“Big Pink-8th Annual Tribute to the Last Waltz” with Lamont Cranston
“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” Roald Dahl
‘This was the 8th annual tribute show, It has become so popular that they had added a second night this year . The show based on the documentary/concert film of “The Band” and their farewell gig captured by Martin Scorsese at Winterland in San Francisco, Thanksgiving 1976. Guests from all periods of their career were invited to participate including Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, and Paul Butterfield. The concert was one of the most spectacular in rock history.
Lamont Cranston opened the Saturday show. Pat Hayes also played Paul Butterfield.
The Band (Big Pink):
Jon Herchert as Robbie Robertson
Chad Whittaker as Rick Danko
Rob Hilstrom as Richard Manuel
David J Russ as Levon Helm
Pete Sands as Garth Hudson