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Robbie Robertson: 20 Essential Songs

From his days as Bob Dylan’s guitarist to his triumphs with the Band and as a solo artist, he was a legend

Robbie Robertson wasn’t best known for his singing, but few had as distinctly iconic a voice. As a songwriter and guitarist, he gave sharply detailed lyrics and lightning-flash electric tone to some of the most enduring songs in rock history. Robertson, who died on Wednesday at 80, leaves behind a massive body of work, from his time as Bob Dylan’s lead guitarist in the mid-Sixties to his triumphs with Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, and Garth Hudson in the Band to his solo work and beyond. Here are 20 classics to remember him by. “If I can’t take a chance,” he told us in 1980, “Well then, fuck, I’d rather stay home.” 

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