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#3558840 - 04/19/12 06:08 AM Levon Helm dead, RIP  
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The Band, and also, of course, Jack Ridley, in The Right Stuff.





Damn, this used to be a Hell of a country. A HELL of a Country!


Hi, I'm Larry and this my brother Dayrle, and this is my other brother Dayrle.
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#3558847 - 04/19/12 07:00 AM Re: Levon Helm dead, RIP [Re: Li'lJugs]  
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And my all time favorite...




RIP and thanks for the great music!


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#3558870 - 04/19/12 09:36 AM Re: Levon Helm dead, RIP [Re: Li'lJugs]  
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RIP!


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#3558881 - 04/19/12 10:17 AM Re: Levon Helm dead, RIP [Re: DaveP63]  
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RIP! Fine musician, good singer, and all round good guy. Loved his mandolin playing and drumming especially, but he could do it all.....so versatile. Gone to the great gig in the sky. Thanks for the tunes. smile I was happy to see that he kept playing on as long as he could, and he will be greatly missed.

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#3558936 - 04/19/12 01:19 PM Re: Levon Helm dead, RIP [Re: Li'lJugs]  
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Buddy of mine from work used to front the Barnburners for Levon, needless to say he was not in a good mood this morning.


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#3559006 - 04/19/12 02:59 PM Re: Levon Helm dead, RIP [Re: Li'lJugs]  
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#3559053 - 04/19/12 04:16 PM Re: Levon Helm dead, RIP [Re: Li'lJugs]  
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I knew that he was really sick but this is sad news ...... great drummer and all round musician. RIP and thanks for the music


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#3559085 - 04/19/12 04:49 PM Re: Levon Helm dead, RIP [Re: Li'lJugs]  
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FYI pretty sure hes just near death still anyone have a report that hes died? Links?


I've got a bad feeling about this.....
#3559090 - 04/19/12 04:55 PM Re: Levon Helm dead, RIP [Re: HitchHikingFlatlander]  
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Originally Posted By: HitchHikingFlatlander
FYI pretty sure hes just near death still anyone have a report that hes died? Links?


You're right Hitch, it seems he's 'knocking on heavens door' atm, I knew he was ill already and just assumed the OP was right. Still, the thoughts still apply as it looks like he hasn't got too long, inevitably.

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20120419/NEWS01/304190018/Levon-Helm-musician-s-dying-days-fans-love-pours-in?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|PoughkeepsieJournal.com|s&nclick_check=1

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"I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals".

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#3559178 - 04/19/12 07:04 PM Re: Levon Helm dead, RIP [Re: Li'lJugs]  
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Err, yeah, sorry Levon. I may have jumped the gun, however...

Levon Helm dead at 71

And on a side note, as much as I loved Levon and the Band, the day Willie Nelson "passes" (if he goes before me) will be a dark day. Seriously, that will change everything for me. Silly, maybe, but...


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#3559202 - 04/19/12 07:31 PM Re: Levon Helm dead, RIP [Re: Li'lJugs]  
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Li'l Jugs, you're right ; this used to be a HELL of a good country full of men with the right stuff.


Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Someday your life will flash in front of your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.
#3559262 - 04/19/12 09:09 PM Re: Levon Helm dead, RIP [Re: Li'lJugs]  
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#3559275 - 04/19/12 09:24 PM Re: Levon Helm dead, RIP [Re: Li'lJugs]  
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It was announced a few days ago that he was dying; it is a sad day indeed. The Band's music has been there to soothe my aching soul on many occasions, for that I thank you, Levon. Your masterpiece has been painted, and there's now a bed and a place to lay your head in Nazareth.

Sorry to disagree, but this still is one HELL of a country, and for many reasonsone of those reasons is Mr. Helm himself, and the many young artists hes mentored over the years. Our wide variety of music is a real national treasure, and is one of many things we should be proud of. I cant say I like all of it, but thats why we have so many varieties, theres something for everybody. I guess we could apply that logic to other facets of our country; we dont have to like everything, but as a whole, still one HELL of a country.


It was 1990, give or take, I don't remember
When the news of revolution hit the air
The girls hadn't even started taking down our posters
When the boys started cutting off their hair

The radio stations all decided angst was finally old enough
It ought to have a proper home
Dead, fat, or rich, nobodys left to #%&*$#
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#3559367 - 04/19/12 11:58 PM Re: Levon Helm dead, RIP [Re: Li'lJugs]  
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RIP Levon Helm

Saw the Band in 74. Great show.

#3559397 - 04/20/12 12:42 AM Re: Levon Helm dead, RIP [Re: Li'lJugs]  
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I did not realize he played Ripley. But I always have been a fan of his music.
RIP

#3559401 - 04/20/12 12:46 AM Re: Levon Helm dead, RIP [Re: Li'lJugs]  
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More than just played Ripley, he narrated the movie.


Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Someday your life will flash in front of your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.
#3559417 - 04/20/12 01:43 AM Re: Levon Helm dead, RIP [Re: Li'lJugs]  
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RIP.

I have always been fond of his character in the Right Stuff. Didn't know much about him when I first saw him. From different movies I've seen him in as well as things I've seen on tv with him I gathered he had a musical background. I've always liked his acting but didn't know about his extensive musical background till much later. Seemed like a neat guy. I found this 80s interview with him awhile back and he seems like he would have been a good friend to have.

Kind of interesting, I just ordered The Last Waltz a few days ago as well as Coal Minor's Daughter which he also acted in.


#3559466 - 04/20/12 03:16 AM Re: Levon Helm dead, RIP [Re: Li'lJugs]  
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You'll be missed.


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