Tuesday, April 17, 2012

levon helm

Levon Helm, the terrific drummer and lead singer for The Band, is dying.

This note, posted by Levon's wife and daughter, appeared on his web site today.

Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey.

Thank you fans and music lovers who have made his life so filled with joy and celebration… he has loved nothing more than to play, to fill the room up with music, lay down the back beat, and make the people dance! He did it every time he took the stage…

We appreciate all the love and support and concern.

From his daughter Amy, and wife Sandy

If you're not already a fan of Levon's gritty vocals and classic R&R drumming, you can sample some of his best work on YouTube, with this live version of The Band's late 60's hit, "Cripple Creek."

We'll mourn this event as we do the passing of all the great old ones. Good-bye Levon Helm, and Requiescat in pace.

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