If I had to name my top 3 favorite bands, The Band would definitely be on that list. Clapton claims that he broke up Cream when he heard them, and you can hear their influence in everything fromThe Beatles' Two Of Us to albums such as Who's Next. Here they are covering their old boss Bob Dylan. How many songs can you find from the period when everybody wanted to be The Band?
PS. Our sister site Newstalgia has a really fun number from Joni James, 1952.