December 31: The Band played at Civic Auditorium SF in 1983

the band rick danko 1983

One of the most anticipated gigs of 1983 came at the very end of the year, when the Band returned to the city of The Last Waltz when invited to open for the Grateful Dead at their annual New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Before a sold-out crowd at San Francisco’s Civic Auditorium, the Band proved they were still one of the best sounding groups on the planet, delivering a performance that not only delighted the San Francisco audience, but the Band members themselves. Performing classic original material as well as a smattering of choice covers, this performance was captured by the Bill Graham Presents crew and is presented here in its entirety.
~concertvault.com

Richard Manual 1983

  • Rick Danko – bass, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Levon Helm – drums, mandolin, harmonica, vocals
  • Richard Manuel – piano, drums, vocals
  • Garth Hudson – organ, piano, synthesizer, accordion, saxophones
  • Earl Cate – electric guitar, background vocals
  • Ernie Cate – keyboards
  • Ron Eoff – bass, background vocals
  • Terry Cagle – drums

  1. Rag Mama Rag
  2. Long Black Veil
  3. Shape I’m In
  4. It Makes No Difference
  5. Milk Cow Blues
  6. Mystery Train
  7. King Harvest
  8. Stage Fright
  9. W.S. Walcott Medecine Show
  10. You Don’t Know Me (Ray Charles)
  11. Caledonia
  12. Chest Fever
  13. Java Blues
  14. Willie & The Hand Jive

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-Egil & Hallgeir

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