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  In loving memory of Richard Clare Danko
Rick quit school at 14 to pursue music full-time and in 1960, when he was 17, he joined rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins’ group, The Hawks, initially as rhythm guitarist.
Rick’s penchant for musical hybrids began germinating, literally, in his own backyard in Simcoe, a town heavily populated with displaced Southern tobacco farmers.
The almost immediate result of the trio’s collaboration was an award-winning album, Danko Fjeld Andersen (Stageway), which was honored in Norway with a Spellemans Pris (the Norwegian Grammy) for Record of the Year and was released in late 1993 by Rykodisc.
theband.hiof.no /band_members/rick.html   (1606 words)

  
  Rick Danko - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The third of four sons, Danko was born at the tail end of 1942 in Green's Corner, a farming community outside of the town of Simcoe, Ontario, to a musical family of Ukrainian-Canadians.
Danko, who had sung lead on all or parts of five of the eleven tracks on the first album, only sang lead on two of the tracks on the second.
Like Manuel, Danko was a long-time drug user; in 1997 he was found guilty of trying to smuggle heroin into Japan, and told the presiding judge that he had begun using the drug (together with prescription morphine) to fight life-long pain resulting from his 1968 auto accident.
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 Rick Danko Band, MP3 Music Download at eMusic
Danko was part of the split with Hawkins when the group broke away from their former employer, and he was along for the ride when they got picked up as Bob Dylan's backing band, and for the switch in name from the Hawks to the Band.
Danko's bass work was distinctive enough, but along with Levon Helm and Richard Manuel, he was also one of the three singing members of the group, and his lead vocals were all over their debut album, Music from Big Pink.
Danko toured occasionally during this period, but his physical condition made it difficult for him to go on the road; his weight increased dramatically as his health declined, and he was nowhere near his best at some shows.
www.goodnoise.com /artist/11568/11568707.html   (1118 words)

  
 Rick Danko: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Rick danko in concert was band bassist and singer rick dankos second solo release, issued in 1997 as the first release on the small woodstock records...
Live on breeze hill was band bassist rick dankos third solo album, and the last released before his death in december 1999....
Rick danko was the 1977 eponymous debut by the bassist and singer for the band....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/ri/rick_danko.htm   (2538 words)

  
 Rick Danko   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The third of four sons, Danko was born at the tail end of 1942 in Green's Corners, a farming community outside of the town of Simcoe, Ontario, to a musical family of Ukrainian-Canadians.
Danko, who had sung lead on all or parts of five of the eleven tracks on the first album, only sang lead on two of the tracks on the second.
Like Manuel, Danko was a long-time drug user; in 1997 he was found guilty of trying to smuggle heroin into Japan, and told the presiding judge that he had begun using the drug (together with prescription morphine) to fight life-long pain resulting from his 1968 auto accident.
www.artistopia.com /rick-danko   (1474 words)

  
 il popolo del blues
Rick Danko, little known as he may be, belongs on the bill, not because they were friends and collaborators of his but because they were his company, his peers, in the cream of our musical crop.
Rick Danko was, by his own prideful claim, just a country boy, in love with and respectful of his roots; if nothing else, his career resurgence in the 1990s was all about this, about tracing a long and indirect arc back to what was most vital to him.
Danko's recent singing may not have been as technically remarkable as when he was 25, but it was far more affecting as a result--a voice seasoned and smoothed through by insight and wit.
www.ilpopolodelblues.com /new/danko.html   (4672 words)

  
 "Rick Danko - "Live On Breeze Hill"
Danko, who was inducted with The Band into "The Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame" in 1994, is backed here by some of the finest musicians in the business (including Band-mate Garth Hudson and long time collaborator and Band co-producer Aaron "Louie" Hurwitz).
Rick Danko is a true survivor and has written and performed music for close to 40 years, from his early days with Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks, Bob Dylan and held an illustrious career with The Band.
Rick performed at the original Woodstock festival in 1969 and then returned in 1999 to play with fellow Woodstock alumni, David Crosby, Richie Havens, Johnny Winter, Arlo Guthrie and many others in front of 35,000 fans for the 30th Anniversary billed "A Day In The Garden".
www.woodstockrecords.com /breezehill.html   (973 words)

  
 Article: "Rick Danko 1943-1999" by Gary Alexander
Among those who related anecdotes and memories, John Simon observed Rick's amiable and direct manner; his talent for reaching deeply into the affections of those he met, appreciating the individuality of others and appealing to each in a way that made them feel they were equally sharing in some private joke between them.
You can hear Danko's harmony contributions in the work of dozens of artists from Tom's own brilliant Woodstock Winter CD of a few years ago to the Irish group, Three Men and a Dog, there is no mistaking that voice in counterpoint and harmony even when you weren't expecting it.
Rick rocks as he checks his bass against the double drum-section of Levon Helm and Randy Ciarlante (backs to camera) at a performance of The Band at The Night Shift Cafe, North Adams, Massachusetts, in February 1996.
www.hvmusic.com /article/alexander/danko   (860 words)

  
 Rick Danko
This is a performance with Rick and Jorma Kaukonen on guitar and was originally broadcast in the mid 1980’s on WDST during a visit with Richard Fusco.
Garth Hudson is on keyboards; Rick is on electric guitar; Andy Robinson is on drums; John Kessler is on bass, and Tommy Spurlock does a tasteful solo on slide guitar.
The line-up is Rick on bass, Levon Helm on drums and harmonica, Garth Hudson on Hammond B3 organ, Jim Weider on guitar, Richard Bell on electric piano, Randy Ciarlante on congas, and Derek Trucks on slide guitar.
home.comcast.net /~thebandtrades/Setlists_Rick_Danko/HardtoFind.htm   (1428 words)

  
 Rick Danko in Concert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rick Danko in Concert was Band bassist and singer Rick Danko's second solo release, issued in 1997 as the first release on the small Woodstock Records label, in which Danko and The Band had interests.
Featuring live recordings of eight tracks previously issued on both early-period and late-period Band albums (with a cover of "Don't Mess Up A Good Thing" added to give keyboardist Aaron Hurwitz a vocal shot), it was culled from two low fidelity live shows given in early 1997 in Foxborough, Massachusetts and Clinton, New Jersey.
The album features stripped-down arrangements, as only Danko (mostly sticking to guitar), Aaron Hurwitz (piano and accordion) and Band drummer Randy Ciarlante are present.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rick_Danko_in_Concert   (227 words)

  
 Rick Danko   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
About the latter, Danko is quoted by Rob Bowman in the liner notes of The Band CD reissue as laughing that he was "a little too drunk, a little too high"- may I remind you that he broke his stupid neck, damaged his back, and got at least one nifty facial scar.
Rick had become a veritable stand-up comedian, his between-song patter now getting equal time with the music, but the humor's implicit jadedness was overwhelming and inescapable.
In total, Rick's segments here made me feel the same way I had at the Hotel Syracuse show: that the world of grownups living real lives is hard and scary and ugly and full of self-delusion, and that I'll forever be an alien in it--nothing like what he intended anyone to feel I'm sure.
www.furious.com /perfect/rickdanko.html   (2369 words)

  
 Salon Obituary | Rick Danko dies at 56   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Rick Danko, a country boy from Canada who helped shape American rock 'n' roll as a bass player and singer with The Band, died Friday at his home.
Danko was arrested in Japan for heroin smuggling, and acknowledged a drug habit.
Danko rented a pink house in West Saugerties, near Woodstock, that yielded the title of the group's first album.
www.salon.com /people/obit/1999/12/10/danko/print.html   (401 words)

  
 CoraZong Records | Rick Danko - Times Like These   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Rick Danko wrote this song together with Clapton when The Band was based at Malibu and operating from their clubhouse / studio Shangri-La. Eric put it on his No Reason To Cry album.
Danko’s voice, while remaining the distinctly mournful instrument of his youth, mellowed to equal parts milk and whiskey.
This version of the song is a fitting coda to Danko’s life, lingered over lovingly and masterfully by the Crowmatix with Band cohort Garth Hudson, a veritable one-man Fellini soundtrack on accordion.
www.corazong.com /bios.php?id=255_034   (772 words)

  
 Rick Danko
And, as such, they brought Danko, the Canadian son of a farmer, and his three Northern brethren-along with the Southern bred Helm-fame, fortune and riches far beyond any of them could have dreamed when they met and plied their trade in Canadian honky tonks in the late 1950s.
Danko, along with the other group members, paid his dues with a grueling three years of one-night stands and rehearsals, which, by the ripe age of 20, left him with an undeniable musical education.
In 1978, his debut solo album, the self titled "Rick Danko," was hailed by fans and critics as a strong continuation of the Band’s sound.
www.swaves.com /Back_Issues/Jan00/Danko.htm   (1123 words)

  
 NBC 4 - Sound Bytes - Remembering The Band's Rick Danko
Danko died in his sleep Dec. 10 at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. He was 56.
Though Danko's and the Band's fame have been mostly forgotten in recent years, their legacy and vital importance in rock music can't be understated.
Danko was born Dec. 29, 1942, in the heart of Canada's "Tobacco Belt" in Simcoe, Ontario.
www.nbc4.tv /soundbytes/142749/detail.html   (2217 words)

  
 Remembering The Band's Rick Danko - Sound BytesNews Story - WSB Atlanta
Danko died in his sleep Dec. 10 at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. He was 56.
Danko was born Dec. 29, 1942, in the heart of Canada's "Tobacco Belt" in Simcoe, Ontario.
In 1997, Danko was playing solo shows in Japan when he was busted for possession of heroin.
www.wsbtv.com /soundbytes/142749/detail.html   (2128 words)

  
 The Band's Rick Danko Dead - Dec 10, 1999 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Dec 10, 1999, 11:15 AM PT Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Rick Danko of the seminal '60s group the Band died this morning in his Woodstock, New York, home.
In August, Danko appeared with several other alums of the 1969 Woodstock fest at the (non-violence-plagued) A Day in the Garden at Max Yasgur's famous farm in Bethel, New York.
Danko is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter, Lisa, 30, and son, Justin, 28.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,5726,00.html   (493 words)

  
 Danko/Fjeld/Andersen
When Eric Andersen, one of folk’s preeminent singer-songwriters, Rick Danko, the Band bassist with the heartbreaking voice, and Jonas Fjeld, the renowned Norwegian performer and songwriter, played an impromptu gig in Woodstock, N.Y., in the fall of 1990, there was “magic in the air,” according to Andersen.
Rick Danko first reached the world as a member of The Hawks, the Canadian backing group for Ronnie Hawkins that became Bob Dylan’s controversial “electric” band before establishing their own identity as The Band.
Danko remained a recording and touring member of the group long after their ostensible “Last Waltz” farewell to the road and also maintained an intermittent solo career before his death in 1999.
www.appleseedrec.com /dankofjeld   (849 words)

  
 Rick Danko of the Band dies
Rick Danko, musician and songwriter of the Band died yesterday.
Rick Danko was the Band's lead vocalist, bass and occasional mandolin player.
A while back this year Rick Danko was being held in a Japanese jail for heroin possession.
www.iowrock.demon.co.uk /nothing/rickdanko.htm   (520 words)

  
 Review: Rick Danko: 1942-1999
Rick Danko, the thumping bottom to The Band, the creators of roots rock, country rock, civil war rock, whatever you want to call it, has died after battling a heart condition and drug addiction.
Rick Danko's music from Breeze Hill and Times Like These is very special and highlights a talent and a man so many of us didn't know and appreciate while he was here.
Ricks performance of "It makes no difference" is one of the most passionate recordings in the last 50 years of rock n roll, if not the tops.
www.leisuresuit.net /Webzine/articles/rick_danko.shtml   (13392 words)

  
 CD Baby: RICK DANKO: Times Like These
Times Like These is Rick Danko's last studio album and is the culmination of the Rock `n Roll Hall of Famer's work which spanned forty years.
The CD starts with a beautiful original piece written by Rick Danko entitled Times Like These, which was a natural choice for the title of the CD.
Rick had always said he would never put his name on an album unless he was proud of it.
cdbaby.com /cd/danko3   (406 words)

  
 Bob Dylan Who's Who
And everyone couldn't wait to see them, but within two months of the album's release Rick Danko broke his neck in a car crash and everything was on hold.
The next time I saw Rick Danko was in the fall of '75 in Hartford.
I was always touched that Danko noticed and sent it back out to me. I saw Danko many more times after that night at all kinds of places.
www.expectingrain.com /dok/who/d/dankorick.html   (1895 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Times Like These: Music: Rick Danko   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Rick's sweet, trembling voice will never be equaled and, even after 40 years of smoking cigarettes, one would still be hardpressed to find another singer to better him in his later years.
Rick, we all miss you, I know you can hear this masterpiece and you are surely proud of it.
Rick should be very proud of his last and perhaps most beautiful work.
www.amazon.com /Times-Like-These-Rick-Danko/dp/B00004X0L4   (1490 words)

  
 Rick Danko - Concert Vault – Where Live Music Lives
As one of the members of the legendary Canadian group, the Band, Rick Danko had attained rock royalty status among critics and rock fans alike by the mid-1960s.
By 1980, Danko was without a record deal and, although he continued to tour as a solo act (and with performers such as Paul Butterfield and Jorma Kaukonen), he would eventually rejoin the Band for three more albums and tours without cornerstone member Robbie Robertson.
Sadly, Danko died in December of 1999 from a heart attack many feel was brought on by years of drug and alcohol abuse.
concerts.wolfgangsvault.com /ConcertDetail.aspx?id=20050036|5880   (410 words)

  
 CANOE -- JAM! Music - Pop Encyclopedia - Danko, Rick
With his oldest brother, Maurice (Juinor), Rick sang and performed at family get-togethers and made his public debut on four-string tenor banjo before an audience of his first-grade classmates.
Danko recorded with Folk legend Eric Andersen and Norwegian singer/songwriter Jonas Fjeld in 1991 and one sidebar of the trio's collaboration was an award-winning album, Danko Fjeld Andersen (Stageway), which was honored in Norway with a Spellemans Pris (the Norwegian Grammy) for 'Record of the Year' and was released in late 1993 by Rykodisc.
In February, 1997, Rykodisc released 'Ridin' On The Blinds', the follow-up to Danko Fjeld Andersen, which was recorded in Norway in 1994.
jam.canoe.ca /Music/Pop_Encyclopedia/D/Danko_Rick.html   (981 words)

  
 Rick Danko: Times Like These
Rick's voice was an agile instrument, able to cover many genre's of music, but you feel this is where it truly belongs with mandolins, accordions, banjo and pedal steel behind it.
A return to a song Rick cowrote with Eric Clapton in 1976 when The Band were based in Malibu, working from their clubhouse/studio at Shangri-La. I always think of the song as the precursor to Rick's solo career.
Rick performs a grand vocal to a version that retains a country feel to the album.
theband.hiof.no /albums/times_like_these.html   (1436 words)

  
 Remembering The Band's Rick Danko - Sound BytesNews Story - WCVB Boston
Though Danko's and the Band's fame have been mostly forgotten in recent years, their legacy and vital importance in rock music can't be understated.
The chemistry of the group being what it was, without Rick Danko, the group would not have achieved what they did.
As Danko got into his teens, he apprenticed himself to a meat cutter, but he was also performing locally.
www.thebostonchannel.com /soundbytes/142749/detail.html   (2232 words)

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