Tag Archives: The Band

Great Movember performances

So long to Movember 2016. To honor the cause of supporting men’s health  here are a number of guys rocking out while rocking the moustache. The Band “The Weight” from Woodstock Freddie Mercury with Queen “Somebody to Love” Lemmy with Motorhead “Ace Of Spades” The Beatles “Penny Lane” Nick Cave “I Let Love In” Frank Zappa […]

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2 for 2uesday

Two performances from the Last Waltz on November 25, 1976 not featured in the film. “Furry Sings The Blues” by Joni Mitchell with Neil Young on harmonica “All Our Past Times” by Eric Clapton w/The Band Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe […]

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Testimony

The Last Waltz concert, a farewell to The Band happened on November 25, 1976 at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Forty years later, we’re still talking about the concert. Robbie Robertson has had a storied career leading up to and following The Band but of course it’s stories about The Band we want to hear. […]

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The Last Waltz

Thanksgiving gives me a chance to watch my favorite concert film, “The Last Waltz”.  It was performed on Thanksgiving Day 1976. 2011,  I posted  Neil Diamond’s “Dry Your Eyes”. 2012, I posted The Band’s “Don’t Do It” 2013, I posted Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” This year I’m going with Van Morrison’s Caravan.  Van plays this with […]

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Last Waltz

It’s the greatest concert film and it was re-created last year in San Francisco.  This year it’s going to New York.  It’s a nice idea but it will never add up to the original. Last year I posted The Band’s “Don’t Do It” In 2011, I posted  Neil Diamond’s “Dry Your Eyes”. This year I’m […]

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Best. Thanksgiving movie. Ever.

As you may know I love “The Last Waltz”.  Here are a few fun facts (courtesy of Wikipedia) about the greatest concert of all time. The musical director for the concert was The Band’s original record producer, John Simon Jonathan Taplin, who was The Band’s tour manager from 1969-1972 and later produced Scorsese’s film Mean Streets, suggested […]

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Best. Thanksgiving movie. ever.

Some people would suggest that Planes, Trains & Automobiles is the choice but for my money it’s The Last Waltz. Recorded on Thanksgiving Day November 25, 1976 at The Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. I’ve made it an annual tradition to watch this brilliant concert film directed by Martin Scorsese about The Band’s final performance. […]

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