The Band came to prominence as Bob Dylan's backing band and soon made their own mark, releasing a series of definitive albums on Capitol in the late 60s/early 70s. For many they defined the sound of rustic rural America, though they came from Canada. Their legacy lives on!
Forty years after they staged their dramatic farewell concert - subsequently made into a celebrated Martin Scorsese film 'The Last Waltz - The Band are now arguably more relevant and more important than at any time in their long illustrious history which started in the late 50s.
15 Oct. 2016 by
Scorcese's 1976 Thanksgiving Day farewell gig for The Band with a host of illustrious guests, interspersed with interview footage of the members talking about their memories and experiences on the road. The whole package is unrivalled in the rockumentary stakes.