2012 official DVD release about "associations and collaborations" between Dylan and The Band. The video is
"not authorised by Bob Dylan, The Band or representatives thereof".
In 1966 Bob Dylan began his first
electric world tour. It was a landmark moment, both for Dylan and for
the history of rock music, and it bitterly divided his audience.
Backing Dylan on stage was an obscure group of Canadian musicians
collectively known as The Hawks. In the months following the tour they
would join Dylan during a lengthy convalescence in New Yorks Catskill
Mountains; when both parties re-emerged, Dylan had undergone an
artistic transformation that sent ripples across Americas cultural
underbelly and The Hawks had become simply The Band, one of the most
important recording groups of their generation.
This is the story of the relationship between Dylan and The Band, the
legendary amateur recordings that they made together in Woodstock,
their re-invention of American music and their continued albeit
sporadic relationship during the 1970s.
Featuring new interviews with Garth Hudson; Band producer John Simon;
The Hawks 66 tour drummer, Mickey Jones; the man who assembled and
tutored the Hawks and from whom they took their name, Ronnie Hawkins;
Dylan guitarist, Charlie McCoy; Band biographer Barney Hoskyns;
Basement Tapes archivist, Sid Griffin; Isis magazines Derek Barker and
Rolling Stones Anthony De Curtis.
Also features rare footage, archive interviews, seldom seen
photographs and the music that changed the world, all at once making
for the finest program on this element of Bob Dylan and The Bands
respective and communal careers yet to emerge.