Robbie Robertson

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Legal name: Jaime Robbie Robertson


Jaime Royal "Robbie" Robertson, OC (born July 5, 1943), is a Canadian musician, songwriter, film composer, producer, actor, and author.

Robertson is best known for his work as lead guitarist and primary songwriter for The Band, and for his career as a solo recording artist. His work with The Band was instrumental in creating the Americana music genre. Robertson has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame as a member of The Band, and has been inducted to Canada's Walk of Fame both with The Band and on his own. He is ranked 59th in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest guitarists.

As a songwriter, Robertson is credited for writing "The Weight", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "Up on Cripple Creek", "Broken Arrow", "Somewhere Down the Crazy River", and many others. Robertson has been inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Songwriters.

As a film soundtrack producer and composer, Robertson is best known for his numerous collaborations with director Martin Scorsese. Robertson's working relationship with Scorsese began with the influential rockumentary film The Last Waltz (1978), and continued through numerous dramatic films such as Raging Bull (1980) and Casino (1995). Robertson has also worked on many other soundtracks for film and television.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Robbie Robertson Robbie Robertson 8
1991 Storyville Robbie Robertson 3
1998 Contact From the Underworld of Redboy Robbie Robertson 4
2011 How to Become Clairvoyant Robbie Robertson 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Classic Masters Robbie Robertson 1
2006 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Robbie Robertson Robbie Robertson 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 Carny (Soundtrack) Robbie Robertson and Alex North 1
1994 Music for the Native Americans Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Mahk Jchi (Heartbeat Drum Song) Robbie Robertson, The Red Road Ensemble feat. Ulali 1
1998 Take Your Partner by the Hand Howie B feat. Robbie Robertson 3

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Interview for the First LP Robbie Robertson 1

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