|Birthname||Richard Clare Danko|
|born on||29 December 1943 at 05:31 (= 05:31 AM )|
|Place||Simcoe, Ontario (CAN), 42n50, 80w18|
|Timezone||EWT h4w (is war time)|
|Astrology data||06°48' 07°30 Asc. 23°33'|
Canadian musician, a singer and bass player with "The Band," formed in 1961 of four Canadians and an American southerner. They were popular in the late '60s touring with Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead and others with top rock'n'roll. Their music was both earthy and mystical, unsurpassed in depth and originality. They played together for almost a decade before their first big hit in 1968. The group broke up in 1976 and Danko did sessions and performed as a solo artist. They reunited in 1983 and were awarded the Canadian Juno Award 3/1989.
Danko died in his sleep at home in Marbletown, New York on 12/10/99, close to his 56th birthday.. The cause was under investigation by the medical examiner, but apparently nothing suspicious was ever found. He weighed 300 pounds at the time of death and was a known drug user and alcoholic.
- associate relationship with Dylan, Bob (born 24 May 1941). Notes: Occasional musical collaborators
- associate relationship with Starr, Ringo (born 7 July 1940). Notes: Toured together in All-Starr Band
Arthur Blackwell quotes him to Ruth F. Nobel
- Traits : Body : Weight
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (The Band)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Bass)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.