A quick heads up: Marc Maron released this week a long, probing and quite excellent interview with The Band’s Robbie Robertson. The conversation gives you:
the full lowdown on the history of The Band, from its origins as a backing group to its final bow with The Last Waltz. Robbie talks about being with Bob Dylan when he went electric and dealing with the blowback of that, and he explains how he came to have such a great working relationship with Martin Scorsese on many of the director’s films.
You can stream the interview below. It’s worth listening to Maron’s impassioned monologue. But if you want to skip straight to the interview itself, then jump to the 15 minute mark.
Robertson recently published a new memoir called Testimony, and I should point out that you can download it as a free audiobook if you take part in Audible.com’s 30 day free trial program. Get details on Audible’s free trial here.
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