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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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Known For

The Last Waltz
The Last Waltz Music Department
(1978)
Festival Express
Festival Express Himself - The Band
(2003)
Howl
Howl Soundtrack
(2010)

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 2016 Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (writer: "This Wheel's on Fire")
 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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Alternate Names:

The Band

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I started working with [Bob Dylan] in 1965. We did go through a lot of changes from '65 to '74, a lot of changes. By 1974, everything had straightened itself out. See more »

Trivia:

Used a Gibson Ripper bass for the farewell performance, commemorated in the Scorsese film The Last Waltz, of The Band. See more »

Trademark:

Highly unusual, distinct tenor

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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