Robbie Robertson, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Robbie Robertson

Canadian recording artist; singer-songwriter and guitarist

Date of Birth: 05-Jul-1943

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Profession: screenwriter, actor, singer, record producer, singer-songwriter, guitarist, film score composer, film actor, recording artist

Nationality: Canada

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Robbie Robertson

  • Jaime Royal "Robbie" Robertson, OC (born July 5, 1943), is a Canadian musician, songwriter, film composer, producer, actor, and author.
  • Robertson is best known for his work as lead guitarist and primary songwriter for The Band, and for his career as a solo recording artist. Robertson's work with the Band was instrumental in creating the Americana music genre.
  • Robertson has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame as a member of the Band, and has been inducted to Canada's Walk of Fame, both with the Band and on his own.
  • He is ranked 59th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest guitarists.
  • As a songwriter, Robertson is credited for writing "The Weight", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "Up on Cripple Creek", "Broken Arrow", "Somewhere Down the Crazy River", and many others.
  • He has been inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Songwriters.As a film soundtrack producer and composer, Robertson is known for his collaborations with director Martin Scorsese, which began with the rockumentary film The Last Waltz (1978), and continued through a number of dramatic films, including Raging Bull (1980), Casino (1995), The Departed (2006), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and The Irishman (2019).
  • He has worked on many other soundtracks for film and television.

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