Bret Saunders

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"The Last Waltz" Was Waltzed 46 Years Ago This Week

It was 46 Thanksgivings ago (November 25th, 1976) that the Band played its most famous -- and final -- concert. Billed as The Last Waltz, the show at Winterland in San Francisco featured the group, along with an all-star guest list, in what became the farewell performance of the original quintet. Among the friends on the bill that night were Eric ClaptonNeil YoungVan MorrisonRingo StarrRon WoodRonnie HawkinsDr. JohnMuddy WatersNeil Diamond, and Joni Mitchell. The legendary movie, directed by Martin Scorsese, opened on April 26th, 1978 and is largely believed to be the greatest big screen concert film of all time.

(from pulse of radio.com)


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