Apr 19, 2012

Levon Helm; Musician and Actor… May Your Journey Be Peaceful And Filled With Love

One of our favorite musicians and actors is winding down what has been a beautiful and fruitful life and our thoughts and prayers are with him.  Best known as both the drummer and one of three lead vocalists for the legendary rock group THE BAND, Levon Helm also made a name for himself as an accomplished actor, appearing in multiple films including Coal Miners Daughter as Loretta Lynn's father and his sensitive portrayal of the destitute blind man with a Mexican radio in the much favored The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada', both alongside Tommy Lee Jones (another favorite). His performance in The Last Waltz documenting The Band's 1978 farewell concert at Bill Graham's Fillmore West and directed by Martin Scorsese was a joy to behold. The Band's track The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down has always given chills, the song is now more poignant than ever. I have fond memories of heading over the Cahuenga Pass into Hollywood to see The Last Waltz at The Pantages Theater some 30 plus years ago. Godspeed Levon.

 




3 comments:

  1. I remember his rol in three burials but didn't know who he was untill now

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  2. Best Wishes Levon on your next adventure...

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  3. Not to mention he was the drummer for Ronnie Hawkins. Love me some Levon! Journey safe my brother!

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