Posts tagged "The Band"
Another Halloween Concert

Another Halloween Concert

45 years ago right about this time on this day which also was a Friday and also obviously Halloween, I found myself seated in the back seat of a rather large Oldsmobile departing the land of the Basement Tapes for the city of Boston. It was my first trip to Boston. I was on my...
Reviving A Memory

Reviving A Memory

Reviving A Memory On October 2, 1965, I attended my fourth Bob Dylan concert at Symphony Hall, in Newark, NJ.  It was a concert that’s barely been mentioned or written about except as far as I know by me in an article I wrote for Bobdylan.com a long time ago.  For years there were no...
40 Year Reflections on Tour 74

40 Year Reflections on Tour 74

It was some Sunday morning either in late October or early November 1973, and I’d just woken and up and walked into the kitchen, when my house mate, another Dylan fan and another Band fan said to me excitedly, “They just announced on the Radio, Dylan and The Band are going to tour.”  In my...
Robbie Robertson Returns

Robbie Robertson Returns

Robbie Robertson Returns Review : How to Become Clairvoyant by Peter Stone Brown When Robbie Robertson finally returned to recording more than a decade after the original lineup of The Band played their last show, it was obvious he had moved on in terms of sound.  Co-producing with Daniel Lanois, the album was awash in...
The Levon Helm Band, The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, 02.15.2008

The Levon Helm Band, The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, 02.15.2008

Last night Levon Helm finally brought his Ramble to Philly, playing the Electric Factory. It was Helm’s second Philly appearance in the 21st Century, the first being a show by his blues group The Barn Burners at a River Jam, where following his surgery for throat Cancer, Helm did not sing. It was his second...
Garth Hudson - Biography

Garth Hudson – Biography

Of all the musicians in The Band, the most interesting and intriguing is Garth Hudson. The Band was a special group of extraordinary musicians to begin with, but Hudson’s keyboard work took them even higher. Hudson’s unique gospel-oriented sound partially came from his use of the Lowrey organ. But it was his amazing technique as...
Revisiting The Band

Revisiting The Band

  Early in the summer of 1968, a very unassuming and somewhat strange album appeared. On the cover was what appeared to be a child’s painting. On the rear cover was a small picture of the back of a fairly ugly, somewhat suburban-looking pink house and in large bold letters were the words: Music From...
Rick Danko

Rick Danko

This article was written in December 1999, just after the author found out that Rick Danko had died. It originally appeared in the newsgroups alt.music.the-band and rec.music.dylan.     Rick Danko The first time I saw Rick Danko was in 1965 in Newark, New Jersey. He was a member of The Hawks and was backing...
Richard Manuel

Richard Manuel

This article was written in 1986, the night when the author found out that Richard Manuel had died. It originally appeared in Peter Stone Brown’s regular column, The Other Side in a paper called the Welcomat in Philadelphia, in the March 12, 1986 issue. Copyright © Peter Stone Brown, 1986, 1998. It was many years...
The Last Waltz Revisited

The Last Waltz Revisited

  When Robbie Robertson decided to disband The Band in 1976, it was time. Anyone who had seriously followed the group since their debut, Music From Big Pink eight years before knew it even if they didn’t want to see it happen. What was easily the tightest of any rock band to set foot on...
Interview: Rick Danko, December 21, 1977

Interview: Rick Danko, December 21, 1977

I was a Rick Danko fan from the first note of the first song he sang on Music From Big Pink, “Caledonia Mission.”  There was something in his voice that grabbed me immediately, some incredible mixture of twang and soul that was not only inviting but also very honest and very real. I’d seen Rick...
Interview: Levon Helm, March, 1981

Interview: Levon Helm, March, 1981

Levon Helm March 6, 1981 This interview took place before a show at a now gone club Emerald City, which was just across the river from Philly in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The building was originally the legendary (originally in Philadelphia) nightclub, the Latin Casino, where people such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean...