Bob Dylan and the Band: Down in the Flood

114mins2012DocumentaryTVG
starring
Barney HoskynsDerek BarkerGarth HudsonRobert ChristgauRobbie RobertsonAnthony DeCurtisRick DankoBob DylanRichard ManuelLevon Helm
In 1966 Bob Dylan began his first electric world tour. It was a landmark moment, both for Dylan and for the history of rock music, and it bitterly divided his audience. Backing him was an obscure group of Canadian musicians known as The Hawks. In the months following the tour they would join Dylan during a lengthy convalescence in the Catskill Mountains; when both parties re-emerged, Dylan had undergone an artistic transformation that sent ripples across American music and The Hawks had become The Band. This is the story of the relationship between Dylan and The Band, the legendary amateur recordings that they made together in Woodstock, their re-invention of American music and their continued relationship through the 1970s. Featuring rare archival footage, photographs and interviews?plus new interviews with Garth Hudson, Band producer John Simon, The Hawks' 66 tour drummer Mickey Jones, Dylan guitarist Charlie McCoy, Band biographer Barney Hoskyns, Basement Tapes archivist Sid Griffin, Isis magazine's Derek Barker, Rolling Stone's Anthony DeCurtis and others?this is one of the finest programs on Bob Dylan and The Band's respective and communal careers yet to emerge.
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