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Levon Helm died today.

  1. Apr 19, 2012 #1
    He is feeling completely dead.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LAcP_v-j3I
     
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  3. Apr 19, 2012 #2

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    Levon will be missed.
     
  5. Apr 19, 2012 #4

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQYj2ltJKe8
     
  6. Apr 19, 2012 #5

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    Thank you Jimmy and Ivan for not making me find those videos.

    Although I had not a clue who's name was associated with those two songs, I will never forget his voice, nor how those two songs made me feel, a long, long, time ago.

    (I heard on the radio on the way, that Elton's song was about him.)

    Don't know if this is some kind of wiki-joke:
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  7. Apr 19, 2012 #6

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    That brought back vivid memories.

    Way back when I started college, I worked as a waitress at a dive place. I usually did the late shift, and we'd close about 10 or 11. I remember wiping all the tables down, vacuuming, etc. after closing, and the owner would *always* play this song on the juke box as he scrubbed the grill. He's sing along, loudly and badly :smile:.

    So this song always makes me remember putting chairs up on tables, and being soooo tired.
     
  8. Apr 20, 2012 #7

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    Good context. I'll always remember Levon for "The Night They Drove Ole' Dixie Down". Dylan was no dummy when it came to picking a Band.
     
  9. Apr 20, 2012 #8

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    Dylan's backup band became The Band. Linda Ronstadt's backup band became The Eagles. Sometimes the musicians making you sound good in the studio and on-stage get their "props". I should mention that Don Henley is a very talented drummer/singer/songwriter like Levon. I have the utmost respect for somebody that can pull that off. Playing bass and singing (Sting and Jack Bruce come to mind) is hard for me too. I can play rhythm/lead guitar and sing away just fine - but please don't put a mic in front of me when I am part of the rhythm section.
     
  10. Apr 20, 2012 #9

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    See the man with the stagefright? This song just came up on my CD rotation. Luckily, I got over that in my teens or I would have starved in college.

     
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