Music, National Obituary Review

Levon Helm (May 26, 1940 – April 19, 2012)

1 Comment 19 April 2012

Well it’s not like it used to be.

One hell of a life. Levon Helm vocalist and drummer of The Band has passed away.

When I first sat down and watched The Last Waltz I remember thinking how fucking amazing the whole show was but especially The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.  It may have brought a tear to my eye. The power of the story specifically sung on that night is what stands out.  In sport you so often hear that you should leave it all on the field.

This performance is the epitome of that.

I went backwards from The Waltz and devoured The Bands material to were they are now one of my favorite all time bands.  I suggest if you are not familiar with their whole catalog then you should do the same.

You will be a better person for sure.
The Band – I Shall Be Released


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