The Band will be given a lifetime achievement award at 2008's Grammys. Dylan chose them to back him in his move from folk to rock in 1965-66. They went on to achieve fame in their own right, blending country, rock, and rhythmn and blues in what is considered pure "american music'. Their debut album "Music from Big Pink" (1968) featured "The Weight." Martin Scorsese also famously captured their demise in the "The Last Waltz." A tribute album was released, this year, called"Endless Highway: The Music of The Band." Contributors included Jack Johnson, Govt Mule, The Allman Brothers, Los Lobos and Dr John.