The Band has been on heavy rotation as of late. Two of my good friends (Mark and Ben) have been listening to them a lot too. In fact, Ben blogged about the Canadian / American group not too long ago. In ’76 the folk rock ensemble assembled an all star line-up for what was meant to be their final performance together. The concert would become an epic 1978 rockumentary — directed by this guy Martin Scorsese — called The Last Waltz. Some of my favorite performances are below.
Is there really anyone cooler than Levon Helm? Below is my favorite shot from the film, when the camera zooms in on Helm playing drums and signing The Weight. Pure magic.
Also, could this be the coolest mesh hat ever seen? The brim looks shorter than normal and the blue fabric almost looks like wool. I can’t believe I am saying a trucker hat is cool, but these photos pretty much sell it. Again, it helps that Levon is the man.