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.


  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

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