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Rick Danko

Canadian musician, bassist, songwriter and singer

Died when: 56 years 346 days (683 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn


Rick Danko

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, for which he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

During the 1960s, Danko performed as a member of the Hawks, backing Ronnie Hawkins and then Bob Dylan.Then, between 1968 and 1977, Danko and the Hawks, now called the Band, released seven studio albums before breaking up.

Beginning with the group's reformation in 1983 and up until his death, Danko participated in the Band's partial reunion.

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