Originally posted by Raven:
Another one that feels a little personal, Robbie Robertson of The Band has passed away at 80.
I really liked their music at the time when they were playing their hits and backing up with Dylan and other legends in the 70's. The first time I ever went to a movie theatre to see what was basically a concert film was for the terrific "The Last Waltz".
The Band busted up really badly and, unlike many other group break ups, they remained angry and never got back together again. Robertson still had a significant solo career, but more behind the scenes with movie scores, until like everyone else you didn't hear about him much.
Still, his music and his playing will remain. I'm happy to have the original LPs and listen to them occasionally. RIP Mr. Robertson, you were always the best looking one.