In the early morning hours of November 26, 1976, Band bassist and singer Rick Danko walked up to a microphone at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco and said, "Happy Thanksgiving" to a crowd of 5,000, who had eaten their Thanksgiving dinner there nine hours earlier.
Tired of life on the road, the Band decided to put on one more show -- in the same venue they put on their first. "We wanted it to be more than just a concert," band leader Robbie Robertson said in the Martin Scorsese movie "The Last Waltz." "We wanted it to be a celebration."
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