No other details about the aborning show were mentioned. Robertson, born in 1943, is the son of a Jewish father and Mohawk mother. He formed The Band with fellow musicians Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel. They came to prominence first as Bob Dylan's back-up band. Together they worked on Dylan's famous "Basement Tapes." The Band's first album, a result of the "Basement" sessions, was 1969's "Music From Big Pink." A self-titled album followed the next year.
Among the group's well-known songs are "The Weight," "Up on Cripple Creek" and "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down." The Band broke up on Thanksgiving Day 1976, after a concert which was captured by Martin Scorcese in the moive "The Last Waltz."
The Band was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.