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It's been 40 years since The Band's epic farewell tour, "The Last Waltz." The genre-defining Americana group crafted several iconic songs — including “The Weight,” “Rag Mama Rag,” and "Acadia Driftwood," — and many of them written by Robbie Robertson, the group's main songwriter and lead guitarist.
To coincide with the 40th anniversary of "The Last Waltz," Robertson has written an memoir called "Testimony," which chronicles the many tales of The Band. Robertson joins The Takeaway to share stories about the history of The Band, from learning to play guitar while growing up on the Sixth Nations Reserve in Ontario and playing in Ronnie Hawkins’ backing band, to recording albums in Big Pink, teaming up with Bob Dylan, and his friendship with Levon Helm.