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Mon Apr 16, 2012, 01:31 PM

 

(((((((((VIBES)))))))))))) To Levon Helm (The Band)

Apparently things are quite dire in Levon's world. Robbie Robertson even gave a nod to Levon during the Rock and Roll hall Of fame Speech. Death's door is the word.

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Reply (((((((((VIBES)))))))))))) To Levon Helm (The Band) (Original post)
Bennyboy Apr 2012 OP
hlthe2b Apr 2012 #1
graywarrior Apr 2012 #2
SecularMotion Apr 2012 #3
hlthe2b Apr 2012 #4
Mendocino Apr 2012 #5
Bennyboy Apr 2012 #6
Amerigo Vespucci Apr 2012 #8
bluesbassman Apr 2012 #7
Amerigo Vespucci Apr 2012 #9
guitar man Apr 2012 #10

Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 01:34 PM

1. He's had quite the battle with cancer over the years. I always liked him....

I wish him only the best.

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 01:40 PM

2. Damn

I love Levon.

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 02:46 PM

3. He's been postponing his recent gigs

Levon Helm Postpones More Shows

http://www.jambands.com/news/2012/04/13/levon-helm-postpones-more-shows

Good Vibes Levon!

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Response to SecularMotion (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 03:46 PM

4. You know, there is something almost perverse in how good "The Last Waltz" has held up

Scorsese did such a good job filming it, that it almost seems contemporaneous. And so, in my mind, Levon is forever that young, good looking drummer/vocalist from that last the Band concert. That makes his failing health and aging really hard to take....

Be well, Levon. Not time to leave us.

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 12:28 AM

5. I wish him the best.

I also recall with fondness, his portrayal of Loretta Lynn's father in Coal Miners Daughter.

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 05:29 PM

6. Helm family issues announcement....

 

"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"

We wish Lee & his family the best...

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 07:48 PM

8. Just went to his Facebook page and posted prayer and words of support, as the family requested.

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 06:05 PM

7. Vibes to Levon, his family, and bandmates.

A lingering end like that has got to be the worst.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 07:51 PM

9. I'd read a (reasonably) recent article in Rolling Stone...

...I thought he'd conquered cancer. This came as a shock, but that's the nature of the disease. My dad had multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer). It's not like the other forms of cancer. By the time you get the diagnosis, the doctor is basically handing you a death sentence. My dad was gone less than a month later.

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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 03:18 AM

10. Great Spirit bless and be with him

Thanks for the music and inspiration Levon, we love you

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