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The Band
Formed: 1967 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Disbanded: Nov, 1976
Genre: Country, Folk, Pop/Rock
Group Members: Robbie Robertson, Blondie Chaplin, Rick Danko, Richard Bell, Randy Ciarlante, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, Stan Szelest, Jim ...See All
Biography: For roughly half a decade, from 1968 through 1975, the Band was one of the most popular and influential rock groups in the world, their music embraced by critics (and, to a somewhat lesser degree, the public) as seriously as the music of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Their albums were analyzed ...Read full biography
The Band
Released: 1969
Label: Phantom Import Distribution
Critics' Rating:
The Band's first album, Music from Big Pink, seemed to come out of nowhere, with its ramshackle musical blend and songs of rural tragedy. The Band, the group's second album, was a more deliberate and even ...Read full review
Music from Big Pink
Released: 1968
Label: Phantom Import Distribution
Critics' Rating:
None of the Band's previous work gave much of a clue about how they would sound when they released their first album in July 1968. As it was, Music from Big Pink came as a surprise. At first blush, the ...Read full review