Late Night OTB* – The Band

The other night, the wife and I watched “The Last Waltz,” Martin Scorsese’s 1978 film about The Band’s last concert together with band leader Robbie Robertson.

Here’s a clip from that performance: “Stage Fright,” with the late Rick Danko on lead vocals:

It’s not the best performance of the show — Levon Helms has several better ones — but this is the one that stuck in both our heads.

*With apologies to FDL and C&L.

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  1. Jim Henley says:

    What a great movie. A shame there’s no performance of “Acadian Driftwood,” the song that refuted Allan Bloom’s complaints about rock music before he even wrote them. But a great movie regardless.