Robertson, Robbie Robbie Robertson, whose full name was Jaime Royal Robertson, was a Canadian musician and guitarist.
He discovered his love of music at an early age, remained constant throughout his career, and ascended to become one of the most sought-after performers.
Robertson began playing guitar at the age of ten and six years later joined Levon Helm (drummer) in the Hawks, Ronnie Hawkins’ supporting band.
Robbie Robertson Career
The Hawks began accompanying Dylan after the legendary folk performer went electric in 1965. The band’s name was altered to just The Band in 1967.
He is best recognized for his work as Bob Dylan’s lead guitarist in the mid-late 1960s and early-mid 1970s; as a guitarist and songwriter with the Band from its foundation until 1978; and as a solo recording artist.
Robertson’s work with the Band was crucial in the development of the Americana music genre. As a songwriter, he’s written numerous songs as a solo artist and with the band.
He co-wrote The Weight, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, and Up on Cripple Creek with the band, and had solo singles with Broken Arrow and Somewhere Down the Crazy River, among many more.
Robertson was elected into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and awarded the National Academy of Songwriters’ Lifetime Achievement Award.
As a member of the Band, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and he was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame both with the Band and on his own.
Robertson is best known as a cinematic soundtrack producer and composer for his collaborations with filmmaker Martin Scorsese in film and television, beginning with the rockumentary film The Last Waltz.
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Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, Casino, The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Irishman, and Killers of the Flower Moon were among the films on which they collaborated. He also contributed to numerous additional film and television soundtracks.
Unfortunately, the five-time Grammy nominee and well-known songwriter, singer, guitarist, and film composer has passed away. Robbie Robertson died on August 9, 2023, at the age of 80, following a protracted illness.
“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,” his family said.
Angelica, Donovan, Dominic, Gabriel, and Seraphina are among his grandkids.” The family requested that money be donated to the Six Nations of the Grand River to “support a new Woodland Cultural Centre” in lieu of flowers.
At the time of this report, the family was planning her final funeral arrangement and the details are yet to be finalized. We will keep you updated.
Robbie Robertson Age: How old was he before death
Robbie Robertson died at the age of 80. The Band co-founder and film composer was born on July 5, 1943, in Toronto, Canada
Robbie Robertson height & weight
Robbie Robertson stands at a height of 1.85 and weighs around 85 kg