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The New York Times Bestseller On the 40th anniversary of The Band's legendary The Last Waltz concert, Robbie Robertson finally tells his own spellbinding story of the band that changed music history, his extraordinary personal journey, and his creative friendships with some of the greatest artists of the last half-century. Robbie Robertson's singular contributions to popular music have made him one of the most beloved songwriters and guitarists of his time. With songs like "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," and "Up on Cripple Creek," he and his partners in The Band fashioned a music that has endured for decades, influencing countless musicians. In this captivating memoir, written over five years of reflection, Robbie Robertson employs his unique storyteller's voice to weave together the journey that led him to some of the most pivotal events in music history. He recounts the adventures of his half-Jewish, half-Mohawk upbringing on the Six Nations Indian Reserve and on the gritty streets of Toronto; his odyssey at sixteen to the Mississippi Delta, the fountainhead of American music; the wild early years on the road with rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks; his unexpected ties to the Cosa Nostra underworld; the gripping trial-by-fire "going electric" with Bob Dylan on his 1966 world tour, and their ensuing celebrated collaborations; the formation of the Band and the forging of their unique sound, culminating with history's most famous farewell concert, brought to life for all time in Martin Scorsese's great movie The Last Waltz. This is the story of a time and place--the moment when rock 'n' roll became life, when legends like Buddy Holly and Bo Diddley criss-crossed the circuit of clubs and roadhouses from Texas to Toronto, when The Beatles, Hendrix, The Stones, and Warhol moved through the same streets and hotel rooms. It's the story of exciting change as the world tumbled through the '60s and early 70's, and a generation came of age, built on music, love and freedom. Above all, i

The New York Times Bestseller On the 40th anniversary of The Band's legendary The Last Waltz concert, Robbie Robertson finally tells his own spellbinding story of the band that changed music history, his extraordinary personal journey, and his creative friendships with some of the greatest artists of the last half-century. Robbie Robertson's singular contributions to popular music have made him one of the most beloved songwriters and guitarists of his time. With songs like "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," and "Up on Cripple Creek," he and his partners in The Band fashioned a music that has endured for decades, influencing countless musicians. In this captivating memoir, written over five years of reflection, Robbie Robertson employs his unique storyteller's voice to weave together the journey that led him to some of the most pivotal events in music history. He recounts the adventures of his half-Jewish, half-Mohawk upbringing on the Six Nations Indian Reserve and on the gritty streets of Toronto; his odyssey at sixteen to the Mississippi Delta, the fountainhead of American music; the wild early years on the road with rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks; his unexpected ties to the Cosa Nostra underworld; the gripping trial-by-fire "going electric" with Bob Dylan on his 1966 world tour, and their ensuing celebrated collaborations; the formation of the Band and the forging of their unique sound, culminating with history's most famous farewell concert, brought to life for all time in Martin Scorsese's great movie The Last Waltz. This is the story of a time and place--the moment when rock 'n' roll became life, when legends like Buddy Holly and Bo Diddley criss-crossed the circuit of clubs and roadhouses from Texas to Toronto, when The Beatles, Hendrix, The Stones, and Warhol moved through the same streets and hotel rooms. It's the story of exciting change as the world tumbled through the '60s and early 70's, and a generation came of age, built on music, love and freedom. Above all, i
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The New York Times Bestseller On the 40th anniversary of The Band's legendary The Last Waltz concert, Robbie Robertson finally tells his own spellbinding story of the band that changed music history, his extraordinary personal journey, and his creative friendships with some of the greatest artists of the last half-century. Robbie Robertson's singular contributions to popular music have made him one of the most beloved songwriters and guitarists of his time. With songs like "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," and "Up on Cripple Creek," he and his partners in The Band fashioned a music that has endured for decades, influencing countless musicians. In this captivating memoir, written over five years of reflection, Robbie Robertson employs his unique storyteller's voice to weave together the journey that led him to some of the most pivotal events in music history. He recounts the adventures of his half-Jewish, half-Mohawk upbringing on the Six Nations Indian Reserve and on the gritty streets of Toronto; his odyssey at sixteen to the Mississippi Delta, the fountainhead of American music; the wild early years on the road with rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks; his unexpected ties to the Cosa Nostra underworld; the gripping trial-by-fire "going electric" with Bob Dylan on his 1966 world tour, and their ensuing celebrated collaborations; the formation of the Band and the forging of their unique sound, culminating with history's most famous farewell concert, brought to life for all time in Martin Scorsese's great movie The Last Waltz. This is the story of a time and place--the moment when rock 'n' roll became life, when legends like Buddy Holly and Bo Diddley criss-crossed the circuit of clubs and roadhouses from Texas to Toronto, when The Beatles, Hendrix, The Stones, and Warhol moved through the same streets and hotel rooms. It's the story of exciting change as the world tumbled through the '60s and early 70's, and a generation came of age, built on music, love and freedom. Above all, i

Language:

English

Narrators:

MacLeod Andrews

Length:

18h 41m


Chapters

Free Sample

00:10

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:08


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:43


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:42


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:09


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:26


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:55


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:39


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:44


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:15


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:23


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:58


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:18


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:37


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:00


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:38


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:40


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:37


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:45


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:36


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:50


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:07


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:03


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:37


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:42


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:15


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:01


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:08


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:20


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:39


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:03


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:20


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:33


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:54


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:16


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:29


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:21


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:31


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:22


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:13


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:44


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:18


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:39


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:03


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:12


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:05


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:05


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:07


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:25


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:23


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

09:16


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:36


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:03


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:37


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:57


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:49


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:53


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:23


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:54


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:42


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:42


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:14


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:05


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:57


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:41


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:24


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:03


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:51


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:18


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:35


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:32


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:13


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:19


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:08


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:26


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:28


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:51


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:29


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:21


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:35


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

09:12


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

08:22


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:25


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

08:41


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:03


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:48


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:48


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:41


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:38


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

09:25


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:29


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:25


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

08:18


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:49


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:40


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:32


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:15


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:40


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:16


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:55


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:14


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:16


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:52


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

07:40


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:40


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:24


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:33


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

08:17


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

07:55


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

06:44


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:51


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

07:46


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

06:12


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

07:32


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

08:45


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

07:31


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:13


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

08:08


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:47


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:53


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:30


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

07:23


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

05:09


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:19


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

08:27


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

08:59


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

08:41


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

09:17


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

07:12


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

00:27