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Ronnie Hawkins, rock’n’roll showman who spawned the Band and made a film with Bob Dylan – obituary

  • Ronnie Hawkins, who has died aged 87, was a rock’n’roller with a wild stage act who hosted John and Yoko at his farm, made a movie with Bob Dylan and put together the group that would become the Band; in 1992 he played at the presidential inauguration of Bill Clinton, a fellow fan of the blues from Arkansas.

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Martin Scorsese and Ron Howard open TIFF festival with a music documentary

Produced by Martin Scorsese and Ron Howard, ‘Once We Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the band’, a documentary about the legendary canadian band that became an ‘enigma’, opens the 44th Toronto International Film Festival.
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