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Robbie Robertson

One of the premier songwriters of the rock era, Robbie Robertson was born July 5, 1943, in Toronto, Ontario. The son of a Jewish father and Mohawk mother, Jaime Robbie Robertson's first brush with live music came at the Six Nations Reservation, his mother's girlhood home; at the age of five, he also gained exposure to the country music of rural America. Not long after, he began taking guitar lessons from a cousin, and gradually began composing his first songs. As time wore on, his musical interests evolved from country to big band to rock, and he eventually dropped out of school to pursue a career as a performer.

In 1958, he hooked up with rockabilly star Ronnie Hawkins' backing band the Hawks, joining fellow sidemen Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, and Richard Manuel. After remaining with Hawkins through 1963, the Hawks began working on their own; they soon came to the attention of Bob Dylan, and became the support unit on the singer's now-legendary 1965-1966 world tour. Continuing their affiliation with Dylan, the group, renamed simply the Band, went on to become one of rock's seminal acts; propelled by Robertson's acute, evocative examinations of American mythology and lore, they made a series of seminal LPs, including 1968's Music from Big Pink and the following year's self-titled masterpiece.

The Band dissolved on Thanksgiving Day 1976 following an all-star concert filmed by director Martin Scorsese and later released as The Last Waltz. The project marked the beginning of Robertson's long affiliation with Scorsese, as well as an interest in dramatic acting; in 1980, Robertson produced and starred in Carny, co-starring Jodie Foster and Gary Busey. Also in 1980, he composed the score to Scorsese's brilliant Raging Bull, and continued to confine his musical activity to the film medium for the next several years, later working with Scorsese on the acerbic 1983 satire The King of Comedy and 1986's The Color of Money, the sequel to The Hustler.

Finally, in 1987 Robertson released his self-titled solo debut, which included guest appearances from onetime Band-mates Danko and Hudson as well as U2, Peter Gabriel, Daniel Lanois, and Gil Evans. Storyville, a conceptual piece steeped in the sounds and imagery of a famed area of New Orleans, followed in 1991. In 1994, Robertson returned to his roots, teaming with the Native American group the Red Road Ensemble for Music for the Native Americans, a collection of songs composed for a television documentary series. Contact from the Underworld of Redboy followed in 1998.

In 2000, Robertson joined Dreamworks as a creative executive; he signed Nelly Furtado and other artists to the label. In 2002, he performed at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, UT. He appeared on Jerry Lee Lewis' comeback recording Last Man Standing in 2006, and made an appearance at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2007. Robertson also remained close to Scorsese. He composed, consulted on, and produced soundtracks for Casino and The Departed, and acted as executive music director on Gangs of New York. He also contributed original music to Shutter Island. Robertson returned to recording with the album How to Become Clairvoyant on the 429 Records imprint in 2011. The album featured guest appearances by Clapton, Steve Winwood, Trent Reznor, Robert Randolph, Tom Morello, and Angela McCluskey. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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daaaaaamnn ::)))))))))
Robbie robertson is awesome i love this song and his other one shine your light
First time in my life was blown away! Reminds me of van morrisons talent, moody lyrical, poetic, and haunting, all the good stuff!
His first solo LP blew me away and I have been collecting his music ever since. Testify!
espinosa_glo r i a
The man is simply amazing. Have been listening to him for years.
Awsome singer/songw r i t e r ! Loved him in the 80"s, love him now. Very underrated perfomer.
hagen2223
Really not a bigger dbag in music
kriyabob
Robbie Robertson has to be one the best songwriters in the music industry. Very underrated and doesn't get the attention he deserves, his mystique is one of his great attributes. To those who haven't heard much of him, check him out. He will become one of your favorites, I know he's one mine. One of the top 10 artist of our rock and roll and contemporary musicians of our times.
been listening to Robbie since the mid 90s. you can focus on the words & be moved or let the rythym free your mind to wherever. priceless
tractors3sga
How to Become Clairvoyant is an amazing compilation of music from start to finish.
Madame X is a beautiful, peaceful song.
awesome song ....love the lyrics
snipes314
an amazing atist who's come along way from the Band through his start in movie soundtracks & his solo work to the native soundtrack and beyond a most excellant musician and singer one of my favorites
i loved him as a teenager, and i love him at 39. I will always love him..... he puts me in a trance, his music is so easy to make love to,Robbie Robertson is the shiznik
I found Robbie late in my music listening career....an d he is fantastic. Rhytyms, melodies, and lyrics intertwine into great storytelling that is haunting and etheral.
The opera singer's name on Twisted Hair is Bonnie Jo Hunt.
This information is somewhat dated. It does not include Robbie's really great albums, Music for the Native Americans and Contact From the Underworld of Redboy, both of which provide a clear picture of Robbie's Native roots. In one song, "Twisted Hair", he includes the heavenly voice of an Native opera singer with the sound of frogs and crickets.
slugandco
Robbie is the best.
marklove831
i like what i've heard so far of robbie solo stuff;want more!!! i don't mind his voice at all:)!!!yum.
bball_bear08
Definetly agree about Contact from the Underworld of Redboy.
please add Contact From The Underworld of Redboy - huge record!
One of the most underrated guitarists ever. One of the best songwriters of all time. He should have just kept on letting Levon, Rick, and Richard sing the songs. He did music a big disservice by breaking up The Band.
i love all of this man's music.
.robbie one of the BEST
davidshupper t
Following his days with "The Band", Robertson's distinctive, unique talent has come into full bloom...deep l y sensitive, glorious, hauntingly bewitching to behold. What a delight!

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