THE BAND Dancing Their Last Waltz 40 Years Ago…

Looking and listening back in time… memorable moments in sonic history!


‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ by THE BAND


On Thanksgiving Day – 40 years ago – 25 November 1976, legendary group THE BAND played an equally legendary farewell concert at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco
filmed by Martin Scorsese. There were so many famous guests and so many memorable performances that I sometimes forgot – watching the show on video (later on dvd) over and over or listening to the triple LP for the umpteenth time – what this magnificent event was actually all about. Yes, it was about the end (in its original and magical line-up) of an exceptional Americana collective of outstanding musicians. They called it a celebration. It definitely was. Hurry (so I can watch the dvd again), let’s celebrate the fortieth birthday of this historical music happening with one of my favorite moments…

‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ was on their eponymous second studio album, released in 1969…

THE BAND: Biography – Discography

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