Sep 1, 2020
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_118 – THE HISTORY OF THE BAND & ROBBIE ROBERTSON
This episode spotlights a band that started in the 1950s as the supporting musicians for Canada’s biggest rockabilly star. Later, they moved to the United States and fine- tuned their sound under a variety of different names. That led Bob Dylan to hire them to back him on concert tours and studio recordings. Then the band finally established themselves as one of the leading rock and roll groups of the late 1960s to the mid-1970s. Actually, we’ve already mentioned their name: – The Band.
We’ll track The Band’s history – along with a particular emphasis on their most prominent member – Robbie Robertson. His work with The Band and his successful post-Band solo career – including his decades of work on major Hollywood motion picture soundtracks – are profiled in the film, “Once Were Brothers.”
Our resident “Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll” Rockologist. Ken Deutsch, interviewed Daniel Roher, the director of that documentary, for this edition of our podcast series. And Radio Dave will have more of the greatest rock and roll stories on record.