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 …

Bob Dylan: Sydney, Australia – 13 April 1966 (Audio)

Dylan’s 66 world tour is the best tour ever… by anyone. I know you all agree. By the time we did the Australia and Europe tours we had discovered whatever this thing was. It was not light, it was not folky. It was very dynamic, very explosive and very violent. ~Robbie Robertson By this point, Dylan, Robertson, and Co. knew instinctively that …

November 25: The Last Waltz with The Band and friends was recorded in 1976

This film should be played loud! This is a message on a title card at the beginning of the film. The greatest concert movie ever made. This post concerns the movie, the audio releases have to wait for it’s own post. Wikipedia: The Last Waltz was a concert by the rock group The Band, held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The …

Bob Dylan & The Band at Isle of Wight 1969 (videos)

  I once held her in my arms She said she would always stay But I was cruel I treated her like a fool I threw it all away Woodside Bay Near Ryde, Isle Of Wight, England 31 August 1969 Bob Dylan (guitar & vocal) Robbie Robertson (guitar) Richard Manuel (piano) Garth Hudson (organ) Rick Danko (bass) Levon Helm (drums)

Bob Dylan & The Band: The Genuine Basement Tapes Volume 1-5 (audio)

  On November 4, 2014, Columbia/Legacy will issue The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete, an official 6-CD box set of all Dylan’s available basement recordings, including 30 never-bootlegged tracks. We’re warming up to this highly anticipated release here @ alldylan.com with a look at bootleg releases with material from Dylan & The Band’s recordings @ The Big Pink, West Saugerties, New …

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