Bye Levon Helm – Our Best Dad on Screen

  • Dylan and Levon Helm (via)

    NYtimes Obit and his homepage. <> <>Dylan responds (Rolling Stones)

    Levon was a real voice of America.

    He passed away peacefully at 1:30 this afternoon surrounded by his friends and bandmates,” (via)

    (So very sad..)

  • The Band – The Weight <> <> <> Ophelia on PBS

  • Helm was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1998. At the time, the cost of paying for treatment threatened to leave him homeless. “You got to pick one – pay your medical bills or pay the mortgage,” he said in a 2010 CNN interview. “Most people can’t do both, and I’m not different.” Helm recovered, and his home became the venue for a star-studded weekly concert series, the Midnight Rambles. These gigs led to a creative resurgence and two acclaimed albums, 2007’s Dirt Farmer and 2009’s Electric Dirt.

  • Jane Fonda and Levon Helm starred in the Dollmaker (youtube full film – more than 2 hours long – see this film if you missed.)

  • Levon named after Levon Helm.. – Levon by Elton John (We’ll be singing this song…)