This headlining act. Levon and the Hawks , were contacted at TM’s by Bob Dylans manager to become his back-up band for his history making move to ” go electric ‘. Probably the single most consequential phone call in the history of American music.And oh yeah, when Eric Clapton first heard these guys he decided to break up his band Cream . He flew to the US and basically begged them to join. They had also become the favorite group of George Harrison. By then they had changed their name to THE BAND.