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 …

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 …

November 25: Bob Dylan plays @ Winterland, San Francisco in 1976 (Videos)

… at THE LAST WALTZ, Neil Diamond came off stage and said to Dylan, “You’ll have to be pretty good to follow me”. Dylan came back with: “What do I have to do, go on stage and fall asleep?” ~Ron Wood Dylan was among those taking part, and though it was far from his best performance, he was sympathetically filmed, as were …

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)

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