Posts tagged "Rick Danko"
Another Halloween Concert

Another Halloween Concert

45 years ago right about this time on this day which also was a Friday and also obviously Halloween, I found myself seated in the back seat of a rather large Oldsmobile departing the land of the Basement Tapes for the city of Boston. It was my first trip to Boston. I was on my...
Reviving A Memory

Reviving A Memory

Reviving A Memory On October 2, 1965, I attended my fourth Bob Dylan concert at Symphony Hall, in Newark, NJ.  It was a concert that’s barely been mentioned or written about except as far as I know by me in an article I wrote for Bobdylan.com a long time ago.  For years there were no...
Revisiting The Band

Revisiting The Band

  Early in the summer of 1968, a very unassuming and somewhat strange album appeared. On the cover was what appeared to be a child’s painting. On the rear cover was a small picture of the back of a fairly ugly, somewhat suburban-looking pink house and in large bold letters were the words: Music From...
Rick Danko

Rick Danko

This article was written in December 1999, just after the author found out that Rick Danko had died. It originally appeared in the newsgroups alt.music.the-band and rec.music.dylan.     Rick Danko The first time I saw Rick Danko was in 1965 in Newark, New Jersey. He was a member of The Hawks and was backing...
The Last Waltz Revisited

The Last Waltz Revisited

  When Robbie Robertson decided to disband The Band in 1976, it was time. Anyone who had seriously followed the group since their debut, Music From Big Pink eight years before knew it even if they didn’t want to see it happen. What was easily the tightest of any rock band to set foot on...
Interview: Rick Danko, December 21, 1977

Interview: Rick Danko, December 21, 1977

I was a Rick Danko fan from the first note of the first song he sang on Music From Big Pink, “Caledonia Mission.”  There was something in his voice that grabbed me immediately, some incredible mixture of twang and soul that was not only inviting but also very honest and very real. I’d seen Rick...