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38 Years Ago: The Band Stage Legendary Farewell Concert ‘The Last Waltz’

A wise man once said it's better to burn out than fade away, and on Thanksgiving Day of 1976, one of the best live acts of the rock era went out in a blaze of glory.

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40 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Returns to the Road With the Band

During the first week of January 1974, Bob Dylan went on tour with members of the Band for the first time since 1966, when their controversial shows heralded Dylan's move from folk music to rock. This new collaboration would prove to be no less volcanic.

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Classic Photos of the Band Collected in New Book

One of the more distinctive rock bands of the '60s and '70s, the Band boasted a visual aesthetic every bit as striking as their music -- and now, a series of pictures taken by band photographer Elliott Landy for their first two albums is being collected into a book.

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The Band’s ‘Christmas Must Be Tonight’ Covered by the Explorers Club

One of classic-rock’s most beloved original Christmas tunes, ‘Christmas Must Be Tonight’ by the Band, has been given a faithful new rendition by retro-pop act the Explorers Club. The track can be downloaded for free below.

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15 Years Ago: The Band Release Their Final Album

Released on Sept. 15, 1998, 'Jubilation' got underway, in the fashion of the Band's debut, with a moment of complex melancholy. But Rick Danko's vocal on 'Book Faded Brown' heralded the end of things -- not the beginning.

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The Band’s Legendary 1971 Live Shows Get Boxed

The Band's celebrated concerts from the last week of 1971 are being released in a five-disc box set. 'Live at the Academy of Music 1971' will come out on Sept. 17.

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45 Years Ago: The Band’s ‘Music From Big Pink’ Album Released

In five seemingly short years, the Band went from backing a mostly obscure rockabilly singer to joining Bob Dylan on tour to becoming a super-popular group in its right. By the time they released their debut album, 'Music From Big Pink,' in July 1968, the Band were already semi legends.

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Levon Helm Documentary to Be Screened in His Hometown

On Saturday (April 13), nearly one year to the day after his death, ‘Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm’ will be shown in Helm's hometown of Woodstock, N.Y.

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The Band, Grateful Dead + ‘Dazed and Confused’ Vinyl Announced for Record Store Day

Rhino Records will celebrate Record Store Day with special vinyl releases focusing on the Band, the Grateful Dead and the hits-packed 'Dazed and Confused' soundtrack. These limited edition albums will be available at participating independent record stores on April 20.

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27 Years Ago: The Band’s Richard Manuel Found Dead

Early in the morning of March 4, 1986, Richard Manuel, one of the most recognizable and emotive voices in rock and roll, was silenced by his own hands. After a concert at the 'Cheek to Cheek' lounge in Winter Park, Fla., by the Band, who had re-formed without guitarist Robbie Robertson, a depressed and drug-abused Manuel returned to his hotel room and ended his life by hanging himself.

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The Band’s Levon Helm, Dead At 71

Levon Helm, former drummer for the Band, has lost his battle with throat cancer. The legendary musician, whose voice gave life to classic songs such as ‘The Weight,’ ‘Up on Cripple Creek’ and ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,’ was 71 years old.

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Levon Helm’s Family Asking For Prayers

Levon Helm singer/drummer founder of  The Band "is in the final stages of his battle with cancer," according to a message Helm's wife, Sandy, and daughter Amy posted on his website.

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