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Birth Name: Jaime Robert Klegerman
Born: 1943/07/05
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years Active: 1958-present
Genres: Rock, Folk Rock

Robbie Robertson, OC (born Jaime Royal Robertson, July 5, 1943) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, and guitarist. Robertson was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to a Jewish father and a Mohawk mother. He is best known for his membership as the guitarist and primary songwriter within The Band. By 1958, Robertson was performing in various groups around Toronto, including Little Caesar and the Consuls, Robbie and the Robots and Thumper and the Trambones. By 1959 he had met singer Ronnie Hawkins, who led a band called The Hawks. In 1960 Hawkins recorded two early Robertson songs, "Hey Boba Lu" and "Someone Like You" on his “Mr. Dynamo” LP. Robertson then took over lead guitar with The Hawks a... Continue Bio >>


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