Levon Helm, RIP

There are dozens of lovely obituaries of Levon Helm available – I like this one from the LA Times. And this quote in particular, about his childhood in Arkansas: “I would go right into Chapel Silas’ grocery story and Mr. Silas had one of the best jukeboxes in Phillips County, and I would sit there and feed that jukebox and he would feed me, you know, bologna and cheese.” The very sad passing of Levon Helm has prompted me to re-read (again!) John Niven’s wonderful novella about the Big Pink era. (It was great to hear Barney Hoskyns raving about it at the recent pop conference in NYC.)


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