The Band

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The Band

Bob Dylan and The Band touring in Chicago in 1974.
Background information
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Americana, Roots rock, Country rock, Folk rock
Years active 1964–1976, 1983–1999
Labels Capitol Records
Rhino Records
Warner Bros. Records
Associated acts Ronnie Hawkins, Bob Dylan, The Hawks, Canadian Squires
Past members
Levon Helm
Garth Hudson
Rick Danko
Robbie Robertson
Richard Manuel
Stan Szelest
Jim Weider
Randy Ciarlante
Richard Bell

The Band was a rock music band from 1964 to 1976 and again from 1983 to 1999. The original group was made up of four Canadians (Robbie Robertson, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson, and Rick Danko) and one American, (Levon Helm).

This band was the subject of the 1978 movie The Last Waltz.

Discography[change | change source]

The Band Time Line
1967–1976
1976–1983

Band Split

1983–1985

with

1985–1986
1986–1989
1989–1990
1990–1991
1991–1992
1992–1999

Studio albums[change | change source]

Year Album Chart Positions RIAA
CAN US
1968 Music from Big Pink 18 30 Gold
1969 The Band 2 9 Platinum
1970 Stage Fright 6 5 Gold
1971 Cahoots 15 21
1973 Moondog Matinee 19 28
1975 Northern Lights – Southern Cross 27 26
1977 Islands 64
1993 Jericho 50 166
1996 High on the Hog
1998 Jubilation

Live albums[change | change source]

Year Album Chart Positions RIAA
CAN US
1972 Rock of Ages 4 6 Gold
1995 Live at Watkins Glen

Soundtracks[change | change source]

Year Album Chart Positions CRIA
CAN US
1978 The Last Waltz 13 16 Gold
2002 The Last Waltz (box set)

Compilations[change | change source]

Year Album Chart Positions RIAA
CAN US
1976 The Best of The Band 35 51 Gold
1978 Anthology
1989 To Kingdom Come: The Definitive Collection
1994 Across the Great Divide (box set)
1999 The Best of The Band, Vol. II
2000 Greatest Hits
2005 A Musical History (box set)

Collaborations with Bob Dylan[change | change source]

Year Album Chart Positions RIAA
CAN US
1974 Planet Waves 1 1 Gold
Before the Flood 5 3 Platinum
1975 The Basement Tapes 15 7 Gold
1998 The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan
Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert
50 31 Gold

Singles[change | change source]

Year Single Chart Positions Album
CAN CAN AC CAN Country US
1968 "The Weight" 35 63 Music from Big Pink
1969 "Up on Cripple Creek" 10 25 The Band
1970 "Rag Mama Rag" 46 57
"Time to Kill" 45 77 Stage Fright
1971 "Life Is a Carnival" 25 72 Cahoots
1972 "Don't Do It" 11 34 Rock of Ages
1973 "Ain't Got No Home" 35 73 Moondog Matinee
1974 "Most Likely You Go Your Way
(And I'll Go Mine)
" (with Bob Dylan)
43 66 Before the Flood
1976 "Ophelia" 62 Northern Lights – Southern Cross
1993 "Remedy" 14 27 71 Jericho
1994 "Atlantic City" 37

References[change | change source]

  • Across the Great Divide: The Band and America by Barney Hoskyns (ISBN 1-56282-836-3)
  • The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia by Michael Gray (ISBN 0-8264-6933-7)
  • Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes by Greil Marcus (ISBN 0-8050-5842-7)
  • This Wheel's on Fire by Levon Helm with Stephen Davis (ISBN 1-55652-405-6)
  • "The Band" by Kevin J. Bochynski in Popular Musicians edited by Steve Hochman. (ISBN 0893569860) Salem Press: Pasadena, Calif., 1999. Pages 61–64.

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