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Dylan's first great classic and a political signature tune that endures. What solutions are there for mankind’s and the world’s problems? He demands. Ironically, at first, it was the Peter, Paul & Mary version that was more popular.
A rock group around in the late '60s and early '70s, comprising four Canadians - Robbie Robertson (guitar, piano, vocals); Richard Manuel (piano, harmonica, drums, saxophone, organ, vocals); Garth Hudson (organ, piano, clavinet, accordion, synthesizer, saxophone); and Rick Danko (bass guitar, violin, trombone, vocals), and one American, Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, bass guitar, vocals).
Later in 1965, Dylan recruited Helm and Robertson for two concerts, then the whole group for his US tour in 1965 and world tour in 1966. They also joined him on the informal recordings that later became The Basement Tapes.
Commonly referred to as just "the band", Helm said the name "The Band" worked well when the group took on its own identity. They recorded two of the most acclaimed albums of the era: their 1968 debut Music From Big Pink (featuring the single The Weight) and 1969's The Band. They’ve also covered Dylan’s Don’t Ya Tell Henry, Forever Young and I Shall Be Released.