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An excellent book on an excellent Band
on 19 May 2015
This is an excellently researched book, covering just about everything you need to know about The Band. I loved the old stories when they were The Hawks, backing Ronnie Hawkins, who hardened them to life on the road in the sixties, and it was obvious there was a mutual respect there even when they became world famous, and Ronnie's career flagged. The account here of the transition to the Dylan years comes up with quite a bit that wasn't previously common knowledge, and the backround of each member is well researched also. The impact of the Big Pink and The Band albums on the dreary world of late 60's music can't be over estimated, and this book documents it well. An excellent book.