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Richard Clare "Rick" Danko (December 29 1943 - December 10, 1999) (his birthdate is often mistakenly listed as 1942) was a musician and singer from Green's Corners, near Simcoe, Ontario, probably best known as the bass player and one of three lead singers of The Band.

At the age of 14 (1957) Danko booked himself as an opening act for ronnie hawkins, & his band The Hawks. Hawkins asked Danko to join his band as a rythym guitarist, though later he… read more

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  • Avatar for oldiesfanjohn
    Crazy Chester followed me and caught me in the fog......
  • Avatar for mrmurphyfuntime
    TRULY A MARVELOUS MAN.....HE IS SORELY MISSED IN OUR HEARTS
  • Avatar for jamesalanu
    http://www.last.fm/music/Rick+Danko/+images/85506383
  • Avatar for johnurocks
    such a good guy
  • Avatar for Distron
    Watching Rick perform shows the joy that music creates for him. Just a happy dude doing what he loves so much. Watch "The Last Waltz". A great film/documentary by Martin Scorsese. Considered by many as one of the greatest concert films ever made.
  • Avatar for umpire
    http://www.last.fm/group/Rick+Danko
  • Avatar for nicoinfurs
    incredible musician, it's in his voice!
  • Avatar for matisonfire
    a legend. plain and simple. his vocals on it makes no difference gives me chills
  • Avatar for nixhex4311
    Nobodies voice is like Rick Danko's. Consider that...it really is extremely unique.
  • Avatar for carybianchetta8
    we must sip the wine.

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