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The Last Waltz: It Makes No Difference and I Shall Be Released October 1, 2007

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Our waltz with The Last Waltz comes to an end, as The Band performs It Makes No Difference:

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The Last Waltz: Evangeline and Caravan September 30, 2007

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This next sequence from Martin Scorsese’s documentary The Last Waltz (1978) was shot at the MGM Studios in Hollywood after the Winterland Ballroom concert.

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The Last Waltz: Up On Cripple Creek and Helpless September 29, 2007

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In the opening number of their Thanksgiving 1976 farewell concert, The Band performs Up On Cripple Creek:

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The Last Waltz: The Weight and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down September 28, 2007

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For the next four days, excerpts from The Last Waltz (1978), Martin Scorsese’s documentary of The Band’s farewell concert at the Winterland Ballroom, Thanksgiving 1976.

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The Last Waltz: last of four posts September 1, 2006

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Our waltz with The Last Waltz comes to an end, as The Band performs It Makes No Difference:

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The Last Waltz: third of four posts August 25, 2006

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This next sequence from Martin Scorsese’s documentary The Last Waltz (1978) was shot at the MGM Studios in Hollywood after the Winterland Ballroom concert.

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The Last Waltz: second of four posts August 18, 2006

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In the opening number of their Thanksgiving 1976 farewell concert, The Band performs Up On Cripple Creek:

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The Last Waltz: first of four posts August 11, 2006

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For the next four Fridays, excerpts from The Last Waltz (1978), Martin Scorsese’s documentary of The Band’s farewell concert at the Winterland Ballroom, Thanksgiving 1976.

The stage is decorated with sets from the San Francisco Opera’s production of La Traviata and chandeliers from Gone With The Wind.

Performing The Weight and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down are The Band: Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson. Accompanying them on The Weight are Mavis and Pops Staples.

More clips from The Last Waltz.

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