Saturday, June 2, 2012

Levon Helm: May 26, 1940 – April 19, 2012

Mark Lavon "Levon" Helm, drummer and singer and mandolin player, etc,. for the Band, passed away recently.  Ironically, only started listening to The Band in 1978 after seeing their final concert appearance put on film (Scorsese?) in the movie The Last Waltz..

In interview in the film, Robbie Robertson explained they decided to quit touring after 20 years on the road as road lies littered with fatalities.

Ironically, The Band reformed, sans Robertson, and the road did claim the life of Richard Manuel after a show in Winter Park, FL, near my dirt pile, which sort of pisses me off.

Rich rock and rollers should kill themselves the old fashioned way, through alcoholism and drug abuse.

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