Classic Albums

The Band: The Band

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 4/17/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, and Garth Hudson discuss the making of their classic 1969 release. Each member explains how they achieved their distinct sound, with all of them often switching instruments. We hear from Eric Clapton and George Harrison on the influence the record had. Also included is a tribute to suicide victim Richard Manuel.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ringo Starr

    Host/Announcer

  • Robbie Robertson

    Himself

  • Garth Hudson

    Himself

  • Levon Helm

    Himself

  • Rick Danko

    Himself

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  • Notes (1)

    • Bernie Taupin's segment was cut from the US broadcast. In it he describes how he paid homage to The Band by writing 'Levon', about Levon Helm, and 'Tiny Dancer', "..seamstress for The Band". Edit: This segment was added back to the repackaged series, that was run on Vh1 Classic.

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