Friday, 10 September 2010

Dr. John, The Last Waltz.



Still dreaming of San Francisco, I'm loving this footage* of Dr John coming over all bawdy vaudevillian, playing Such a Night with The Band at their last ever gig at the Winterland Ballroom in San Fran on Thanksgiving, 1976. I can’t tell you how much I love the Dr’s look: silver shoes, velvet smoking jacket with sparkles and a pink silk bow tie. Boys: take note for an amazing date outfit.

I've had Such a Night stuck in my head since watching Colors last weekend. A young Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, set in 1980s LA, awesome soundtrack, directed by Dennis Hopper and a car chase scene that ends with a car exploding into the Watts Towers. What more could you possibly want from a film? Have a great weekend! x

*From Scorsese's The Last Waltz.

2 comments:

  1. The Last Waltz is just my favorite film EVER! It was the first ever "rockumentary" and Scorcese's first film and the music is just amazing - Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Neil Diamond and Young, a fresh faced Van Morrisson in a dreadful velvet catsuit.

    Dr John definitely has a twinkle in his eye and its just the perfect synopsis of the 70s travelling band on tour, who live for their music.

    Oh I have to go watch it again now. Thank you for reminding me! x

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  2. Hehe, I just love him! Yep, as discussed, The Last Waltz, Joni, Neil, lovely Robbie Robertson... I need to watch it again! x

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