So, The Last Waltz concert is being reconstructed in New Zealand of all places, albeit with only two of the original participants, one of those being the wonderful Garth Hudson, up there with the most original pop/rock keyboard players of all time. I never consider going to these “tribute shows” because I’m pretty sure I’ll hate them, but I might just have to pop across the ditch from Sydney to one of these, just to hear Garth play.
You won’t have heard of any of the other musicians (except John Simon of course) – I know a few of them and they’re good players and singers. Kevin Borich, the guitar player, was in one of NZ’s greatest pop exports in the 60s, The Lah De Dahs.
I just hope Garth brings his Lowrey organ