Iconic Song, ‘The Weight’ Performed On 5 Continents At Once [Video]
I've had a passion for music since childhood. I can't sing or play a lick. That's probably why I became a radio DJ.
Robbie Robertson is one of my all-time favorites. He's recorded, performed with, written songs for, and produced records for the likes of Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, U2, Neil Diamond, Aaron Neville, and the list goes on.
Fifty years ago, his band, called simply, "The Band" recoded an iconic song, "The Weight." Robbie wrote it, played lead guitar, and produced the record. It's been covered numerous times since.
This is the most unique, intriguing version I've encountered. It's performed by a diverse group of musicians all over the world.