Robbie Robertson Biography (1943?-)

Born James Robert Claygerman, July 5, 1943 (some sources say 1944), in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; son of a professional gambler (surname Claygerman) and Rosemarie (maiden name, Myke) Robertson; married Dominique (a journalist); children: Alexander, Delphine, Sebastian. Addresses: Agent: Keith Addis, Industry Entertainment, 955 S. Carrillo Dr., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90048.; Contact: 323 14th St., Santa Monica, CA 90402.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Musician, singer, composer, actor, producer, writer
Birth Details
1943?
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Producer, The Last Waltz, United Artists, 1978
  • Creator and producer, Carny, United Artists, 1980
  • Music arranger, "At Last," "A New Kind of Love," and "Webster Hall," Raging Bull, United Artists, 1981
  • Music producer, music director, and song performer, The King of Comedy, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • Music director and creative consultant, Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll!, 1987
  • Song producer and song performer, "Christmas Must Be Tonight," Scrooged, Paramount, 1988
  • Song performer, "Fallen Angel" and "Showdown at Big Sky," Shout, 1991
  • Song producer, "Bad Intentions" and "Let the Good Times Roll," Jimmy Hollywood, Paramount, 1994
  • Executive soundtrack producer, Phenomenon, 1996
  • Song performer, "Ghost Dance," "Rain Dance," "Rattlebone," "Coyote Dance," "Unknown," "Bended Knee," "Blue on Blue," "Just before Dawn," "Out of the Blue," and "Twisted Hair," Any Given Sunday, 1999
  • Creative music consultant, Forces of Nature, 1999
  • Music supervisor and executive soundtrack producer, Sunset Strip,2000
  • Song performer, "Rattlebone," The Center of the World, 2001
  • Film Appearances
  • Don't Look Back, 1967
  • Himself, Eat the Document, 1972
  • Member of The Band, The Last Waltz, United Artists, 1978
  • Patch, Carny, United Artists, 1980
  • Matthew, Visiting Hours (also known as The Fright, Get Well Soon, and Terreur a l'hopital central), 1982
  • Roger, The Crossing Guard, Miramax, 1995
  • Narrator, Dakota Exile, Video Finders, 1996
  • Voice of narrator, Wolves, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Rolling Stone Magazine's 20 Years of Rock 'n' Roll (also known asRolling Stone Magazine's 20th Anniversary Special and Rolling StonePresents 20 Years of Rock 'n' Roll), ABC, 1987
  • The 30th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1988
  • Narrator, An All-Star Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly (alsoknown as Vision Shared: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly), Showtime, 1988
  • Narrator, U2: The Making of the Movie "Rattle and Hum," 1988
  • Presenter, The 34th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1992
  • Himself, Robbie Robertson: Going Home (also known as Robbie Robertson), 1995
  • Narrator, Asteroids: Deadly Impact, 1997
  • Himself, Road Songs: A Portrait of Robbie Robertson, 2001
  • Episodic
  • "Martin Scorsese Directs," American Masters, PBS, 1990
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums; Performer and Songwriter, with The Band
  • Music from Big Pink, Capitol, 1968
  • The Band, Capitol, 1969
  • Stage Fright, Capitol, 1970
  • Cahoots, Capitol, 1971
  • Rock of Ages, Capitol, 1971
  • Moondog Matinee, Capitol, 1973
  • Northern Lights, Southern Cross, Capitol, 1976
  • The Best of The Band, Capitol, 1976
  • Islands, Capitol, 1977
  • Anthology, Capitol, 1978
  • The Last Waltz, Warner Bros., 1978
  • Other Albums
  • (With Bob Dylan) Planet Waves, Asylum, 1974
  • (With Dylan) Before the Flood, Asylum, 1974
  • (With Dylan) The Basement Tapes, Columbia, 1975
  • Robbie Robertson, Geffen, 1987
  • Storyville, Geffen, 1991
  • King of Hearts, 1992
  • Jericho, 1993
  • Music for the Native Americans, 1994
  • Across the Great Divide, 1994
  • Road Ensemble, Cema/Capitol, 1994
  • Contact from the Underworld of Red Boy, Cema/Capitol, 1998
  • Also recorded albums with Eric Clapton, including So Many Roads, Vanguard; I Can Tell, Atlantic; and The Best of John Hammond, Jr., Vanguard.
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Songs
  • "The Weight," Easy Rider, 1969
  • "Theme," "Up on Cripple Creek," "Shape I'm In," "It Makes No Difference,""Stagefright," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," "Chest Fever," "Ophelia," "The Weight," "Evangeline," and "Dry Your Eyes," The Last Waltz, United Artists, 1978
  • "Up on Cripple Creek," Star 80, Warner Bros., 1983
  • "The Weight," The Big Chill, Columbia, 1983
  • The King of Comedy, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • "It's in the Way You Use It" and "Don't Tell Me Nothin'," The Color ofMoney, Buena Vista, 1986
  • "Uh, Uh, Uh" and "Leave Me Alone," Five Corners, Cineplex Odeon, 1988
  • Scrooged, Paramount, 1988
  • Powwow Highway, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Shout, 1991
  • "Evangeline," Scent of a Woman, 1992
  • Jimmy Hollywood, Paramount, 1994
  • Any Given Sunday, 1999
  • The Center of the World, 2001
  • Film Scores
  • (Midway music) Carny, United Artists, 1980
  • Raging Bull, United Artists, 1981
  • Color of Money, Buena Vista, 1986
  • Until the End of the World, 1991
  • Whispers in the Dark, 1992
  • Jimmy Hollywood, Paramount, 1994
  • Any Given Sunday, 1999
  • Television Scores and Songs
  • Miniseries
  • The Native Americans (also known as The First Americans), TBS, 1994
  • Screenplays
  • Carny, United Artists, 1980

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Dalton, David and Lenny Kaye, Rock 100, Grosset, 1977
    • Fong-Torres, Ben, editor, What's That Sound?, Anchor Books (New York City), 1976
    • Miller, Jim, editor, The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock andRoll, Random House (New York City), 1979
    Periodicals
    • Billboard, November 14, 1998, p. 8
    • Guitar Player, January, 2000, p. 139
    • New York Times, October 9, 1994, pp. 32, 38

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