"I was trying to write a song that I thought Levon could sing." Levon Helm with the Band at Royal Albert Hall, London, June 3, 1971.
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The Classic Rock Song That Whistles 'Dixie'
What to make of the Band's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," a 1960s song about an 1860s war with ambiguous sympathies, in 2020? Classic? Problematic? Can it be both?
Matty Karas, curator
August 21, 2020