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 Rick Danko

Rick Danko

Birth
Greens Corner, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
Death 10 Dec 1999 (aged 56)
Marbletown, Ulster County, New York, USA
Burial Woodstock, Ulster County, New York, USA
Plot Back section, near the road
Memorial ID 8789 · View Source
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Musician. Born Richard Clare Danko, he was a Canadian musician and singer, best known as a member of the legendary rock group The Band. A charismatic artist, he played bass, violin, guitar and sang lead vocal on the group's hits such as "The Weight" and "Stage Fright". After The Band had performed its farewell concert "The Last Waltz" in 1976, Danko was the first of the group to go solo, releasing the self titled album "Rick Danko" (1977). From 1983 to 1999, Danko alternated between a reformed versions of The Band, recorded three more albums and toured with Ringo Starr, Boz Scaggs, Van Morrison and former Band member Robbie Robertson. He died in his sleep of a heart attack at his home in Marbletown, New York.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8789
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rick Danko (29 Dec 1942–10 Dec 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8789, citing Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock, Ulster County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .