Levon Helm statement
Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:07 PM
3:20 PM, Apr. 17, 2012 |
Levon Helm / Courtesy photo/John O'Neill
The message reads:
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 "
Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:13 PM
one to dance to...
and one to cry by...
Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:56 PM
Us too... We were aiming to get to one later on this year, now that we are close-ish.
I am thankful, though, that I saw him at The Chance in Pougkeepsie in the mid 90's. It was pretty intimate there and Levon came outside after the show. I remember he was so real and so down to earth. He really conveyed appreciation towards the fans. I'm glad I have that memory. And it teaches me the valuable lesson that tomorrow isn't promised and procratination doesn't pay off. I was totally planning to catch a Ramble this summer.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:56 AM
March 2012 interview:
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