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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. The Jan. 3 debut appearance in Ch…
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. The images th…
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. The four-CD, one-DVD set gathers 56 performances from the group’s Dec. 28-31 shows at New York City…
Levon Helm Documentary to Be Screened in His Hometown
Subscribe to 107.9 The River on Youtube 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. The documentary has been in the works since 2007, when dire…
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. Longtime …