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The Band Guestbook, September '96

Below are the entries in the Band guestbook from September 1996.

Mon Sep 30 03:57:41 MET 1996

Wayne Fleming

From: Tyler, Texas U.S.A.

Sun Sep 29 01:05:26 MET DST 1996


From: San Jose California

There will never be another group of musicans that will ever come close to the sound that the band has discovered and put together for us to enjoy.I am here to say i feel fortunate to have seen the band perform live at WINTER LAND in SAN FRANCISCO.

Sat Sep 28 22:19:18 MET DST 1996

George Marchewa

From: Whitehorse, YT

kewl...nuff said

Fri Sep 27 23:09:23 MET DST 1996

Gerry Reynolds

From: Stratford Ontario Can

Being from Richard (BEAK) Manuel's hometown (poulation 28000), it's great to have a website for THE BAND, When they are on tour they sometimes stop by at a club about 30 miles from here to play a few tunes. Anyway keep up the good work.

Fri Sep 27 19:47:25 MET DST 1996

Jeff Watts

From: Brooklyn, New York

The Band site is inspirational! This group was an original for sure. One area I would love to get info on would be the driving force / meaning behind the songs. Overall, great job!!! Jeff

Fri Sep 27 17:23:53 MET DST 1996

Kitrick Short

From: Woodstock area
Home page:

Up date for second party opening for Kitrick Short Art show in Woodstock NY with wiorks inspired by THE BAND at 99Tinker St Woodstock NY there will be party sept 28th at 7pm and for those of you that can't make that date there will be a second party on Oct 5 at 7pm please come and party!

Fri Sep 27 16:19:39 MET DST 1996

Daniel Zink

From: Washington & Lee University

Y'all Rock! Keep playing!

Fri Sep 27 15:30:13 MET DST 1996

marc Hiller

From: atlanta, GA

Fri Sep 27 14:34:58 MET DST 1996

[guest photo]

Magnus Høiberg

From: Halden, Norway

My daddy made these web pages, he is crazy about this baaad Band. Listen to "Laughter in the Rain" instead.

Fri Sep 27 07:04:26 MET DST 1996

Jimmy Lewis

From: Oakland, CA

I was doing a search on my name and found another Bass player with the same name.

Fri Sep 27 00:21:36 MET DST 1996

Pete Lyons

From: Highland Falls, NY

These pages are fantastic!! Looking to find out where they are playing. Saw them at Carnagie Hall in Mar. Great show!! Keep up the great work on this site!!

Thu Sep 26 15:09:51 MET DST 1996

Jen Cramer

From: Ithaca, NY (soon to be northeast kingdom, VT)

This page is superb!! I saw The Band last weekend. The show was beyond belief!! Amazing. I met Levon, shook his hand and he signed my copy of This Wheel's on Fire. He also said to my friend Michael in the sweetest Levon drawl and with a twinkle in his eye, "You take care of these pretty ladies now, ya hear." A perfect end to a perfect concert!! By the way, Rick's voice is still as sweet as ever and makes you cry when he croons "It makes no difference."

Wed Sep 25 08:46:12 MET DST 1996

Mark Wilkins

From: Memphis,TN.
Home page:

Hello! I have changed my URL...Would you please correct it in your guestbook section?I stuck another image of Levon on my homepage playing mandolin,and singing Highway 61. It was taken at Sam Phillips Recordings in Memphis Tennessee during the Great Drives Documentary. I will make an effort to get you a (fixed GIF.) better image to display of the promo pic.I'll look over the other 35 Black and white negatives from that session,and get you a unpublished review.Thanks a lot! Mark Wilkins

Wed Sep 25 07:21:20 MET DST 1996

Paul Iskander

From: Oakville, Ontario

I'm a youngin' -- born the year the Band broke up, and I first discovered them when I read a beautiful article on them at age 14, a very impressionable age -- I felt then like Robbie must have when he first discovered rock'n'roll and headed down the crazy river in search of it. I searched high and low for their music and finally found the brown album in my friend's father's collection one October day, and I have never been so completely transfixed in my life. Traveling through the South last year, I put on Rockin' Chair as we drove through the Virginia mountains; the experience was almost religious. Later on, I found us coming home through Winter Park, Florida, and I couldn't help feeling a chill when I thought of Richard. I realize this all sounds disjointed, but I suppose I just want to express how truly beautiful this thing is that they have created together -- and if a teenager like me is any evidence, their music truly is timeless! Love you all & God bless.

Wed Sep 25 03:26:22 MET DST 1996

Laura Casper

From: Milwaukee, WI

Tue Sep 24 18:22:11 MET DST 1996


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Tue Sep 24 03:35:13 MET DST 1996

Kitrick Short

From: Woodstock area NY
Home page:

I just wanted to let you all know about my Art show in Woodstock NY with works inspired by THE BAND!! the compleate set of Homage to THE BAND will be on desplay along with other sculptures and 20 or more paintings I've created listening to THE BAND. The show will be at PEACE ANTIQUES and GALLERY 99 Tinker ST Woodstock NY Come meet me and sip some wine! lets have a party!! See you there and remember the old saying don't be caught short without a SHORT! Thanks Kitrick Short Opening SEPT 28,96 at 7pm

Sun Sep 22 21:09:34 MET DST 1996

Byron H. Hartman

From: Angola, Indiana

Outstanding, Man!

Sun Sep 22 20:32:31 MET DST 1996

Sarah Pedersen

From: Pine Bush, N.Y.

I'm 10 years old and my Dad took me to my first Band concert on Friday night. It was in Vermont in this old place called the Old Lantern. We had seats back stage and I got to meet Butch Dener, the manager of the Band. He was very nice, but the sound system wasn't. They kept having electric shorts and I thought the soundboard was going to catch on fire. We were right next to it and it was smoking. Afterwards, my Dad said that it had been Richard Bell's night because he played so well. The rest of the Band was good too.

Sun Sep 22 20:23:36 MET DST 1996

nux schwartz

From: durban south africa

the band has had an enormous impact on my life. they will always be a part of my life. i think these pages are great. you will definatly be hearing more from me. i have worked with blondie chaplin,that is about as close as i could get to meeting my true heroes...then these pages!!!

Sun Sep 22 00:17:09 MET DST 1996

John D. Baskerville

From: Waterloo, Iowa USA

I love these guys!

Sat Sep 21 03:35:56 MET DST 1996


Mark Wilkins

From: Memphis,Tennessee U.S.A.
Home page:

G-R-E-A-T Site!You will find a photo(with Levon) on location from the Great Drives Documentary. The photo was taken by Andy Black,the location audio mixer.It was shot in a rest area off Highway 61 January 31st on the way from New Orleans to Vicksburg. Thanks! Mark Wilkins

Fri Sep 20 21:15:25 MET DST 1996

Alyson Hegstrom

From: Crystal Falls, Michigan

I really enjoy browsing through this page. I also enjoy the music very much!

Fri Sep 20 19:35:03 MET DST 1996

Micah Bedwell

From: Montana

Excellent. Close to Nirvana..

Fri Sep 20 14:26:40 MET DST 1996

Hillel Brandes

From: Clinton, TN USA

'Just found the site. Very pleased someone has done this. Thanks.

Thu Sep 19 23:30:56 MET DST 1996

Brian Tanner

From: Utah

The sheet music section is awesome! I have looked everywhere for "Big Pink" and "The Band" music, and this page has everything. Also, it has interesting articles (I liked the one about "The Weight".) This page is sublime.

Thu Sep 19 18:11:48 MET DST 1996

David Michael Ross

From: Ridgecrest, California
Home page:

Appreciate the slim graphics mode.

Thu Sep 19 02:51:53 MET DST 1996

David Kennedy

From: Ann Arbor Michigan

I have loved the Band for many years. I especially like "Up on Cripple Creek," "The Weight," and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." I was wondering if Virgil Cane was actually a real person, killed in the Civil War. Also in the weight was any of the characters like Crazy Chester, Fannie based on real people close to the Band. The Band and Bob Dylan are two of th most influential people in the history of American Music.

Tue Sep 17 02:50:30 MET DST 1996

Marc Mandler

From: Moosup,CT

Mon Sep 16 21:39:52 MET DST 1996

Mikael Hanninen

From: Lindesberg, Sweden

An excellent website. I specially enjoyed the audio files of the Canadian Squires recordings, which I've never heard before. Many thanks, Jan!

I heard the recordings for the first time this spring, thanks to Garth's old friend Serge that sent me the tape. Listening to this makes it easy to understand why Levon says he always thought of Richard Manuel (love his performance on "The Stones That I Throw") as the lead singer of the group. (JH)

Mon Sep 16 19:20:06 MET DST 1996

Nathaniel Tan

From: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A brilliant website! Coming from such a long way, it's not easy to come across such good material. A website truly deserving of one of the best bands ever to grace our humble earth. Such great music becomes a beacon of hope and solace in todays unforgiving world. Mr. Lewis ( Sep 13, guestbook) really said it all. From so far away, I can only dream to catch them live in concert, my envy to all those who managed to see 'the men who went up the mountain and talked to the gods'. Many thanks to Mr. Hoiberg for giving Band fans around the world the chance to get together and feast on the material. Here's hoping The Band rocks on forever!

And thanks to the first Malaysian to sign the guestbook. (JH)

Mon Sep 16 09:52:47 MET DST 1996

Tim Reddin

From: Galway, Ireland (well I currently live here)

I am a long, long time admirer of The Band. I really enjoyed getting access to this stuff - it's great!

Mon Sep 16 03:25:52 MET DST 1996

John "Ghetto" Gibbard

From: Brantford Ontario Canada

Enjoyed them immensely.

Sun Sep 15 18:24:34 MET DST 1996



when are they coming to Sudbury, ont. or Toronto, ont canada. And I really would like to know where I can get Levon's album . Levon Helm the cover has him sitting with drum sticks one up his nose. I've played mine to death. I need another

Sun Sep 15 01:53:06 MET DST 1996




Sat Sep 14 08:02:12 MET DST 1996

Tom Treanor

From: Austin, TX

THANKS SO MUCH for this page! I am a lifelong Band admirer, fortunate to have seen them live in 1970, '71, '74 (w/ Dylan), '76, '88, '94, & 96. Looking forward to more from the greatest of 'em all! Again, thanks for all of you dedication and hard work in the creation and maintenance of this wonderful page!

Fri Sep 13 23:34:41 MET DST 1996

reg hogan

From: thunder bay ,ontario canada

thanks people

Fri Sep 13 08:26:48 MET DST 1996

Joe Langfitt

From: Bloomington Indiana

The Band is my all-time favorite group

Fri Sep 13 02:27:43 MET DST 1996

John Lewis

From: Toronto and London, Ontario

A person with whom I played in a blues band for several years, and who has contributed a lot of early material for this great page, introduced me to the Band and their music. I love the early things, and love what the new expanded group is doing. The pop music scene has for several years , and still is, focused on presentation and glamour. Musical values come in third ( if there is any real talent at all ). The Band music has always been presented without any window dressing . That's a trick used by most present day aggregations, who for lack of true musical knowledge, values and ability permits them to baffle the brains of today's rank and file. But whatever turns you on...! I prefer a group that is concerned with melody, harmony, rhythm and originality. The Band has never let me down where these are concerned. Maybe that's the reason why after 30 years they're still around, and continue to give people a genuine goose bump with their music. Thank you Jan for a great web site dedicated to genuine, certified rock and roll.

Thu Sep 12 19:31:28 MET DST 1996

Trond Kildal

From: Halden, Norway

I saw the article about The Band on internett in our local newspaper today. Ive enjoyed the music of The Band for years too, so I wanted to search for the pages on the www. Im an amateur on computers and internett, so Im really impressed.

Wed Sep 11 08:32:04 MET DST 1996

Roger Brant

From: Vancouver, Canada

Brilliant work! So nice to find so much material on the Band. Keep up the excellent work. I'll be back!!

Wed Sep 11 02:19:37 MET DST 1996

Suzanne Mckane

From: Dunedin, New Zealand

Tue Sep 10 12:53:44 MET DST 1996

siw grindaker

From: Oslo, Norway

No news on concerts in Norway yet? Heard anyting, Jan?

Nothing so far. (JH)

Sun Sep 8 08:58:55 MET DST 1996

Jeremy Lovelace

From: Glen, MS

Sat Sep 7 17:03:19 MET DST 1996


From: West Virginia--Tokyo

Ric, your cousin James is a friend of mine. Are you gonna make it here any time in the near future??

Fri Sep 6 21:33:08 MET DST 1996

M. Baratta

From: London, Ontario, Canada

I'm not a HUGE fan of The Band, but I wanted to commend you on the guestbook. Placing each person's email address is an excellent way for these people of similar tastes to correspond directly. You're doing your small part to bring the world together, and for this you should be proud. With respect, M.

Fri Sep 6 03:50:42 MET DST 1996

Shane Sayers-Couzyn

From: Wake Forest University

Since purchasing my first Band disc nearly one year ago I have listened to virtually nothing else and become deeply enfatuated with their music and history. I'm at the point now where I have basically everything of theirs that is offered commericially and am constantly looking for any material that I can get my hands on. This page is exactly what I was looking for: bootleg tapes that I wasn't even sure exsisted, pictures I've never seen and lyrics I havn't been able to figure out. In my opinion The Band is the best band that ever was, and I look forward to printing out pictures, music and lyrics. I especially look forward to attaining as many concert tapes as Laurin will give, since I have but one myself. God bless The Band and God bless this page.

Mon Sep 2 18:39:31 MET DST 1996

Craig Thomas

From: Kelsey, California

Did you all see recent PBS film "Great American Drives"? Levon Helms on a trip down Hwy 61 Memphis to New Orleans...God said to Abraham, kill me a son! Nice shots of the delta and Levon pickin' it out with different players (James Cotton for one) very nice...very nice page!

Sun Sep 1 19:38:29 MET DST 1996

Etta Daniels

From: St. Louis, Missouri

Great!! I was listening to Music from Big Pink this morning and deceided to search the web for some kindred spirits. Glad to know you are out there.

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