Testimony by Robbie Robertson (5 out of 5)

No question; music biographies are my favorite thing to read. I was way overdue reading this. Jim Peterik told me this was his favorite biography when it was released in 2016. I put it on the back burner in the book cellar in my head, and here I am, FINALLY reading it in March of 2018. Better late than never! The book is out in paperback and available at your local bookstore.

Robbie Robertson is best known as the founding member of The Band, along with the legendary Levon Helm. Their career spanned decades and a multitude of hits, including “Up On Cripple Creek”, “The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down”, and “The Weight”. Robertson also had a solo career, as well as being behind other well known hits for other artists. The anecdotes he shares with the reader (Bob Dylan, The Beatles, a young friend named “Jimmy James”, aka Jimi Hendrix, among others) are invaluable, not just for the personalities involved, but because the voice Robertson gives to them is neutral and nostalgic. Sort of like any of the wonderful music The Band shared with us through the years. His is quite the storied career, and he could have gone the way of ego and delivered a memoir full of the same. Happily, this was not the case. Definitely one of the better memoirs I have ever read. Highly, highly recommended for the music buff in your life!

~ by generationgbooks on March 13, 2018.

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