Live, The Band sounded more unlike all others I’ve seen than any other (does that make sense? ;-). They actually changed the course of Rock ’n’ Roll, at least to a healthy number of musicians. Nick Lowe in an interview said The Brinsley Schwarz Band (of which he was bassist, singer, and songwriter) was attempting to be the English version of The Band, and utterly failing. Bernie Taupin said Tumbleweed Connection was he and Elton's attempt at making their own "brown" album. Hearing Music From Big Pink lead Clapton to disband Cream, and head to West Saugerties, waiting for The Band to ask him to join.
I’ve played the first two Band albums more than any other titles, by far. Literally thousands of times.
As I posted in the other Robertson thread, that leaves only organist Garth Hudson alive, and he was the oldest member.