Remembering Levon Helm on His Birthday
On May 26, 1940 a legend was born. On April 19, 2012 we lost a legend. But the years in between sure were great for the music world.. Those are the years that we had Levon Helm. I have been a fan of The Band for as long as I can remember. And I have always loved Levon. He was a great drummer, singer, mandolin player, a great all around musician. A musician’s musician.
I was lucky enough to meet Levon a few times. At the radio station a couple of times, at The Chance a couple of times, and once at Dutchess Stadium when he played a show there. He was so humble, so nice. He acted as if he was the lucky one to meet us.
Today we remember a great man on what would have been his 76th birthday, and celebrating his music and his life, and the difference he made in ours.