Tag: Levon Helm

"Once were brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band"- A one-sided look at music history

"Once were brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band"- A one-sided look at music history
I pulled into Nazareth, was feelin’ about half past dead I just need some place where I can lay my head We’re in the era of the classic rock music documentary. In the last year we’ve seen films detailing the lives of Linda Ronstadt, David Crosby and the singer-songwriters of Southern California. This film genre... Read more »

Robbie Robertson, "Testimony" and the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz

Robbie Robertson, "Testimony" and the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz
November 25, 1976. Thanksgiving Day. Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The Last Waltz. Today is the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz. It was the final concert for the original members of the legendary rock group, The Band. If you’re not familiar with the story, The Band had been together for close to two decades... Read more »

Happy Birthday Levon Helm: Classic Perfomances

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The Weight at Woodstock. I love the end when he's talking with Rick Danko.
If you know me even a little, you know how much I love The Band. Today would have been Levon Helm’s 74th birthday. It’s a day for celebration. Singing and drumming at the same time is pretty complicated. There’s only a few that do it and no one was better than Levon. Let’s honor him... Read more »

Levon Helm and Robbie Robertson: The Feud That Went To The Grave

Money does funny things to people. Families become fractured. Lifelong friendships end. Why should a rock band be any different.  Last weeks lawsuit over songwriting credits on “Stairway To Heaven” once again brings to mind the bitter feud between Levon Helm and Robbie Robertson, of The Band. There are many ways bands deal with writing... Read more »

I Don't Want To Work...I Wanna Bang On The Drums All Day

I usually write about Parkinson’s issues during the week and music on the weekend. Sometimes the two meet and then watch out! I’ve written quite a few pieces about alternative therapy methods and a lot of them include music. In most cases it’s about being able to focus on a song or even part of... Read more »

Ginger Baker vs Levon Helm

This has been a big year for movies about music. You had ” 20 Feet From Stardom”, ” Muscle Shoales” and in the theaters now, ” Inside Llewyn Davis.” I’m going to talk about two others, that featured two of the great personalities of rock and roll from the ’60’s, Ginger Baker and Levon Helm.... Read more »
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