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The Band and Eric Clapton, Further On Up the Road

Certainly one of my favorite rock and roll movies of all time has to be: The Last Waltz.

The film chronicles the official last performance with The Band with Robbie Robertson on lead guitar. (The Band would continue for over two decades longer without Robertson, but that’s another story).

This was the last time the original Band members would play together.

The film was made on Thanksgiving Day /Evening by film legend Martin Scorsese. The concert itself was produced by long time band supporter, Bill Graham. Although Graham is given little credit for putting the whole event together. This party featured a Thanksgiving feast as well…

The list of rock luminaries performing was staggering. Many, if not all of the performers are now honored in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The format was for the Band to open and play a set. Then other featured performers would play with the Band.

This particular video features Eric Clapton,, with Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, and Richard Manuel.

So let’s go “Further on Up the Road.” Note the blistering guitar solos by Roberson and Clapton. Simply outstanding…

You can grab you own copy of The Last Waltz right here:

Rock on…
albert grande
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