Robertson, Robbie

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Name
Robertson, Robbie Gender: M
Jaime Royal Robertson
born on 5 July 1943 at 22:25 (= 10:25 PM )
Place Toronto, Ontario (CAN), 43n39, 79w23
Timezone EWT h4w (is war time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 13°10' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 21°58 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 09°47'



Robbie Robertson (performing at the Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2007)
photo: Truejustice, license gfdl

Biography

Canadian guitarist, singer, 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. His 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.

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. Robertson 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 best known for his numerous collaborations with director Martin Scorsese. Robertson's working relationship with Scorsese began with the influential rockumentary film The Last Waltz (1978), and continued through numerous dramatic films such as Raging Bull (1980) and Casino (1995). Robertson has also worked on many other soundtracks for film and television.

Robertson co-authored "Legends, Icons And Rebels: Music That Changed The World" with his son, Sebastian Robertson and colleagues Jim Guerinot and Jared Levine. He also wrote "Hiawatha And The Peacemaker," illustrated by David Shannon. His autobiography, "Testimony," written over the course of five years, was published by Crown Archetype in November 2016.

In 1967, Robertson married Dominique Bourgeois, a Canadian journalist. They later divorced. Together they have three children: daughters Alexandra and Delphine, and son Sebastian.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Dylan, Bob (born 24 May 1941)
  • associate relationship with Scorsese, Martin (born 17 November 1942). Notes: Artistic collaboration

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 1967 (Dominique Bourgeois)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1968 (Birth of daughter, Alexandra)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 30 July 1970 (Birth of daughter, Delphine Kateri Robertson)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 18 July 1974 (Birth of son, Sebastian Barnaby Robertson)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1987 (Debut solo album, "Robbie Robertson")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2016 (Autobiography, "Testimony")

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Testimony" by Robbie Robertson (Random House, 2016): "On July 5, 1943, at 10:25 p.m., Dolly gave birth to a healthy baby boy, nine pounds, eleven ounces, at Toronto General Hospital. She named me Jaime Royal Robertson, partially after her cousin Royal, Aunt Beatrice's son."

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Race (Mixed: Mohawk, Jewish)
  • Family : Childhood : Only child
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three: two daughters, one son)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger (Film)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (The Band)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitarist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Testimony")
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Rock and Roll; Canadian Music; Canada's Walk of Fame)