Re: Levon Helm
Apparently he's in the final stages of his long battle with throat cancer. Google him in, or go into his website for up to the date news, but it sounds like he's nearing the end of a great life. One of my favorite concert movies is "The Last Waltz", with The Band and friends - Dylan, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Clapton....and what a night it was. After The Band disintegrated, I was glad to see him go back to his musical roots, basically bluegrass, or as he put it sometimes, "mountain music". He was a good drummer, but he also played mandolin and guitar, and won a couple of Grammys for his last 2 records of mountain music. Not many around like him. His passing, barring a miracle, leaves 2 surviving members of The Band - Robbie Robertson and Garth Hudson.