Friday, 20 April 2012

R.I.P. Levon Helm - The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down


THE BAND - The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down(from the Last Waltz)

It is with great sadness we learn that Levon Helm lost his battle with cancer and passed away yesterday.  He had a fabulous career with the Band and before that was part of the Hawks that backed Dylan when he first played electric. The Hawks/Band also contributed to the Basement Tapes with Dylan. The Band then went on to record several classic albums.

Levon had a very successful solo Career and his comeback album Dirt Farmer earned the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2008.

I loved the Band and I loved Levon's vocals. They were special. He was special!

He will be sadly missed by everyone in Tune Doctor.
They should never have taken the very best

R.I.P.

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21 April 2012 at 01:43

Hear hear, many a late night have the Band been with me, with 'The Weight' probably one of my favourite songs in the entire universe.

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