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The Last Waltz

Thinking of Levon Helm...


[Note: For those who may not know, Levon was the drummer and one of the primary vocalists with the remarkable group The Band, initially constructed as Bob Dylan's backup group. In my humble opinion, "Music from Big Pink" (their first album) was a truly revolutionary contribution in a time of unmatched creativity and variety in music. I have listened to it as often as any album I own. Thus, when Levon's wife and daughter announced a few days ago that he was in the final stages of his battle with cancer, it affected me in significant ways, causing reflection on a number of losses of this type always do. Remarkably, he is 71...and time moves on...]


[[Later today...RIP Levon]]


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Uploaded on April 19, 2012