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Friday Flashback: The Band - The Weight

Friday Flashback: The Band - The Weight

Friday 20th April, 2012 11:03AM

With the sad news of The Band's Levon Helm passing from throat cancer yesterday, we thought what better time to relaunch our Friday Flashback feature which spotlights awesome tracks from decades past to pay tribute to The Band.

Drawn together whilst backing up rockabilly artist Ronnie Hawkins and later Bob Dylan -  Levon Helm (drums/vocals), Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson and Garth Hudson formed their most enduring project The Band in the late 60s.  Their first album Music from Big Pink  (a reference to the big pink house a couple of members lived in whilst writing the album) was released in 1968 and featured one of their biggest singles, 'The Weight' -  here they are performing the track live at Woodstock in 69...

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