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Wed Aug 9, 2023, 04:03 PM Aug 2023

Robbie Robertson, Leader of The Band, Dies at 80 [View all]

Source: Variety

Guitarist-songwriter-singer Robbie Robertson, who led the Canadian-American group the Band to rock prominence in the 1970s and worked extensively with Bob Dylan and Martin Scorsese, has died. He was 80.

According to an announcement from his management, Robertson died Wednesday in Los Angeles after a long illness.

In a statement, Robertson’s manager of 34 years, Jared Levine, said “Robbie was surrounded by his family at the time of his death, including his wife, Janet, his ex-wife, Dominique, her partner Nicholas, and his children Alexandra, Sebastian, Delphine, and Delphine’s partner Kenny. He is also survived by his grandchildren Angelica, Donovan, Dominic, Gabriel and Seraphina. Robertson recently completed his fourteenth film music project with frequent collaborator Martin Scorsese, ‘Killers of the Flower Moon.’ In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Six Nations of the Grand River to support a new Woodland Cultural Center.”

Read more: https://variety.com/2023/music/news/robbie-robertson-dead-the-band-1235692172/

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A very fine musician wendyb-NC Aug 2023 #1
So sad JustAnotherGen Aug 2023 #2
Loved the song "Somewhere Down That Crazy River". RIP Robbie. applegrove Aug 2023 #3
That was a good album hibbing Aug 2023 #17
Great music. applegrove Aug 2023 #18
Ahh, Damn -- He was one of the greats. Sky Jewels Aug 2023 #4
+ struggle4progress Aug 2023 #11
I love that film BigmanPigman Aug 2023 #27
Nooooo! ms liberty Aug 2023 #5
Oh, NO!!!! I just saw an interview with him a short while back. 😭 hlthe2b Aug 2023 #6
This message was self-deleted by its author honest.abe Aug 2023 #7
Jealous! JustAnotherGen Aug 2023 #8
I deleted this because it was a performance by the Band but Robertson was not there. honest.abe Aug 2023 #9
RIP, such an important voice for me maxsolomon Aug 2023 #10
Garth Hudson VGNonly Aug 2023 #15
Thanks, for some reason I thought he was gone too. maxsolomon Aug 2023 #16
He was the oldest in The Band. VGNonly Aug 2023 #19
Interesting story about Garth SCantiGOP Aug 2023 #29
Garth didn't look like a rocker, VGNonly Aug 2023 #35
A bar I hung out in in college SCantiGOP Aug 2023 #37
Bruce Springsteen liked Chest Fever VGNonly Aug 2023 #47
Love this song. 2naSalit Aug 2023 #38
Thank you that was sweet. Botany Aug 2023 #50
Had never heard that SCantiGOP Aug 2023 #54
Robbie was an immensely talented songwriter Abigail_Adams Aug 2023 #45
Peace, Brother world wide wally Aug 2023 #12
Sad. My music heroes are reaching the end of their era. JohnnyRingo Aug 2023 #13
RIP to one of the greats. ancianita Aug 2023 #14
The NYT is working on a complete obit BeyondGeography Aug 2023 #20
Robertson and the rest of The Band VGNonly Aug 2023 #21
🕯️ thatcrowwoman Aug 2023 #22
Chi Miigwetch PlutosHeart Aug 2023 #23
RIP RocRizzo55 Aug 2023 #24
Here he is, with Ringo Starr (Playing For Change) DinahMoeHum Aug 2023 #25
Oh no! This one hurts ... Robbie Robertson is one of my all-time favorites FakeNoose Aug 2023 #26
It sure does hurt RocRizzo55 Aug 2023 #49
One of my favorite artists Dr. Shepper Aug 2023 #28
Thoughts of sagetea Aug 2023 #30
Aw man! Hugh_Lebowski Aug 2023 #31
... Solly Mack Aug 2023 #32
RIP iemanja Aug 2023 #33
R.I.P Robbie Robertson gademocrat7 Aug 2023 #34
I absolutely LOVE HIM!!!!!! MissMillie Aug 2023 #36
RIP 💐 IrishAfricanAmerican Aug 2023 #39
Farewell and Thank You Donkees Aug 2023 #40
...and the Wheel turns. WheelWalker Aug 2023 #41
I'll hafta add this - it's a personal favorite of mine: NBachers Aug 2023 #42
I want Whispering Pines VGNonly Aug 2023 #48
Damn. happybird Aug 2023 #43
I've been thinking the same thing.... Bayard Aug 2023 #46
Recent interview w/ one of my favorites.... MissMillie Aug 2023 #53
I'm very sorry to hear this. yardwork Aug 2023 #44
So sorry to hear this... twogunsid Aug 2023 #51
I was listening to Music for The Native Americans a few weeks ago... Tom Rinaldo Aug 2023 #52
Peace out scipan Aug 2023 #55
Even more chilling to hear this now Kennah Aug 2023 #56
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