Levon Helm, R.I.P.

This is very sad but not unexpected news. The great Levon Helm, drummer and vocalist for The Band, has died at the age of 71. Levon has been herocially battling a series of maladies for many years. He was one of my childhood musical heroes and always had a special place in my heart. I’m even feeling a bit verklempt right now and that’s a rare thing for me, y’all.

Here’s one of Levon’s many signature songs:

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  1. Though old enough to’ve always been a fan of The Band, I saw that movie on the big screen when it premiered and had a sho’nuff goddamn religious experience involving Levon Helm and Muddy Waters. Over the years, I became as big a fan of Levon, and, well… Muddy’s dayud too.

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