Levon Helm dies

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Levon Helm dies

Postby welch » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:06 pm

Awesme musician and human being. I saw his Midnight Ramble twice, most recently this January. It was clear then that he was suffering, only sang one verse of "The Weight", his band's closedown-the-night song. Still a magnificent drummer. Great group of musicians -- an all-star band of studio musicians who live near Woodstock, plus a couple of singers who front their own groups.

Had an operation, then went on the road. Played Chicago just a couple of weeks ago.

I'll be playing "Ramble at the Ryman" as I drive home tonight.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/20/arts/ ... l?_r=1&hp#

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Postby Irn-Bru » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:16 pm

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Postby Deadskins » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:01 pm

Crap, I just saw him play a year or so ago, when he opened for John Prine. Very sad. RIP Levon.
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Postby BearSkins » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:26 pm

Best drummer I ever saw live. An absolute GENUINE legend and a hero of mine. His drumming on Neil Young's Revolution Blues stands as a pretty high watermark. Incredible - but he was an an incredible man, after all, so no surprise.

RIP Levon, and thanks
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