The greatest Strat army in history? Watch Bob Dylan and Robbie Robertson lead Eric Clapton, Ronnie Wood and more in a historic rendition of I Shall Be Released

(from left) Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Eric Clapton and Ronnie Wood perform at The Last Waltz concert at the Winterland Ballroom on November 25, 1976 in San Francisco, California
(Image credit: Larry Hulst/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images, Ed Perlstein/Redferns/Getty Images)

Set at The Band's "farewell concert" of the same name on Thanksgiving Day (November 25), 1976, and directed by Martin Scorsese, The Last Waltz captures one of the most momentous, over-the-top and star-studded concerts in rock music history.

Though centered around The Band themselves, it's most famous for a scarcely believable guest list that included, but was not limited to: Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Paul Butterfield, Emmylou Harris, and, of course, the man who brought The Band into the limelight, Bob Dylan.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.