The Band Guestbook, January '97Below are the entries in the Band guestbook from January 1997.
Fri Jan 31 01:14:38 MET 1997
Greg M. RossFrom: My own world
It rocks!!!!!! It is the best page of a band i've ever seen!!!! Hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do.
Fri Jan 31 00:43:29 MET 1997
Johnny GundersenFrom: Vadsoe Norway
At last I found some updated info about the Band
wich is probably the best Rock Band ever
Probably, Johnny? Hmphh.. (JH)
Thu Jan 30 22:47:51 MET 1997
Josh JacobsFrom: Riverside, CA
The band, I think, exemplify the ultimate "band." In the way each member was indespensible. The way all the different parts they played on songs meshed to create an aestetic weave. The sad part is that I feel as if I'm among one of the only 18 year olds out there who thinks "The Band" is where it's at. I find it a real shame that not more kids from my generation realize how good music can be. The band showed us all how good music can be. I could watch The Last Waltz over and over and over again and never get tired of it. The Band were the coolest, and I think anyone who digs them, I myself could dig. "He spent his whole life pursuin' the horizon..."
Thu Jan 30 22:20:27 MET 1997
Lars Göran PerssonFrom: Stockholm, Sweden
It´s great to find a page about the greatest band
Thu Jan 30 19:57:36 MET 1997
Paul JensenFrom: Copenhagen, Denmark
This is truly a wonderful site, best music pages I have ever seen. Keep up the good work.
Wed Jan 29 04:04:32 MET 1997
Mike NelsonFrom: Little Rock AR.
Great job on the home pages.
Hope to see the BOYS this year.
They will be hearing of THE SKEETERHAWKS soon
Tue Jan 28 20:12:10 MET 1997
betty rollFrom: boston
THE PAGE IS GREAT!!! AS SOON AS I FIGURE OUT
WHAT I'M DOING ON THIS STUPID MACHINE I WILL
E-MAIL YOU SOME PERSONAL BAND STORIES.
Tue Jan 28 14:37:39 MET 1997
Mr. PhlogistonFrom: PhlogDome One
Home page: http://members.aol.com/argusig/
I listened to the sound file of Tiny Tim singing
"Be My Baby" and my ears bleed. Plus, lots and
lots of QT movies to watch over and over again.
You get a gold star on the refrigerator.
Tue Jan 28 01:50:34 MET 1997
laurie MetterFrom: Atlanta GA
great job! you've obviously
worked very hard on this site
& its links. i've spent the last
hour exploring, fascinated.
a fitting tribute to (imho) the
best band ever!
Mon Jan 27 22:55:34 MET 1997
Brian A. SandersFrom: Monroe, Georgia (but I've stayed at Blindern in Oslo)
Home page: http://www.davidson.edu/computing/sa/bisanders/bs.html
The Band rocks. Not enough people realize the goodness of the Band.
Each of their songs touch my heart. And I love Norway.
Sun Jan 26 23:54:51 MET 1997
Jens Henrik SandbergFrom: Copenhagen, Denmark
I love the idea of sharing The Band with all the other fans.
Sun Jan 26 19:01:44 MET 1997
Robert PlessettFrom: Miami, Fl
Another thanks for a great job on defintely one of my
favorite sites. I really enjoy the lyrics section
and hope to be sending some chords in for the few missing
songs, epecially the Band's tunes from the Basement Tapes.
If anybody has already Bessie Smith, please send via email.
Sun Jan 26 13:47:48 MET 1997
Alissa InmanFrom: Mass.
Sun Jan 26 05:19:54 MET 1997
Mike JohnsonFrom: Marshfield, MA.
I unfortunately never saw THE BAND with Robbie, but have been lucky enough to see some variation of the group about fifteen times over the years. The first time was at a small club in Cambridge, MA (circu 1981) called Jonathan Swifts....Rick Danko and Friends. When I walked in, Rick and Paul Butterfield were sitting at the bar smashed out of their minds (Richard was a no-show). I didn't think they'd make it to the stage, but when they got up there and played, it brought tears to your eyes. While I'm a little hazy with my dates and may have these chronologically out of order, I was fortunate to see the "reformed" BAND's reunion tour at the Orpheum Theater in Boston (1983), at the Paradise Club in Boston (during a snowstorm with only about 75 people in attendance....Richard was magnificent....I still have the set list for the show), at the Channel Club in Boston where they rocked the house (they also played at the Channel a very short time after Richard's death which I missed due to the flu.) The last
shows I saw were a few solo shows by Rick that were literally in my backyard at a very small club called Meaghan's Place in Scituate Ma. Rick is always in good spirits and had the crowds singing along, but it wasn't quite the same (RIP Richard Manual and Paul Butterfield). Anyways, its great to hear them recording again and maybe someday Robbie and Levon will bury the hatchet. Hope i didn't bore anyone with my nostalgia....keep up the good work with the site.
Sat Jan 25 23:13:02 MET 1997
Russell SimonFrom: Dallas, Texas
looking for more info on early days with the dead,
jimi, and janis
Sat Jan 25 21:08:56 MET 1997
justin favellFrom: cazadero, california
I'm 14 years old and I play guitar. I was just going to say that you can also play A to A maj.7 instead of A to E on the chorus of The Weight. I just thought you might like to know.
Sat Jan 25 20:55:10 MET 1997
SCOTT PAULFrom: BUFFALO, NY
Sat Jan 25 19:46:13 MET 1997
Cooper, Dennis and WandaFrom: Box 187, Ruby, New York
Hi folks, it's Dennis, Wanda, Steve, Michelle and Martin from Not Fade Away Graphics located in beautiful downtown Kingston, New York!
Fri Jan 24 02:40:23 MET 1997
Crazy Chester & Sweet WilliamFrom: Frenchtown N.J.
From the worlds two biggest band heads! Who has heard, or has copies of
the 68 Key to the Highway sessions and or any live Hawks material ala the
64 show that Levon talks about in his book. also looking for info on early
Hawk singles. Hoskyns describes the 1965 "Leave me alone and Uh Uh Uh" As
snarling blast of street punk. Any info on rare Ronnie Hawkins songs
"Little red rooster and Going to the River" would be appreciated. Also
Live 1976 at the Palladium show. If you havent heard She's 19 or Matchbox
you are really missing some legendary Band material. These gems you can
find them on Ronnie Hawkins Roulette Years.
Thu Jan 23 23:23:26 MET 1997
Joe CliburnFrom: Mississippi, USofA
Home page: http://www.win.net/~flintcreek/
Neat stuff! I saw The Band with Dylan in '74, by
themselves in '76 & in their new incarnation in
'95. No mo' cane on the blind man!
Thu Jan 23 15:50:17 MET 1997
THEY ARE THE BEST
Thu Jan 23 15:46:03 MET 1997
Håkan TorstenssonFrom: Sweden,Uddevalla
I think THE BAND is one of the best groups in
Many great songs:Rag Mama Rag,The night they...,
Up On Cripple Creek,Stage Fright.
And i also like the 1984 concert with
GREATFUL DEAD and THE BAND.
LONG LIVE DRUMS AND LEVON HELM.....
HÅKAN OF SWEDEN
Thu Jan 23 06:13:43 MET 1997
kevin brownFrom: kilgore, texas
absolutly first class site. i just can't seem to
find the the time to see everything on it. i have
been a bandfan since the middle 80's. i just wish
THE band could find a way to reunite. does anyone
know if robbie has a site on the web? if so i would
like to know about it. nobody writes lyrics like
Thu Jan 23 02:39:04 MET 1997
Jerry D. MasonFrom: Shubuta, Mississippi
It nice to know there's a place to go to feel The Band.
Thu Jan 23 00:56:38 MET 1997
Chris & Gail BellFrom: Cheltenham, England
Home page: http://www.chelt.demon.co.uk/index.htm
Jan.. at last we’ve gotten around to an entry on the Guestpage! Thank you so much for the website, and the tremendous effort you put into these pages. And this most definitely *is* the best musical site there is! (we’ve certainly made sure to include a link on our homepage.) Serge Daniloff sure said it beautifully a few entries back, and we go along with that 100%! Yeah, we agree.. *everything* is here that any Band fan could possibly wish for.. the ultimate fan club! (However, that’s not to say that ordinary fan clubs aren’t still a good idea.. as of course lotsa folks don’t have access to the Internet and so there must be lota Band fans who are missing out on this great information). Hope you don’t mind Jan, if we also take this opportunity of thanking THE BAND themselves.. anyway guys, know we’ve said it before, but THANK YOU for all the wonderful music over the many years. And for continuing the traditions of The Band.. the current incarnation of which we reckon is the *Best* ever! Hey guys, thanks again for daring to set foot on British soil last Summer (ha, ha!) The shows were great, and we all had a marvellous time. Sure looking forward to the next time.. now you just let us know the date, place & time, huh!! Best wishes to everyone.
Wed Jan 22 18:48:41 MET 1997
Derek DerkacsFrom: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Wed Jan 22 14:11:49 MET 1997
Jim MoakFrom: Clinton, MS USA
Super site. Good information and good friends here.
Wed Jan 22 04:06:34 MET 1997
Griffin VanBlackFrom: Grand Rapids, Michigan
the Band is truly the best five musicians assembled. would love to find out if there is Woodstock or Watkins glen bootlegs out there. levon is the best drummer ever, bar none.
Tue Jan 21 05:40:12 MET 1997
Eric GleskeFrom: Madbury NH
Home page: http://nh.ultranet.com/~coopmstr
Thanks for doing the work to get this resource going. I will be throwing up a link on my various pages.
Mon Jan 20 17:36:48 MET 1997
DAREN M. SARVERFrom: LAKE CHARLES, LA.
Mon Jan 20 02:30:31 MET 1997
Dennis DunlapFrom: Davenport, IA
Great site!!! Thanks for a fitting tribute to
an outstanding band.
Sun Jan 19 22:17:24 MET 1997
Laszlo RockoverFrom: Hungary,Nyiregyhaza
I never saw the Band.
I just heard them.I just love their music.
Sat Jan 18 19:42:48 MET 1997
Cool , keep up the good work
Sat Jan 18 12:50:20 MET 1997
Sean PetersFrom: Brushbox Place, Australia
If anyone reads this guestbook please prove it by emailing me. Otherwise, the first thing that attracted me to the net, when in some net cafe, was this site- I thought then, as i think now, "this is amazing". I visit Richard everytime i can. Long life, peace and love.
Fri Jan 17 20:49:36 MET 1997
Phil HowardFrom: West Lafayette, IN
Certainly enjoyed the wealth of material. I did not find a specific reference to whether The Band allows tape trading. If so, I would love to trade for a copy of Rick Danko's Solo album. I have tried to run down a copy for years - it has been out of print for a long time. Personally, I never really understood why Rick's solo career didn't "take off"
Fri Jan 17 12:43:15 MET 1997
Steve FosterFrom: Sydney
Fri Jan 17 04:22:55 MET 1997
John ParrottFrom: Denver
Had the pleasure of talking to Robbie Robertson for a minute one evening when I was a telephone operator. Nice guy in addition to being one of the best performers anywhere. Fondly remember seeing The Band with Richard Manuel. Without a doubt, I'll always "be there when The Band starts playin'" I'd like to hear those Ronnie Hawkins stories. Moondog Matinee has always been a favorite with me.
Fri Jan 17 01:56:26 MET 1997
Kitrick ShortFrom: Woodstock NY
Home page: http://www.maui.net/~kitrick
Jan Thank You so much for such a great page!!!!Im giving studio private showingsfor Band Fans intrested in my Art work so I guess you could change the hawaiian artist to Woodstock Artist in you Misn. section. Come visit
Thu Jan 16 20:51:07 MET 1997
MARK MANKEYFrom: NASHVILLE, TN
ONE OF THE BEST DAMN BANDS OF ALL TIME!
Thu Jan 16 20:14:38 MET 1997
Allison Oursler BlankenshipFrom: Marianna, Arkansas
I remeber Levon & his sister singing together at different places when we were in school. AJimmy Evans & Willard Jones attended T.A. Futrall High School while I was going there. I wonder where those 2 are today. "Hi" Levon.
Thu Jan 16 18:38:13 MET 1997
John-David TorianFrom: Texas
Thu Jan 16 17:45:14 MET 1997
Mike DauernheimFrom: Naperville, Illinois
I like the way you have helped keep the band alive.
Great page, keep it going strong.
Thu Jan 16 16:01:12 MET 1997
BRIAN HENLEYFrom: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Haven't read it all yet.
Always looking for stuff
on the Ronny Hawkins years.
Thu Jan 16 16:00:22 MET 1997
CORY McGREGORFrom: NEW YORK
ME AND MY FATHER WENT TO ONE OF THE BAND'S CONSERTS AT THE STARLIGHT MUSIC THEATHER IN NEW YORK. IT WAS REALLY COOL. MY FATHER IS A VERY BIG FAN OF THE BAND.
Thu Jan 16 13:37:42 MET 1997
Christopher CepernichFrom: Torino, ITALY
Congratulations for your work. This is the best
web page I've seen about a musical group. Great!!
Thu Jan 16 06:07:09 MET 1997
NICK TOVOFrom: NEWARK, DE
CAUGHT THE BAND'S NEW YEARS EVE SHOW AT THE KESWICK. A VERY GOOD SHOW SPRINKLED WITH SOME GREAT MOMENTS. FROM MEMORY HERE'S THE SET LIST IT STARTS OF IN ORDER AND THEN IT'S MY BEST GUESS. A STANDARD "WALCOTT" OPENER, INTO A LIVELY "STUFF YOU GOTTA WATCH", NEXT THE BLUSEY SHUFFLE OF "BACK TO MEMPHIS", HERE'S WHERE MY MEMORY GET'S HAZY. A GREAT (AS ALWAYS) "BLIND WILLIE MCTELL", A STANDARD " IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE","RAG MAMA RAG","LONG BLACK VEIL", "CRAZY MAMA" (WEIDER JAMMED), "THE WEIGHT", A ROWDY "YOUNGBLOOD". THEY STARTED THE INTRO TO "STAGE FRIGHT" WHEN RICK CALLED A HALT TO THE PROCEEDINGS TO WELCOME IN THE NEW YEAR. GARTH (WHO WAS IN EXCELLENT FORM) SERVED UP "AULD ANG SYNE" (SORRY ABOUT THE SPELLING IF IT'S WRONG) INTO A RAMBUNCTIOUS "CHEST FEVER". NEXT CAME THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE EVENING FOR ME AS RICK BROUGHT OUT HIS, WHAT MUST NOW BE 300 POUND FRAME, AND DID A VERY MOVING ACOUSTIC VERSION OF "TWIGHLIGHT" COMLETE WITH HIS CLASSIC SOUL MIXED WITH VULNERABILTY VOCAL. THE OTHERS CHIMED IN ON THE CHORUS. NEXT CAME A KICK-ASS "HAND-JIVE" AND IT WAS ON INTO THE NIGHT. WHAT STOPPED IT FROM BEING A DROP-DEAD GREAT SHOW TO ME WAS IT SEEMED A LITTLE SHORT. THIS IS PROBABLY BECAUSE I WAS LOOKING FOR AND DID'NT GET "STAND UP", "ATLANTIC CITY", " FOREVER YOUNG", AND "HIGH PRICE OF LOVE". WHAT CAN I SAY, I'M A GREEDY BAND FAN WHO CAN'T GET ENOUGH. IT WAS DEFINITELY A GREAT TIME AND MADE FOR A GREAT NEW YEARS. I THINK IT'S EXCELLENT (AND THAT I'M LUCKY) THAT THE BAND IS AS ACTIVE AS THEY ARE AND STILL PERFORMING INCREDIBLY FOR INTELLIGENT AUDIENCES. I HAVE DETERMINED THAT I LIKE THEIR OUTDOOR SHOW'S MORE BECAUSE EVERYONE IS STANDING AND DANCING THE WHOLE TIME. AT THE INDOOR SHOWS EVERYBODY SITS UNTIL THEY PLAY "THE WEIGHT", THEN EVERYONE GOES CRAZY AND JAMS UNTIL THE END. I COULD BE WRONG BUT
THE BAND STRIKE ME AS THE KIND OF GUYS WHO PREFER A ROCKIN' CROWD THAT THEY CAN FEED OFF OF RATHER THAN A CROWD THAT SITS THERE LIKE THEIR IN A MUSEUM. BUT THIS IS THE NATURE OF THEATRE SHOWS BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO RESPECT THE CROWD AROUND YOU. THIS IS NOT A KNOCK ON BAND FANS, THEY OBVIOUSLY GREATLY APPRECIATE THE GROUP (THE BAND GOT ABOUT A TEN-MINUTE STANDING OVATION) I'M JUST TRYING TO COMMENT ON THE LIMITATIONS OF THE INDOOR SHOWS (FOR ME) AND WHY I LIKE THE OUTDOOR SHOWS MORE. SORRY ABOUT THE LONG WINDEDNESS, I'M PUMPED ABOUT THE FAN CLUB AND CAN'T WAIT TO SEE ANOTHER SHOW. THANKS JAN FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK, THE PAGES JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER.
Thu Jan 16 04:01:11 MET 1997
Tom LaBelleFrom: Thunder Bay , Ontario Canada
Great site. I've followed The Band since "Big Pink"
and was lucky enough to catch them at Maple Leaf
Gardens with Dylan in '74 for the "Before The Flood"
tour. VERY COOL!!!! Nice talkin' to you.
Wed Jan 15 20:34:30 MET 1997
Serge DaniloffFrom: London, Ontario, Canada.
This is not only the greatest page on any musical group in the world, it is also like a fan club, that is free, and where Band fans can communicate with each other very quickly. All a Band fan needs, is here. All the info. available, rare or otherwise, will never be found anywhere else. This site is the best promotion vehicle that any popular band could wish for. Keep up the good work Jan and company. And thanks.
Wed Jan 15 03:30:28 MET 1997
J. LearnedFrom: Memphis Tn.
Hey I don't have to "GET BACK TO MEMPHIS" I'm already here. Its great to find BAND friends thanks Jan. I'm waiting for the boys to return to Levon's original home region.There last two visits were awesome 'MEMPHIS IN MAY 95" & HELENA AR. BLUES FESTIVAL.So GET BACK TO MEMPHIS soon.
Tue Jan 14 13:11:57 MET 1997
Ronny LøkkesveenFrom: Norway
Man,that was far out...
Tue Jan 14 02:19:54 MET 1997
KerouacFrom: Hazleton, Pa
I was at Watkins Glen in the summer of 73'. Saw
The Band for the first time. Lots of people.
Sun Jan 12 16:52:15 MET 1997
larry partridgeFrom: simcoe ontario canada
I was a neighbour of the Danko family (1950's). Rick knew that he would be on Ed Sullivan show before he was 10 years old.One Sunday night we all got to see him on the show. He always had a tremendous natural talent and supreme confidance in himself. We are proud of his acomplishments back home in Blayney. Have many stories on little Ricky and Ronnie Hawkins if any one is interested. Great page.
Sun Jan 12 10:21:03 MET 1997
Rich NotmanFrom: Sacramento, CA (Currently in Sasebo Japan)
The Band is legendary and irreplacable.
Sat Jan 11 22:34:56 MET 1997
Danny EpleyFrom: Lewiston, Idaho USA
I have been searching the web for The Band
home page since Thanksgiving when I first signed
on AOL What a great surprise to find a complete
page on The Band. All the history and bootleg
imformation. I enjoyed The Band since 1968
music from big pink right to high on the hog
and the solo albums. You have done a great job
for all the fans of The Band.
Sat Jan 11 18:14:38 MET 1997
Karl SolidayFrom: Owasso,Oklahoma
Home page: www.busprod.com/mauikarl
My friend John Henry, on KAKC in Tulsa, just did about a 20 minute birthday salute to Ronnie Hawkins. One of my favorite songs is a blues tune Come Love.
Fri Jan 10 15:30:43 MET 1997
Annie McGladeFrom: Melbourne Australia
Love em. I left a comment once before & received a reply. Before I could send back a message my Email crashed. Would like another chance to say hello.
Wed Jan 8 20:22:21 MET 1997
Bill BlankenshipFrom: Marianna AR
Great page. I especially like the references to
the original Hawks (Pop Jones, Lefty Evans).
Pop Jones' wife (at the time, at least) taught me
piano lessons. My dad was a school teacher in
Marianna when Jones and Evans attended school
there in the mid-50's (my mother was a student
then, also). I really appreciate the sheet
music. Keep it up!!!!!
Wed Jan 8 18:09:59 MET 1997
Pasi TuominenFrom: London, England
Hello, THE BAND fans all over the world!
And as a fellow north European (I am originally
from Finland) I'd like to thank you Jan for a
great page. THE BAND is the biggest of all the
rock bands and their gig last summer in Finland
was the hottest I ever saw !
Tue Jan 7 21:08:15 MET 1997
I've seen The Band at Watkins Glen, Syracuse in '70, and several times without Robbie since. Still one of my favorites after all these years.
Tue Jan 7 02:38:04 MET 1997
Donny CankarFrom: Phoenix, Arizona
Hey man thanks alot for the site it's damn nice to see
Mon Jan 6 07:04:24 MET 1997
Joe CostantinoFrom: Northvale, N.J.
This is great! Been their biggest fan for a long time. Never saw the original line-up however lost count of shows I've seen of the boys since about 82. Dream came true at N.J. Baloon Festival have some nice photos back stage, one of me shaking Levon's hand.
Mon Jan 6 03:35:06 MET 1997
Rick FemiaFrom: Toronto Ontario Canada
Glad to find you. I'm a Band fan from way back
and will enjoy using the lyrics and tabs found
in your site
Mon Jan 6 02:12:44 MET 1997
Bruce O'NeilFrom: Rumson N.J.
I really enjoy your site. It is very informitive. Setlists of The Band would be helpful.
Mon Jan 6 02:00:38 MET 1997
José AntonioFrom: Brazil
Thanks Jan for the great job you're for a group that deserves the best.
Happy New Year to y'all.
Mon Jan 6 00:44:29 MET 1997
Joe FreibergerFrom: Rochester, NY
Sat Jan 4 00:19:08 MET 1997
Marc BlakerFrom: Mill Valley, CA
Great page! I've been a fan since the Big Pink days. Hope to see some of you next time the Band plays Northern Calif.
Butch, if you see this Audrey Blaker (nee Cohen) says hi!
Fri Jan 3 22:51:16 MET 1997
Jim BlumFrom: Rockaway Beach, NY
as an american living in toronto i'm disgusted that the greatest canadian band ever doesn't get the recognition that they deserve
Fri Jan 3 18:45:24 MET 1997
Steve BachledaFrom: Beacon, NY
Enjoyed the material on Levon Helm's album "American Son" which I have still not managed to acquire.
Thu Jan 2 21:49:24 MET 1997
Andy ArnoldFrom: Chattanooga, Tennessee
The best page that I have ever seen. But of course I'm the biggest fan that The Band has.
Thu Jan 2 19:28:10 MET 1997
Nick SpenceleyFrom: Harlow, Essex, UK
Brilliant - a labour of love!
Thu Jan 2 18:16:32 MET 1997
Jim SuttieFrom: Hatfield, PA
Went to the NEW YEARS EVE show at the Keswick Theater. It was hot.
Great version of Crazy Mama and Youngblood. Got one of Rick's and
Jimmy's guitar picks. I love these guys. Happy New Year !!
Wed Jan 1 21:49:42 MET 1997
Don PugatchFrom: Roswell Georgia
Finally got our computer back, after numerous attemps of upgrading. Well first I want to thank Jan for the great job of placing our picture with Levon and Rick on the Page. Next we inspired the local Rock station 96 Rock to have a 20th anniversary show of The Last Waltz and they did a great job. Played almost two hours of The Last Waltz, some good info on The Band, and it was great to have the town open up to The Band. Still waiting to hear if there is going to be any concerts in the near future hear in Atlanta. Keep up the good work and hopefully we all will be received with a great new year.
Wed Jan 1 21:49:38 MET 1997
Stilson GreeneFrom: Hamilton, VA USA
Just a quick note to Jan: Thanks for this respite
and place of honor for one of the greatest groups of all time.
The discovery of this page made 1996 a better year, I look forward to 1997.
Thanks, God bless.