Album of the Day
The Last Waltz (40th Anniversary)
On Thanksgiving Day 1976, The Band took the stage for the final time at the Winterland Theatre in San Francisco. For what was billed as The Last Waltz, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson were joined by an all-star group of music pioneers (including Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters and Neil Young). The evening was captured on film by director Martin Scorsese and on a classic live album. Rhino's 40th Anniversary Editions of THE LAST WALTZ include a remastered 2-CD version, and 4-CD/Blu-Ray and 6-LP deluxe packages with complete audio from the concert, including rehearsals and outtakes (such as "All Our Past Times" with Eric Clapton and "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)," a song that was not performed at the show). Rick Danko was born on this day in 1942 and we'll take one more trip around the dancefloor to remember the bassist with THE LAST WALTZ.