6 Jul 2017

Great Live Album: The Last Waltz, The Band

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:44 pm on 6 July 2017

Today we feature the last hurrah by one of the most influential post Beatle bands. They'd been around in various forms since the early 60s but 16 years of almost constant touring, and living the Rock 'n' Roll dream had taken it's toll on the various members and so they conceived a massive "farewell concert" to be held at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom on November 25th 1976 (Thanksgiving Day in North American). The concert featured numerous guest artists; Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Ronnie Hawkins, Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, among them and the whole thing was recorded and made into a film by Martin Scorsese, named "The Last Waltz."

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