It was one of the great farewells of musical history - Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Van Morrison, Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell, Ringo Starr and Dr. John lined up for The Band's last ever live gig.
Tony Blair takes to the stage in a few hours time for his final conference appearance as PM. Will it be as memorable an occasion?
Martin Scorcese's film of the Last Waltz became one of the great 'Rockumentaries' movies of all time. Will this speech be looked back on so fondly? Or will it turn into an orgy of internecine violence, more like Goodfellas?
Either way, there's bound to be an Arctic Monkeys reference somewhere in it.
(Picture by Beau Bo D'Or)