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The Robbie Robertson–Martin Scorsese Connection
November 25, 2013
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The Last Waltz (1978)

Thirty-seven years ago today, Martin Scorsese filmed The Band's farewell concert performance and turned it into The Last Waltz, which is often cited as the greatest concert film of all time. But that was only the start of the association between Scorsese and Robbie Robertson, The Band's lead guitarist and primary songwriter. Over the years, the Canadian rocker has had a hand in many of the great American director's movie projects, from 1980's Raging Bull on down to Scorsese's latest film, The Wolf of Wall Street. Robbie is George's guest in the red chair tonight, and in his interview, he talked a little about the story behind the movie:

For more on the Robbie Robertson–Martin Scorsese connection, check out the gallery above — and don't forget to tune in to CBC TV November 25 at  7 p.m. or 11:30 p.m. to catch George's interview with Robbie.


CBC Archives - Photos/Videos
Canadian Press / Reuters Photos
Saturday Night Live: Season Two: Buck Henry/The Band (1976) - National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Productions
The Last Waltz (1978) - FM Productions, Last Waltz Inc.
Ronnie Hawkins - Publicist
Bob Dylan & The Band: Down In The Flood (2012) - Sexy Intellectual Production
Legends, Icons & Rebels (2013) - Tundra Books, Random House Canada, Sound It Out
Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll (1987) - Delilah Films
'Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Ceremony' (2012) - Playtone Productions, Home Box Office (HBO)
Eat The Document (1972) - American Broadcasting Company (ABC), Pennebaker Associates


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