Feb 13: Bob Dylan & The Band @ Inglewood, LA 1974

Dylan & The Band’s first of three concerts at The Forum in Inglewood in 1974. These shows were the last of the 1974 tour. Three (and parts of a fourth) songs from this concert were later chosen for the live album “Before The Flood“. The Forum Inglewood Los Angeles, California 13 February 1974 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar, harmonica) Robbie Robertson …

Classic concert: Rick Danko Live At Capitol Theatre Dec 17 1977

Classic concert: Rick Danko Live At Capitol Theatre Dec 17 1977 About a month after the release of his self titled album, Rick Danko, Danko did a tour to support the album. He did not mean to rest on his laurels after The Band had split up and he clearly enjoys this concert. And the album is good, he had …

Dec 29: The late great Rick Danko was born in 1942

I saw Ronnie Hawkins play near my hometown, Port Dover, Ontario, and I saw him play there on New Year’s Eve and the following spring I booked myself to be his opening act on maybe five shows, and he hired me after the first night. -RickDankoYou put a song on the record or on tape and you stop singing it. You just don’t sit around …

Dec 28: The late great Pops Staples was born in 1914

The late great Pops Staples was born in 1914 Roebuck “Pops” Staples (December 28, 1914 – December 19, 2000) was an American gospel and R&B musician. A pivotal figure in gospel in the 1960s and 70s, he was a tremendous songwriter, guitarist and singer. He was the patriarch and member of singing group The Staple Singers, which included his son Pervis …

December 10: Rick Danko passed away in 1999

I saw Ronnie Hawkins play near my hometown, Port Dover, Ontario, and I saw him play there on New Year’s Eve and the following spring I booked myself to be his opening act on maybe five shows, and he hired me after the first night. -RickDanko You put a song on the record or on tape and you stop singing it. You just don’t sit …

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