You may be familiar with Robbie Robertson, who won the Lifetime Achievement Award from Canadian Music Week in the Hall of Fame of the Canadian Music Industry.
Now people are still not over this shocking and heartbreaking news of his death, and you might be curious to know more about him.
The entire music industry is in deep sorrow over this tragic loss, and everyone is expressing their condolences to the family. His admirers will cherish the memories of him and his music for all time. Let’s take a journey toward his life in more detail.
This Canadian musician by the name of Jaime Royal “Robbie” Robertson died on August 9, 2023, after a year-long fight with prostate cancer.
He played lead guitar for Bob Dylan. Until 1978, he also played guitar and wrote songs for The Band. He also performed as a solo artist.
The Americana music genre was greatly influenced by Robertson’s work with The Band. He collaborated with The Band on the songs “The Weight”, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” and numerous other songs.
His Journey Toward Music
His parents had jobs in the factory. He frequently visited neighbors on the reserve while traveling with his mother. In particular, his older relative, Herb Myke, taught him the guitar at this location. Through listening to radio host George “Hound Dog” Lorenz, he developed a love for rock & roll and rhythm and blues.
His Road To Success
Beginning with the rockumentary movie The Last Waltz (1978) and continuing with serious movies like Raging Bull, Robertson worked on film and Television soundtracks, frequently with director Martin Scorsese.
His studio albums
- Robbie Robertson (1987)
- Storyville (1991)
- Music for the Native Americans (soundtrack) (1994)
- Contact from the Underworld of Redboy (1998)
- How to Become Clairvoyant (2011)
- Cinematic (2019)
Sinematic, Robertson’s sixth solo album, was released on September 20. On the song “I Hear You Paint Houses,” Van Morrison and Robertson duke it out as rival hitmen, among other references to the milieu of Scorsese’s films. The album features cameos from Citizen Cope, Derek Trucks, and Frédéric Yonnet.
On October 14, 2017, the Six Nations community presented Robertson with the first Lifetime Achievement Award.
Net Worth Of Robertson
Robertson served as executive producer of A Musical History, The Band’s definitive box set, which was released in 2005. He collaborated on the Robertson-penned song “Twilight” for Jerry Lee Lewis’ album Last Man Standing in 2006.
He had a $50 million net worth at the time when he passed away. Even though he is no longer with us, his admirers will always have a special place in their hearts for him. His fame and achievements throughout his life have encouraged many guitarists all over the world.