Rick Danko
The Felt Forum,
New York City

December 26, 1969

By Michael Friedman

Bassist and vocalist in The Band, Rick quit school at 14 to pursue music full time. When he was 17 he joined Ronnie Hawkins as a rhythm guitarist. He later switched to bass guitar and toured with The Hawks on the Bob Dylan World Tour 1966. He was a founding member of The Band and he co-wrote the song “This Wheels on Fire” with Bob Dylan. Sadly, Rick died at the young age of 56 in 1999. He was a soulful singer and a warm and friendly guy.

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