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Friday, April 20, 2012

So Long, Levon

I attended a funeral yesterday for someone I didn't know very well, but I was appropriately sad, as I'd just heard that one of my childhood musical heroes, Levon Helm, had died of cancer at age 71 (the other heroes were Neil Young and Iggy Pop; they have some things in common, if you think long enough about it).
Here he is with The Band, singing and drumming their Top 40 hit, "Up On Cripple Creek.:

And this is my favorite song by The Band:


Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

I hadn't even heard he'd died till you posted.


I always liked "The Weight" best.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Wow. No one else cares that Levon died?

Talk about "The Weight" ...

wildknits said...

MPR had a nice radio documentary on Levon last night (Saturday).

Hard to decide which is my favorite song....