75 Years Ago Today- Late Richard Manuel (The Band) Is Born (Watch “You Don’t Know Me” Live ’83)

75 years ago today, Richard Manuel, one of the most soulful singers of the rock world was born. Manuel was multi-faceted as he performed as a singer and multi-instrumentalist, pianist, lead singer, and occasional drummer of the Band. He joined Ronnie Hawkins’s backing group, the Hawks when he was 18 and soon became a member of The Band and sang on their most delicate and soulful songs including “The Shape I’m In,” “Whispering Pines” and “Tears of Rage.” Manuel died of suicide on 3/4/86 in Winter Park, FL. Watch Manuel take on Ray Charles’ “You Don’t Know Me” live in ’83…

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