‘The Last Waltz,’ released as a triple album on April 7, 1978, chronicled a guest-packed Band concert that overcame one complication after another.
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The Band appeared to be turning toward a kind of modernity that might clear the way for new explorations. But night was, indeed, falling.
Pattie Boyd gives fans an exclusive peek into the rehearsals for ‘The Last Waltz’ concert by the Band, saying “it was so exciting, very exciting.”
These are the first hints at darker revelations to come from Bob Dylan on ‘Blood on the Tracks.’ But, because of the Band’s presence, far different.
Richard Manuel shows one final time why Rick Danko and Levon Helm always saw him as the Band’s true frontman.
The Band simply stole “Back to Memphis” from Chuck Berry, who tended to wink his way through it. Levon Helm, however, found something darker.
This old Chuck Willis tune, forgotten in the wake of his early death, gave the Band a chance to let loose — and let loose they most certainly did.
A journeyman country tune makes the case all over again for Levon Helm’s tender, heart-openingly emotional side.
Robbie Robertson on a thrilling, unrehearsed New Year’s Eve set with Bob Dylan: ‘We were just winging it’
Two and a half hours into a Dec. 31, 1971 show, the Band was joined by Bob Dylan — who arrived without a setlist.
You know Rick Danko from “Stage Fright” and “It Makes No Difference.” To celebrate his birthday, let’s explore some of his lesser-known Band tracks.