Greil Marcus is the editor, with Werner Sollors, of A New Literary History of America. His most recent book is Three Songs, Three Singers, Three Nations.
 (March 2017)

IN THE REVIEW

The Brotherhood of Rock

Bob Dylan and Robbie Robertson performing in San Francisco, 1965

Testimony

by Robbie Robertson
In rock and roll there is always an origin story, because whether in one’s own perceptions or in the world at large, there is always a time when there was no rock and roll and a time when there was. For Jaime Royal Robertson, born in Toronto in 1943, it …