LowBallVideoChatter: The Band, “Don't Do It”

The Time: Thanksgiving, 1976.

The Place: Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco.

The Occasion: The final concert by the original lineup of the Band, with a jaw-dropping number of guests (Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Dr. John, etc.), all of it preserved forever by Martin Scorsese's cameras in the greatest rock-doc of all time, The Last Waltz.

Ticket Price: A then-scandalous $25, but everybody got a free turkey dinner with that, too. Here's the Band performing “Don't Do It” as the film's opening credits roll (though it's actually the last song they played that evening):


As Rick Danko says in the beginning: Happy Thanksgiving!



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