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The Band, “Blind Willie McTell” from Jericho (1993): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Blind Willie McTell” from Jericho (1993): Across the Great Divide

That this song, a legendary outtake from Bob Dylan’s ‘Infidels,’ heralded the Band’s long-hoped-for return to the studio was fitting.

The Band, “When I Paint My Masterpiece” from Cahoots (1971): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “When I Paint My Masterpiece” from Cahoots (1971): Across the Great Divide

The introduction of a new studio to experiment with might have seemed like a happy challenge for the Band, in another place.

Levon Helm, “Kingfish” from Electric Dirt (2009): Across the Great Divide

Levon Helm, “Kingfish” from Electric Dirt (2009): Across the Great Divide

Levon Helm’s update of “Kingfish” was as evocative of what made the Band great as anything the individual group members ever put out.

‘They hear it and it’s perfect’: Warren Haynes says the Band played key role in shaping new Gov’t Mule album

‘They hear it and it’s perfect’: Warren Haynes says the Band played key role in shaping new Gov’t Mule album

Warren Haynes learned a lot about one of his fellow performers at Love for Levon, the concert celebration of the life and music of the Band’s Levon Helm.

The Band, “The Rumor” from Stage Fright (1970): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “The Rumor” from Stage Fright (1970): Across the Great Divide

The Band’s ‘Stage Fright,’ it seems, could only have ended in one of two ways: Damnation or salvation. “The Rumor” seems to represent the latter.

The Band, “Daniel and the Sacred Harp” from Stage Fright (1970): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Daniel and the Sacred Harp” from Stage Fright (1970): Across the Great Divide

After a series of very dire warnings about the Band’s new rock-star lifestyle, perhaps this utterly scarifying parable was all but inevitable.

‘We seem to be losing friends by the day’: Graham Nash’s touching tribute to Levon Helm

Graham Nash performed “Back Home,” a deeply emotional tribute to the Band’s Levon Helm, last night on Talks Music

Levon Helm played a role in the Blues Brothers legend: ‘That’s the band I want’

Levon Helm played a role in the Blues Brothers legend: ‘That’s the band I want’

A New Year’s Eve show by Levon Helm and his RCO All Stars so impressed a member of the audience that he eventually swiped several members to form the basis of the Blues Brothers.

The Band, “All La Glory” from Stage Fright (1970): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “All La Glory” from Stage Fright (1970): Across the Great Divide

The Band’s “All La Glory” is a great place to achieve a vista on what lays beyond the hootenanny joys of “Up on Cripple Creek” and “Rag Mama Rag.”

The Band’s Robbie Robertson on his emotional last meeting with Levon Helm: ‘I spent an hour holding his hand’

The Band’s Robbie Robertson on his emotional last meeting with Levon Helm: ‘I spent an hour holding his hand’

Long after the Band’s initial split, Robbie Robertson and Levon Helm remained torn by disagreements over songwriting credits.

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