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Archive for April 18th, 2012

Thoughts & prayers for Levon Helm (May 26, 1940 ~ April 19, 2012) & family

- April 18th, 2012

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A classic photo of Levon Helm in action at Bluesfest, July 15, 2001. LFP ace photographer Ken Wightman waited & waited for the moment . . . & here it is. Courtesy of Western Archives

RIP Levon Helm (1940-2012). You were one of the v. great ones.

Here is a statement from the website:

“Levon Helm passed peacefully this afternoon. He was surrounded by family, friends and band mates and will be remembered by all he touched as a brilliant musician and a beautiful soul.”

I have been thinking about Levon Helm off & on during the day, how sweet & funny he was during our interview with him before Bluesfest 2001  . . . & the joyful intense drummerphoto LFP photo ace Ken Wightman took of Levon on that night.