Big Pink is located on Parnassas Lane in Saugerties, New York. It was the home in which Bob Dylan and The Band wrote and recorded music in 1967. The newly built home was originally owned by Ottmar Gramms at what was then 2188 Stoll Road. It received it's name from the pink siding which covers the house. It was was up for rent when Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, and Richard Manuel, then known as The Hawks, moved in. They were formerly Bob Dylan's backing band and his manager, Albert Grossman, had been able to get them a deal with Capitol Records to record an album. They soon changed their name to The Band. It was here beginning in February that Dylan joined them and they began writing new songs and recording tapes in the basement of this distinctively pink house. Eventualy The Band was joined by Robbie Robertson and Levon Helm and moved to Manhattan where they began recording the album that would be called Music From Big Pink. Dylan and The Band's recordings at Big Pink would eventually be released in 1975 as The Basement Tapes.