Robbie Robertson of The Band speaks in ILS lecture series

Legendary guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson, best known for his work with The Band in the 1960s and 1970s, spoke before an appreciative crowd of about 500 in the Institute for Leadership Studies’ Fall Leadership Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage at Dominican University of California on November 30.

Robertson, one of Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest guitarists of all-time, discussed Testimony, his memoir of The Band’s storied career, which culminated in one of music history’s most famous farewell concerts, The Last Waltz, in 1976 in San Francisco. The book also details Robertson’s lengthy career backing legends such as Bob Dylan and Ronnie Hawkins.

Writer/producer Dan Stone, founder and editor-in-chief of Radio Silence who previously has interviewed musical luminaries such as Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, and Elvis Costello for City Arts and Lectures, appeared in conversation with Robertson. Dominican was the only scheduled stop in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California on the Testimony book tour.

CLICK HERE to watch video of Robertson's appearance at Dominican.

CLICK HERE to read Marin Independent Journal coverage of the event.

To purchase Testimony or for more information, contact Book Passage in Corte Madera by calling (415) 927-0960 extension 1 or by visiting

The speaker series, a cooperative effort between Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage, features some of the country's leading figures from the worlds of business, politics, entertainment, academia, and literature. The series has entertained and educated thousands of Marin County and San Francisco Bay Area residents

All events are open to the public. Free parking is available on campus in the nearby Conlan Center parking lot at the intersection of Acacia and Grand Avenues in San Rafael.

The 2016-2017 Leadership Lecture Series is presented by Private Ocean, the oldest and largest privately-held wealth management firm in Marin County. Private Ocean’s commitment to community service has been a driving force behind its support of the lecture series. Bank of Marin is the Gold Level sponsor. Redwood Credit Union is the Silver Level sponsor.

November 16, 2016