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In memory of Robbie Robertson (Original Post) Casady1 Aug 2023 OP
Great loss. Saw the tribute band with Warren Haynes last year. Lochloosa Aug 2023 #1
I saw The Last Waltz when it first came out Deuxcents Aug 2023 #2
At 86 Garth is the oldest and only survivor Zambero Aug 2023 #3
That opening segment bmbmd Aug 2023 #4
My favorite album by him Chautauquas Aug 2023 #5
I'm reading his memoir "Testimony" that came out 6 or 7 years ago FakeNoose Aug 2023 #6
And again.... Tanuki Aug 2023 #7
Wow, that version was incredible! I got goosebumps watching it! n/t liberal_mama Aug 2023 #8
Awesome thanks. The version from Last Waltz with Staples Singers 617Blue Aug 2023 #10
This loss has hit me pretty hard MissMillie Aug 2023 #9
Me too 617Blue Aug 2023 #11

Lochloosa

(16,130 posts)
1. Great loss. Saw the tribute band with Warren Haynes last year.
Wed Aug 9, 2023, 09:13 PM
Aug 2023

Well worth the ticket if you get a chance. They do The Lat Waltz front to back.

Deuxcents

(16,776 posts)
2. I saw The Last Waltz when it first came out
Wed Aug 9, 2023, 09:21 PM
Aug 2023

I have the album, too. Loved The Band. Hard to believe only Garth Hudson is still with us. Where did the time go?

Zambero

(9,003 posts)
3. At 86 Garth is the oldest and only survivor
Wed Aug 9, 2023, 09:47 PM
Aug 2023

And by all accounts had the fewest vices. Robertson's style of writing using imagery and stories has had a lasting impact on popular music. The Last Waltz was one of the best rock concert movies ever filmed.

Chautauquas

(4,455 posts)
5. My favorite album by him
Wed Aug 9, 2023, 09:56 PM
Aug 2023

Favorite album is tcatnoC from the Underworld of Redboy. Among the gems on that album is one about Leonard Peltier called Sacrifice, and a beautiful love song called Unbound.


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FakeNoose

(33,403 posts)
6. I'm reading his memoir "Testimony" that came out 6 or 7 years ago
Wed Aug 9, 2023, 10:14 PM
Aug 2023


It's an amazing story, beginning with him going down to Arkansas as a 16-year-old to play in Ronnie Hawkins' band. He befriends the drummer Levon Helm almost immediately as he gets drawn into the rockabilly culture of the early 1960's. Robertson was already writing songs as a teenager, and he experimented with performing techniques early in his career.

I haven't even gotten to the chapter where he meets Bob Dylan, but there's so much amazing detail in this book. It's a great read for any music fan. I just can't believe he's gone.

R.I.P. Robbie Robertson and thanks for all the great songs!

617Blue

(1,313 posts)
10. Awesome thanks. The version from Last Waltz with Staples Singers
Thu Aug 10, 2023, 07:59 AM
Aug 2023

might be my favorite recorded music of all time.

Not sure why his death is hitting me like a gut punch.

MissMillie

(38,684 posts)
9. This loss has hit me pretty hard
Thu Aug 10, 2023, 07:18 AM
Aug 2023

and in a way my consciousness didn't expect.

I don't think anyone around me would have pegged me for being a fan of RR or The Band, though I do have friends that know that "Storyville" is one of my all-time favorite albums. I think when asked here on DU about "deserted island" albums, it's been on my list.

I guess it's just one of those deals where you don't realize what "you've got til it's gone."

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