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Robbie Robertson, guitarist with The Band, dies at 80

Aug 10, 2023 12:11 am

Jim Farber reports in The New York Times that Robbie Roberton, the lead guitarist and a singer for The Band, has died at age 80. The Band is perhaps the musical act most associated with the Hudson Valley. Their album "Music from Big Pink" was composed partly in "Big Pink," a house shared by bassist/singer Rick Danko, pianist/singer Richard Manuel, and organist Garth Hudson in West Saugerties, New York. In the summer of 1967, The Band lived with Bob Dylan in Woodstock, N.Y., recording songs that would later appear on the the double album “The Basement Tapes.” Martin Scorsese recorded "The Last Waltz" film in 1976 with The Band, and worked on his soundtracks with Robertson including "The Color of Money," "The Irishman" and the forthcoming "Killers of the Flower Moon." Read more about this story in The New York Times.

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