The recently road-shy Robbie Robertson had a dream; cap this phase of The Band's creativity with a grand musical finale from the place it all started, the Winterland Ballroom. Plans began for an incredible evening of turkey, ballroom dancing and multiple bands, all captured for posterity in a film that was conceived as 'let's video this for the archives' and grew into a Martin Scorsese-directed number. The Last Waltz was more than the movie; it was a total experience.
This item was part of Bill Graham's personal collection and shows some damage from the May 7, 1985 firebombing of his San Francisco office. The attack stemmed from Graham's open and honest criticism of President Reagan's visit to Bitburg Cemetery published in the San Francisco Chronicle.