Find all previous episodes of The Band: A History below:
EPISODE #001 - RONNIE "THE HAWK" HAWKINS
Arkansas-born Ronnie Hawkins was a major force in rockabilly in the 1950s and 1960s. He found his way to Canada during that time had a hand in developing young Canadian talent, many of which went on to be members of The Band.
EPISODE #002 - THE HAWKS AFTER HAWKINS
Fed with Ronnie Hawkins routine, Levon & The Hawks left to grind the music circuit themselves. In a period of uncertainty, The Hawks were finding themselves as musicians and people.
EPISODE #003 - THE DYLAN YEARS
Having befriended the mysterious folk superstar, Bob Dylan, The Hawks became his backing band. Touring the world brought The Hawks newer and bigger challenges and Dylan's audience was hostile to his new brand of folk-rock. While some of The Hawks took as well as they could to the challenge, other members did not.
EPISODE #004 - THE BASEMENT TAPES
With Dylan in bad shape and recovering from his vices and his motorcycle accident, The Hawks found themselves hiding with Dylan in the Catskills Mountains in upstate New York. With no touring for the first time in their careers, they focused on creating music and crafting their new sound.
EPISODE #005 - MUSIC FROM BIG PINK
The Hawks, or The Band as they were now called were working on their first album. Taking what they had learned from years on the road with Hawkins and Dylan led to The Band creating the most interesting brand of popular music of the late sixties. "Music From Big Pink" was the launching pad for The Band's jump to stardom.