Thirty-nine years ago today, The Band played their last gig, with friends, at Winterland in SF, later immortalized in The Last Waltz. I was invited, at Crawdaddy, but couldn't fly out from NY and, after all, it was Thanksgiving. Well, I also missed Woodstock and it was only a few hours away. Remember the cool story about The Hawks playing Jack Ruby's club in Dallas? The Skyline, because it was burned out and had no roof. Another highlight: Van the Man. And he had to be coaxed from his hotel at last minute to do it. Below that, by popular demand: uncut version of "Don't Do It." With the horns of the late great Allen Toussaint.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The 'Last' and the Best
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