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 …

Jan 17: Bob Dylan released Planet Waves

“Planet Waves” marks Dylan’s return as a committed artist, the first time since “John Wesley Harding” that he has truly allowed an album-in-progress to be an open canvas for the expression of whatever he is seeing, thinking, and feeling as he works on it. ~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performing Artist, Vol 2: The Middle Years 1974-1986) I particularly like the …

Jan 15: Bob Dylan & The Band at Maryland in 1974

Capital Centre Largo, Maryland 15 January 1974 Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar, harmonica) Robbie Robertson (guitar) Garth Hudson (organ & piano) Richard Manual (keyboards) Rick Danko (bass) Levon Helm (drums)

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 17: Paul Butterfield birthday

A lot of people relate me to the blues but I don’t think it’s a hindrance at this point. I’ve been doing it long enough that I can do different things and be accepted. ~Paul Butterfield Paul Butterfield was the first white harmonica player to develop a style original and powerful enough to place him in the pantheon of true …

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