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Richard Manuel (April 3, 1943 - March 4, 1986) was a Canadian pianist, keyboardist, drummer, singer and songwriter best known for his membership in The Band.


Manuel was born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. As a teenager, he developed a rhythmic style of piano unique in its usage of inverted chord structures and was a naturally talented vocalist, with a timbre often compared to that of Ray Charles. These talents were showcased in his band, The Rockin' Revols.

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  • Richard is my favourite male singer - so naturally soulfull and versatile. He should be more revered than he is. Just beautifull...
  • dope ass guy, always makes me laugh when I watch The Last Waltz
  • special!!special!!special!!
  • Richard always in our heart.

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