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Old 04-18-2012, 05:18 AM
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"Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer," says the note. "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."

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Old 04-18-2012, 06:46 AM
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Ya I saw that too. Cool guy, superb and CLEVER drummer, and a great singer too.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:50 AM
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ive been up to the ramble many times at his house

listened to him playand sing and broke bread

this deeply saddens me

if any of you dont own the album Dirt Farmer I recommend you get it
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:24 PM
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May God bless Levon as he enters this part of the journey.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:54 PM
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My thoughts are with him and his family. Levon should be proud of his body of work and hold those memories with him as they are with us.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:41 PM
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My thoughts are with him and his family. Levon should be proud of his body of work and hold those memories with him as they are with us.
what he said - may he RIP when all is said and done
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:53 PM
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I just posted this in the Off topic section....sorry.
I know at least 2 guys on this forum who've met Levon and have had the pleasure of jamming with him. He is a fantastic person and drummer.Always interested in new music.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:55 PM
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He brought a smile to my face,and made my toe tap,every time I heard the man sing and play.I will miss him.One of the great ones,who could lay it down,without getting in the way.

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Old 04-18-2012, 06:57 PM
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I really love that man. What a great guy. I hope he isn't suffering.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:16 PM
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Sad, but the man had a great life and left behind so much awesome music. Even my kids, who are very young, love to sing along with The Basement Tapes, one of my all time favorite albums. Through the music you can literally hear the fun they must have been having as they put those songs together. Awesome musician. Love Levon.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:18 PM
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I really love that man. What a great guy. I hope he isn't suffering.
He's being kept " comfortable " from what I'm told.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:39 AM
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i would be remiss if i didn't post this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZaU3VtMfoM
Levon Helm - Tennessee Jed On Letterman
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:26 PM
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Levon has died. Rest in Peace.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:37 PM
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From USAToday:
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:47 PM
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Just read that he has passed. Levon along with his Canadian "Band" members were a big influence on me. He will be greatly missed.
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I've been listening to his music intensely the past few days, what great groove, and soulful voice. He just seemed like a wonderful human being. Another great one passes on.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:08 PM
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"Take what you need and leave the rest. But they should never have taken the very best......"

Rest in God's Eternal Peace, Levon.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:34 PM
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Here is the article from the Toronto Star, Levon had made Toronto his home back in the 60's and you may find this has a slightly different outlook on the man. he was very much beloved by Torontonians and Canadians in general.

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment...adventure?bn=1
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:10 PM
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I am so deeply saddened that there are no words to describe it
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:38 AM
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RIP Levon !
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Here is the article from the Toronto Star, Levon had made Toronto his home back in the 60's and you may find this has a slightly different outlook on the man. he was very much beloved by Torontonians and Canadians in general.

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment...adventure?bn=1
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:51 PM
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RIP Levon. Thanks for the music
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:37 PM
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Sad to hear. What drummer in the musical world today can one even begin to compare to Levon? Impossible. Unique, creative and one of a kind.
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:53 AM
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As long as we still listen to his body of work.....he'll always be alive.RIP Levon,you inspired all those who actually listened.

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Old 04-21-2012, 06:15 AM
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As long as we still listen to his body of work.....he'll always be alive.RIP Levon,you inspired all those who actually listened.

Steve B
For sure mate. Just finished watching The Last Waltz, in tribute.

Always sad, but we've all got that one comin'. But I sure am thankful he lived.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:47 PM
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This might seem odd.

I know him, but never REALLY listened.

So I should pick "dirt Farmer," "the basement tapes," and what else?

I tend to learn about things AFTER the fact, such as here.

Any suggestions? I should point out I ma pretty familiar with the Band stuff, but that is about it. I always wondered what else to lsiten to.

I did feel he seemed so natural behind the drums, and had good tone.
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