Over the weekend I was watching one on the top movie documentaries dealing with the subject of rock and roll Martin Scorsese's 'The Last Waltz'. The film celebrates the group The Band's historic farewell performance on November 25, 1976, at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Joined on stage by a line up of rock superstars Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell. Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, Muddy Waters, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Paul Butterfield and more.

The New York Times critic called the movie "the most beautiful rock film ever made". Rolling Stone magazine said it's "one of the most important cultural events of the last two decades". Martin Scorsese was just coming off his first box office success with 'Taxi Driver' staring Robert De Niro. According to Rolling Stone the idea behind 'The Last Waltz' was to simply record the evening for posterity, but Scorsese had a few ideas of his own to add in to the mix. What he ended up with was the definitive document of these American-music scholars, an epitaph to a specific era of rock history, and the single greatest concert movie of all time.

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