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Levon Helm's Close To Joining The Heavenly Choir

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by GLWyandotte, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. GLWyandotte

    GLWyandotte Señor Member

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    According to his website, he's in his final stages of cancer.
    I'm going to miss him and am grateful for all the great music he gave us.:crying:
     
  2. Glock1963

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    One of the absolute best.

    If you don't believe me, just watch this...


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOi0tC00Luc"]The Last Waltz - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.mpg - YouTube[/ame]
     

  3. 69HEMI-R/T

    69HEMI-R/T

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    Really hate to hear this. He played, mainly, drums with the seminal group "The Band" but did play guitar and mandolin with them also.

    Here is a Youtube video of him on the mandolin. Fantastic group !!!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOAT0AocD1c&feature=related"]Emmylou Harris & The Band - The last Waltz (evangeline).mpg - YouTube[/ame]
     
  4. Little Joe

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    A great son of Arkansas.
     
  5. Nemesis.

    Nemesis.

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    He was also a fantastic and underrated character actor.
     
  6. 69HEMI-R/T

    69HEMI-R/T

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    Sorry, I don't think the link will work as it says imbedding is prohibited!

    It is a great video of them just onstage prior to a live concert due to Emmylou being on tour and not available for "The Last Waltz" concert. If you want to see him , Youtube up Emmylou Harris and "Evangeline". He is a great performer.
     
  7. GAtkins

    GAtkins CLM #58 CLM

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    A good friend of his lived across the street from me when I was a kid. Met him a few times and was on his tour bus a few times when I was a kid and he was in town. Seemed to be a gentleman. Sorry to hear of his condition.

    Glenn
     
  8. Bill Keith

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    That sucks, he is a great musician and gentleman:crying:
     
  9. skeeter1959

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    I have his last two solo albums. I thought he beat cancer. I will miss him.
     
  10. lawandorder

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    He has brought a lot of joy to people with his music and his acting ability.

    He will be missed!
     
  11. Restless28

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    Love "The night they drove old Dixie down."
     
  12. byf43

    byf43 NRA Endowment Life Member

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    From "The Right Stuff":

    "Hey Ridley! Got any Beeman's?"
    (Yeager - Sam Shepard)

    "Yeah. I think I got me a stick." (Ridley - Levon Helm)

    "O.K., y'all. Here we go, again!" (Ridley, as he released the X-1)


    "You go ahead and break it. We'll fix it." (Referring to the Mach meter. - Ridley)



    Levon Helm is a memorable actor!! I'm sorry to hear his health is failing.
     
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  13. czsmithGT

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    Guess he has been fighting it for a long time.
     
  14. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    Sad. I'll miss him. He made a lot of great music.
     
  15. schild

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    Hard to believe The Band is almost gone.