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The Last Waltz: The Weight and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down September 28, 2007

Posted by Jeff in 1961 through 1989, Folk, Movies, Music, Rock, The Last Waltz.

For the next four days, excerpts from The Last Waltz (1978), Martin Scorsese’s documentary of The Band’s farewell concert at the Winterland Ballroom, Thanksgiving 1976.

The stage is decorated with sets from the San Francisco Opera’s production of La Traviata and chandeliers from Gone With The Wind.

Performing The Weight and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down are The Band: Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson. Accompanying them on The Weight are Mavis and Pops Staples.

More clips from The Last Waltz.

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1. dan-o - August 25, 2006

the best…the BEST scene in all rockumentry history…perfect

2. Marvin - June 26, 2007

Saw it first-run on the big silver screen. THE

3. Ann O'Dyne - November 29, 2007

Rocumentous Grandisaurous !

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