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Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:35 PM

Levon Helm has died.

This one's for you, sir. Thank you so much.

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Reply Levon Helm has died. (Original post)
WilliamPitt Apr 2012 OP
spanone Apr 2012 #1
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NoGOPZone Apr 2012 #2
cbdo2007 Apr 2012 #3
whatchamacallit Apr 2012 #4
xchrom Apr 2012 #5
A-Schwarzenegger Apr 2012 #6
kentuck Apr 2012 #10
gademocrat7 Apr 2012 #20
senseandsensibility Apr 2012 #32
lovemydog Apr 2012 #34
A-Schwarzenegger Apr 2012 #49
hifiguy Apr 2012 #7
pamela Apr 2012 #8
tularetom Apr 2012 #9
gademocrat7 Apr 2012 #11
madaboutharry Apr 2012 #12
WilliamPitt Apr 2012 #13
spiderpig Apr 2012 #46
SidDithers Apr 2012 #14
DefenseLawyer Apr 2012 #15
Old and In the Way Apr 2012 #16
lovemydog Apr 2012 #36
hifiguy Apr 2012 #47
EFerrari Apr 2012 #17
wilt the stilt Apr 2012 #18
SaveOurDemocracy Apr 2012 #19
argyl Apr 2012 #21
UnrepentantLiberal Apr 2012 #22
WilliamPitt Apr 2012 #23
OriginalGeek Apr 2012 #24
EFerrari Apr 2012 #31
EFerrari Apr 2012 #25
Zorra Apr 2012 #26
DFW Apr 2012 #27
guitar man Apr 2012 #28
lovemydog Apr 2012 #37
guitar man Apr 2012 #38
EFerrari Apr 2012 #42
guitar man Apr 2012 #44
lovemydog Apr 2012 #48
workinclasszero Apr 2012 #29
RevStPatrick Apr 2012 #30
EFerrari Apr 2012 #33
susanlinch Apr 2012 #35
Ikonoklast Apr 2012 #39
WilliamPitt Apr 2012 #40
HarveyDarkey Apr 2012 #41
krawhitham Apr 2012 #43
cherokeeprogressive Apr 2012 #45

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:36 PM

1. he was a national treasure....he will be sorely missed

rip levon

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:37 PM

2. .

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:38 PM

3. RIP Levon!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:38 PM

4. :(

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:38 PM

5. may Peace be with his family and friends. nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:42 PM

6. "When I Go Away"

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Response to A-Schwarzenegger (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:50 PM

10. Excellent.


I am going to get out my guitar and play a song for Levon... He has a deep musical spirit which will leave a noticeable vacuum when he's gone away...

He will be greatly missed.

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Response to A-Schwarzenegger (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 04:31 PM

20. Great song.

Thank you for posting it.

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Response to A-Schwarzenegger (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 07:12 PM

32. Perfect for today.

RIP, Mr. Helm.

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Response to A-Schwarzenegger (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 08:43 PM

34. thanks for posting that

beautiful song

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Response to A-Schwarzenegger (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 03:47 PM

49. I love this Levon song, glad you all enjoyed it.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:44 PM

7. Another icon has left us,

and far too soon. RIP, Levon.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:47 PM

8. Very sad.

I bet I've seen "The Last Waltz" 100 times. I own the album, cd, DVD and iTunes download. He was a pretty good actor, too, in Coal Miner's Daughter. This makes me very sad. Loved The Band, loved Levon Helm.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:47 PM

9. A great tribute to him here

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:52 PM

11. RIP, Levon.

A man whose music I have always loved.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 03:56 PM

12. He was great.

I love the way he sang.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 04:02 PM

13. He was also in "The Right Stuff," playing Jack Ridley and the narrator.

Watch the beginning - "You damn right it is!" - and then kick it over to 3:55, and give him another listen.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 11:32 PM

46. "Hey Ridley - you got any Beeman's?"

"Yeah, I think I might have me a stick."

I loved him, and I'm sad.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 04:03 PM

14. He'll be missed...



Sid

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 04:04 PM

15. RIP

An old friend that I never met.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 04:04 PM

16. I'll add my favorite-



Just a righteous version of a classic Grateful Dead tune., Tennessee Jed

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Response to Old and In the Way (Reply #16)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 08:51 PM

36. absolutely

Garcia / Hunter wrote so many great songs, and this one fits Levon like a glove.

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #36)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 11:51 PM

47. Agreed. I really like that song and will never again hear it

without thinking of Levon. Incredible band and a fabulous performance.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 04:06 PM

17. I put some early tributes here this morning

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101625019

in case anybody wants to read them or to add new ones.

Damn.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 04:16 PM

18. I was lucky enough to see them multiple times

once with the Dead in Roosevelt stadium and another with Clapton in Buffalo and once after Robbie Robertson left in Atlanta. they outplayed both the Dead and Clapton..
RIP Mr Helm.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 04:29 PM

19. :*(

Last edited Thu Apr 19, 2012, 06:30 PM - Edit history (1)


"Ashes of laughter
The ghost is clear
Why do the best things always disappear?
Like Ophelia (Levon)
Please darken my door."

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 04:36 PM

21. Levon doesn't play drums on this one but does sing and play mandolin.

Richard Manuel plays drums.



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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 04:50 PM

23. The lock?

Helm is a pretty major cultural figure. Cultural figures are discussed in this forum all the time.

If this gets locked, I'll be pretty fucking pissed.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 04:52 PM

24. why are people always shitting on the lounge?

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #24)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 06:59 PM

31. Sometimes people need help getting to know the Lounge.

Give 'em a boot up.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 05:00 PM

25. That's okay. We just need some walking music.






(oops, fixed link)

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 05:02 PM

26. Aww, geez.

Bon voyage, Levon

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 05:34 PM

27. A legend passes, but lives on. n/t

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 05:52 PM

28. RIP Levon

Well done, we love you

Here's the band I play with doing our version of Ophelia, recorded live in a little ol bar.

http://soundcloud.com/gtrman4931/ophelia-live

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Response to guitar man (Reply #28)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 08:53 PM

37. nice version

thanks for sharing

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #37)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 09:07 PM

38. thanks!

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Response to guitar man (Reply #28)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 10:44 PM

42. Wow, that's excellent.

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Response to EFerrari (Reply #42)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 11:21 PM

44. Thanks !

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Response to guitar man (Reply #28)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 10:05 AM

48. Bob D statement:

'He was my bosom buddy friend to the end, one of the last true great spirits of my or any other generation. This is just so sad to talk about. I still can remember the first day I met him and the last day I saw him. We go back pretty far and had been through some trials together. I'm going to miss him, as I'm sure a whole lot of others will too.'

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 05:59 PM

29. RIP Levon /nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 06:25 PM

30. On to that Midnight Ramble in the sky...

 

Thanks for all the great music, Levon!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 08:38 PM

33. Kick

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 08:47 PM

35. Thanks for the beauty you've left for us, Levon!

This one's for you, sir. Thank you so much.
This one's for you, lady. Thnak you so much.
Thanks for all the great music, Levon!
Thanks for the beauty you've left for us, Levon!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 09:14 PM

39. "...but they should never have taken the very best..."

The best are gone now, leaving the rest of us behind to mourn their passing.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 10:25 PM

40. Up

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 10:40 PM

41. RIP Levon

Your legacy lives on in our hearts

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 11:13 PM

43. up

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 11:27 PM

45. Thank You Levon

In some of us, your music will never die.

Thanks for the wonderful memories...

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