Song of the Day: The Band – “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”

Happy birthday wishes go out to Robbie Robertson, who turns 73 years old today. This of course is one of the many great songs Robertson wrote as part of The Band and definitely one of their signature songs. The song is a stirring depiction of the last days of the Civil War. It’s been covered by Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, The Allman Brothers Band, and Charlie Daniels, among others, with the Baez version reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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