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Thread: Levon Helm...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    right side of the couch

    Levon Helm...

    Not doing so well:
    Dear Friends,
    Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. 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...

    We appreciate all the love and support and concern.
    From his daughter Amy, and wife Sandy
    Bummed I blew off going, despite having tix, last time he played at Wolftrap. No way I was talking my wife into sitting in 100deg. heat with 90% humidity. Ah well.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Wow wee ... Thanks for sharing this info... Did not realize it was looking this grim. Prayers.

  3. #3
    BSS Guest
    This one is hard.

    Levon has been such a beacon all these years. I can't even count the number of times his music put a smile on my face. Practically the soundtrack of my life.

    Last I knew he had a slipped disc and was only gonna be down for a few weeks. Lots of good vibes to his family during this tough time.

    Fuck cancer
    Fuck cigarettes

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Shadynasty's Jazz Club
    They should serve him Robbie Robertson's heart on a platter with some fava beans and a nice Chianti. I feel pretty certain this would cure him.

    Shitty news. He made one hell of a comeback after his first bout. Makes me even more bummed that I didn't catch his show here a couple years ago.
    Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Sad times for alotta folks. He is/was a legend. So many memories...

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    crown of the continent
    Virgil Caine is the name...

    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

    Patterson Hood of the DBT's

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Seems like Levons family is alright with Robbie.

    "The only time any drummer should ever sing, is when he's Levon Helm"

  8. #8
    Hugh Conway Guest
    RIP Levon

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Sad Day!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    boy's club
    stoked i saw him live, albeit at too young an age to realize what a treat it was.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    May 2002
    right behind you!

    One night only... a celebration of the life and music of Leon Helm at Denver's historic Oriental Theater featuring The Last Waltz on the big screen.

    Benefit show for childhood music education. Hope you can make it.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    On The Flipside
    ^ was all set to hit buy, when the wife pointed out we had tickets to see Street Dogs that night.

    Sent from my PC36100 using TGR Forums

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Rest in peace Levon.

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