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Rick Danko (1942–1999)

Rick Danko was born on December 29, 1942 in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. He was married to Elizabeth Grafton and Grace Seldner. He died on December 10, 1999 in Marbletown, New York, USA. See full bio »

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The Last Waltz
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Festival Express
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 2010 Howl (writer: "This Wheel's on Fire")
 2005 Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Life Is a Carnival")
 2003 Festival Express (Documentary) (performer: "Funk Jam", "Sunshine Of Your Love", "Ain't No More Cane")
 2003 Norah Jones: Live in New Orleans (Video documentary) (writer: "Bessie Smith")
 1992-2002 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Gay (2002) ... (writer: "This Wheel's On Fire")
- Paris (2001) ... (writer: "This Wheel's On Fire")
- The Last Shout: Part 2 (1996) ... (writer: "This Wheel's On Fire")
- The Last Shout: Part 1 (1996) ... (writer: "This Wheel's On Fire")
- Birthday (1992) ... (writer: "This Wheel's on Fire" - uncredited)
 1996 Larger Than Life (writer: "Life Is a Carnival")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1979) (writer - 1 episode, 1976)
- Gary Busey/Eubie Blake and Gregory Hines (1979) ... (performer: "Stay All Night" - uncredited)
- Buck Henry/The Band (1976) ... (writer: "Life Is A Carnival")
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I saw Ronnie Hawkins play near my hometown, Port Dover, Ontario, and I saw him play there on New Year's Eve and the following spring I booked myself to be his opening act on maybe five shows, and he hired me after the first night. See more »


Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Band) in 1994. See more »


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