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The Band: A Tree With Roots

Mick Gold, Let It Rock, April 1974

THE LEGEND runs that in the summer of 1965 the Hawks (also known as the Crackers) were playing a night club in the seashore resort of Somers Point, New Jersey, when they were telephoned by a certain Mr. Dylan, who asked them if they'd like to play the Hollywood Bowl with him. "We'd never heard of Dylan," said Levon Helm.

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