Members of The Band Accept Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Award at 1994 Inductions:
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Eric Clapton inducts the Band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994:
The Band – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Last Waltz):
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The Band 06/23/96
Loreley, St. Goarshausen, Germany
This is from the tour in support of their album, High on the hog. It is one of the last concerts by The Band, they ended the tour in august 1996, and they played a few stand-alone gigs after that. I think this is the last filmed concert by The Band (correct me in the comments if I’m wrong).
Interesting show, good picture and sound, enjoy!
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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.
- 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
Continue reading “December 31: The Band played at Civic Auditorium SF in 1983”
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.
You put a song on the record or on tape and you stop singing it. You just don’t sit around and sing it anymore unless you’re performing. That’s kind of sad.
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