Richard Clare Danko (December 29, 1943 – December 10, 1999) was a Canadian musician, bassist, songwriter, and singer, best known as a founding member of The Band. During the 1960s, Danko performed as a member of the Hawks, backing Ronnie Hawkins and then Bob Dylan.
Rick Danko was -- and will forever be known as -- one of the three singing members of the Band, as well as their bassist. Their principal lead singer on the first album, he was second of the members to join the group back in its days backing Ronnie Hawkins, and the second of its members to pass away.
Rick Danko was born on December 29, 1943 in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. He was married to Elizabeth Grafton and Grace Seldner. He died on December 10, 1999 in Marbletown, New York, USA. See full bio »
Dec 10, 1999 · Rick Danko, bassist for pioneering roots-rockers The Band, was found dead Friday morning (Dec. 10) in his Woodstock, N.Y., home, his publicist said. No cause of death has been announced, but...
Dec 11, 1999 · Rick Danko, who helped mold the sound of modern rock as a bassist and singer with The Band, died yesterday — a day after his 56th birthday. Danko, who backed the folkie Bob Dylan’s move to go...
- Andy Geller
Mar 05, 1989 · Rick Danko, who lives in Bearsville between Albany and New York City, was a member of the rock group The Band and now tours as a solo act. His son was born in Rhinebeck, across the Hudson River. Eli Danko is also survived his mother, Grace Seldner of San Rafael, Calif., his stepmother, Elizabeth, and two stepbrothers and a sister.
ROCK MUSIC has lost one of its seminal characters and a significant musician with the death of Rick Danko, a founder member of The Band. A deft, melodic bass player and a soulful singer, Danko was...
- Chris Welch
Dec 12, 1999 · Rick Danko, a singer and bass player in the Band, revered as one of the most important rock acts of the 1960's and 70's for its work with Bob Dylan and its first albums as a group, died in his...
What happened to Rick Danko wasn't an isolated accident of cruel fate, wasn't the outcome of deep depression and self-hatred; not to over-simplify (and, god knows, not to disrespect), but apparently the 'good' times killed him--that and, according to Helm, all the people with their hands in his pockets that made him work himself to death (nice denial, Levon).
- 50 min
- The Band Trades
- related to: rick danko
findsimilar.com has been visited by 100K+ users in the past month
peoplelooker.com has been visited by 100K+ users in the past month