The mythical proportion that has graced "Music From Big Pink" has been there since the beginning. By the late sixties, everyone was buzzing about what Dylan and The Band were doing in upstate New York.
"Music From Pink" quaked the music world, it’s profound impact changed the perspective of the largest artists of the day. George Harrison was obsessed, Eric Clapton famously quit Cream and wanted to join The Band. . In an era saturated by fuzzy blues, acid rock and psychedelia, the authentic, raw and roots music of The Band was fresh air.
This episode we will go through The Band’s collective process for creating arguably their best album, the album that skyrocketed them to fame.
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Originally released on The Band: A History's Patreon. We sit down and talk with Breanna McCann, the curator and archivist behind the new project The Manuel Archive.
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This week we sit down and chat with Joe Forno. Forno was born in Woodstock, New York. His father an influential local and was friendly with The Band. Forno graduated Albany College of Pharmacy in 1973 and had a career as a pharmacist before assisting Richard Manuel and Levon Helm with their...
“None of us truly understood where we were headed, but we knew change was inevitable.”
The Band meant something, their music had spoken to many. Whether that meant flying from another continent, taking a train cross country, selling their worldly possessions or quitting a job, even the slightest...