Friday, April 20, 2012

Another Loss to the Music World

Levon Helm, drummer for the iconic Canadian group, The Band, has died in New York at age 71, after a battle with cancer.

The Band was a great favourite of my husband and me, and I can sing along fairly easily to many of their tunes. At one point, they teamed up with Bob Dylan to co-write several songs, including one of my very favourites, I Shall Be Released.

Mr. Helm, this may have been your Last Waltz, but your contribution to The Band's timeless rock-a-billy music will long be remembered.

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2 comments: said...

I'm sorry to hear that. Hmmm... Maybe I'll hear him on CBC radio this weekend? Fri or Sat night? I'm sure Randy will play him. : )

All the best,

Judy Martin said...

My husband and I just watched The Last Waltz movie - and were so impressed with seeing the energy from Levon Helm.

This is a loss.

best wishes