Bob Dylan & The Band
Rock Legends Live!
with Bill Shelley
Of all the people Bob Dylan has worked with, no musical collaboration has been more fruitful and influential than his association with The Band. His relationship began with the group when Robbie Robertson and Levon Helm, then of the mostly Canadian group The Hawks, became part of Dylan's band for two concerts on his late summer of 1965 tour to support Highway 61 Revisited. Throughout 1965 and 1966 The Band (Robertson, Helm, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson) served as his backing group as his infamous electric conversion took full flower. After some shows were met with howling derision, drummer Levon Helm (the only American in The Band) briefly dropped out to be replaced by Mickey Jones. During Dylan's convalescence after his motorcycle accident in the summer of 1966, Dylan and The Band repaired to West Saugerties, New York, to the mythical house Big Pink. There they proceeded to unofficially record 100 songs, some of which made it on to what came to be known as the Basement Tapes, released as a double album in 1975.
In 1974 Dylan and the Band toured and eventually released the double live album Before The Flood. They also worked together extensively on Dylan's Planet Waves album, released in 1974. Tracks that Dylan cut with The Band also appear on 1970's Self Portrait album. Dylan played with The Band at its Last Waltz concert in November of 1976.
Join film collector Bill Shelley for an amazing evening of rare footage of Dylan and The Band, including tour and rehearsal footage of the infamous 1966 tour, newsreel and performance footage of the Isle of Wight festival from 1970 and various television performances and press conference clips that should not be missed. There will also be extremely rare clips from The Band's 1970 tour. The clips to be screened include such songs as The Weight, Highway 66 Revisited, This Wheel's On Fire, I Threw It All Away, Up On Cripple Creek, One Too Many Mornings, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Time To Kill, I Pity The Poor Immigrant, Minstrel Boy and Ballad of A Thin Man. -Steve Matteo
Steve Matteo is the author of Dylan and Let It Be and has written for such publications as Rolling Stone, Newsday and the New York Times
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