it up long ago. Rick looked and sounded absolutely awful. In fact, the sound was altogether miserable and they didn't seem to be trying hard. Even Garth sounded bad. It was a major disappointment but we still have the records and "The Last Waltz".