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The Band: Country Soul from Bob's Backup Band

Al Aronowitz, LIFE, 26 July 1968

BIG PINK IS one of those middle-class ranch houses you would expect to find in suburbia rather than on a mountain top in rustic Woodstock, N.Y. When the hand moved into Big Pink in 1967 it was a refugee from six years of motels, rooming houses and the front parlor of friends' apartments, and what the band brought to Big Pink was the dust of three continents. They had recently returned from a round-the-world tour as back-up group for Bob Dylan when Dylan himself, injured in his motorcycle accident, summoned them to Woodstock to help finish a movie.

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