The Band – In Concert 1976 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

The Band  - a dose of the roots tonight.

The Band – a dose of roots tonight.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Band – In concert – 1976 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert Series – BBC Radio 1

Classic concert from one of the great Rock bands tonight. The Band in concert from 1976, recorded in London for the BBC Radio 1 Series In Concert.

It’s always a pleasure to hear The Band, whether it’s off an album or from a concert. They are one of those musical conglomerations you don’t get tired of listening to. Maybe it’s because of their no-frills approach to music – they are just a good, solid, tightly-knit organization who have made great music for a few decades and who were one of the most loved and respected bands working in the U.S. – of course, it helped they were Bob Dylan’s backup band. But clearly the man had good taste.

Sadly, The Band would go their separate ways a year after this concert (in 1977), but get back together in 1983 for a good long run until finally calling quits, after the death of founding member Rick Danko in 1999. The remaining members enjoyed success individually. And co-founder Levon Helm passed away in 2012, after a long bout with Cancer.

But here they are, at the top of their game, playing to a very appreciative audience (as most audiences at Band concerts were, if I recall), in 1976.

Enjoy and play loud.

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