- Q: What are you doing for 4/20?
- A: Being a grown-up.
A musician friend told me a great Levon story:
After The Last Waltz show at the Winterland in ‘78, The Band were back stage talking about how great the show went and how amazing the experience had been for everybody. At one point, Robbie looked at everyone and suggested that they get back together. Levon was the first to reply: “Fuck you. We said it was the goddamn Last Waltz! I’m going back to fucking Arkansas!” Levon promptly left the room and building shortly there after.
One of the great ones. He sang and played the drums like a motherfucker. An underrated actor, band leader and songwriter. You will be missed, old man.
Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey.
Thank you fans and music lovers who have made his life so filled with joy and celebration… he has loved nothing more than to play, to fill the room up with music, lay down the back beat, and make the people dance! He did it every time he took the stage…
We appreciate all the love and support and concern.
From his daughter Amy, and wife Sandy