Thursday, April 19, 2012

Levon' last waltz

"but they never should have taken the very best..."

RIP - May 26, 1940 - April 19, 2012





Last week I was shocked and so saddened to hear that my old band mate, Levon, was in the final stages of his battle with cancer. It hit me really hard because I thought he had beaten throat cancer and had no idea that he was this ill. I spoke with his family and made arrangements to go and see him.

On Sunday I went to New York and visited him in the hospital. I sat with Levon for a good while, and thought of the incredible and beautiful times we had together. It was heartwarming to be greeted by his lovely daughter Amy, whom I have known since she was born. Amy’s mother, Libby Titus, and her husband, Donald Fagen, were so kind to help walk me through this terrible time of sadness. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Sandy.

Levon is one of the most extraordinary talented people I’ve ever known and very much like an older brother to me. I am so grateful I got to see him one last time and will miss him and love him forever.


-Robbie Robertson L'ultimo valzer di Levon Helm

4 comments:

jesus's inferno said...

:(

Anonymous said...

"The Weight":

"The Big Chill" soundtrack too, shoes scene.

Goodbye Levon, thanx.


Francesca

Anonymous said...

ciao Paolino,
Eric dovrebbe aver suonato al Midnight Ramble il 14/04 lo sapevi?
Non ricordo chi aveva definito Levon l'unico batterista in grado di farti piangere; assieme a Rick & Richard probabilmente stanno armonizzando in cielo The weight, chissà che la pioggia di queste ore non siano le lacrime degli angeli. Jacksie

Anonymous said...

Lacrime sul viso!! Un abbraccio Paolo, sono con te, Marcello

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