One of rock’s great drummers died today

Levon Helm, drummer and singer for The Band died today in NYC (see NYTimes story here).  You can count on one hand great drummers who are also great singers.  These two videos give you an idea of why he’s one of our favorites.  Nothing more to say.  Just watch.


  • His voice held the bluesy, weathered and resilient essence of his Arkansas upbringing in the Mississippi Delta.
    It sure did. He was one of my favorites too. How sad … those of us of a certain age … have lost two great legends of our time in two days.


  • Thanks for posting this. The Band was one of my top 3 or 4 groups. Levon Helm and Robbie Robertson were fantastic performers. Levon and his band performed here in Ann Arbor last month and put on a memorable evening of great music.


  • Wow. Good pick, thanks for sharing that


  • “Take a load off …Levon”. (10th song of their set at Woodstock) that’s right 10th song


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