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Aug.02.2020

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    It's Garth Hudson's 83rd birthday today! We send our best wishes to Garth and Sister Maud Hudson.

Jul.26.2020

  • We're looking forward to this one:
    The Band's '70s road manager and long-time collaborator with everyone-and-his-uncle in rock'n'roll and the film industry, Jonathan Taplin, will be releasing his memoirs titled The Magic Years : Scenes from a Rock-and-Roll Life in March 2021. Available for pre-order from Amazon.

Jul.17.2020

  • Added 200 photos downloaded from social media this spring/summer.

Jul.08.2020

  • Recently published on YouTube: Concert for Hospice 1990 -- 27-minute long concert video with Levon Helm, Jim Weider and The Cate Brothers Band, from a benefit gig for the Arkansas hospital that nursed Levon's mother Nell:

Jul.05.2020

Jul.03.2020

  • This week, Rolling Stone published a "50 Greatest Bassists of All Time"-list. Rick Danko, #20 on the list, is quoted saying:
    "I feel about bass playing as I do about background singing. It's nice to leave the top of the beat for the vocal and spread the other parts around the beat. That gives the music a sort of Ferris-wheel effect and carries it along."

  • This one had gone under our radar:
    Rick Danko guested on one track on Norwegian(!) band Green Cortinas' 1995 album Sleep. The track with Danko is available on YouTube, well worth a listen:

Jul.01.2020

Jun.28.2020

  • New 40-minute long audio interview published by Rolling Stone yesterday:
    "Robbie Robertson Looks Back on the Band" -- "Robertson discusses his fraught relationship with Levon Helm, whether the group's story was a triumph or tragedy, their work with Bob Dylan, and much more."

Jun.22.2020

Jun.20.2020

  • The first French book on The Band is here, Bertrand Bouard's The Band!

Jun.12.2020

  • A bit of a surprise in the British newspaper the Daily Mail yesterday: A new, lengthy and rather tabloid article about Levon Helm, with loads of illustrations, titled:
    "Levon Helm 'Couldn't Take' Playing with Bob Dylan Due to Clashing over Their Different Sounds".

    The article was spawned by the upcoming release of Sandra B. Tooze's biography Levon: From Down in the Delta to the Birth of The Band and Beyond. If you read this article, it is worth noting what Wikipedia has to say about the Daily Mail:

    "In February 2017, the Daily Mail became the first source to be deprecated as an 'unreliable source' to use as a reference on the English Wikipedia. Its use as a reference is now 'generally prohibited, especially when other more reliable sources exist'. Support for the ban centred on 'the Daily Mail's reputation for poor fact checking, sensationalism, and flat-out fabrication'."

Jun.9.2020

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May.26.2020

  • Our dear and deeply missed Levon, the greatest singing drummer in the history of rock'n'roll, should've been 80 today.

May.24.2020

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Apr.19.2020


Levon Helm, May 26, 1940 -- Apr 19, 2012
Eight years gone
The music will live forever

Apr.15.2020

  • Neil Young's "lost album" from the mid-70s, Homegrown, is scheduled to finally be made available on June 20, 2020, according to Wikipedia and several other sources. The album will include "White Line," a previously unreleased track recorded in England in September 1974 as an acoustic duet with The Band's Robbie Robertson. The recording was done a few days before Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's Wembley show, where The Band was one of the opening acts. Levon Helm also appears on Homegrown, playing drums on "The Old Homestead". This track was recorded in December 1974 at Quadraphonic Sound Studios in Nashville, and later released on 1980's Hawks and Doves.

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