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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – JOAN BAEZ

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Australian singles chart:
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down entered the Kent charts on 20 September 1971 and peaked at #5. The song was #32 on the Top 100 of 1971.

Album:
The song is on Blessed Are… which entered the Kent album charts on 22 November 1971 and peaked at #36.

Songwriter:
Robbie Robertson

BONUS TRACK BELOW – original version by The Band

Wikipedia:
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down is a song written by Robbie Robertson and originally recorded by the Canadian-American roots rock group The Band in 1969.
The most successful version of the song was the one by Joan Baez, whose recording had some changes in the lyrics.
Baez later told Rolling Stone‘s Kurt Loder that she initially learned the song by listening to the recording on the Band’s album, and had never seen the printed lyrics at the time she recorded it, and thus sang the lyrics as she had (mis)heard them. In more recent years in her concerts, Baez has performed the song as originally written by Robertson.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night_They_Drove_Old_Dixie_Down

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BONUS TRACK
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down was originally released by The Band on their eponymous album, which entered the Kent album charts in Australia on 2 March 1970 and peaked at #6.

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