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Levon’s Drums: Sliding to a Different Tonality

Robbie Robertson: I wrote The Weight in late 1967 in a house I was renting in Woodstock, N.Y. The Band…had already written enough songs for Music From Big Pink. But I wanted one more as a fallback, just in case. Our … Continue reading

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In Search of Levon’s Ludwigs

SKF NOTE: I liked everything about The Band from the moment I first heard The Weight on some student’s record player in my high school cafeteria. The gist of The Band’s bio was, these were accomplished musicians in upstate New … Continue reading

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Regrets? I’ve Had a Few #2 Levon Helm

I first heard Levon Helm singing and drumming in 1968. I was a sophomore in my high school cafeteria. A student with a record player was playing The Weight from The Band’s first album, Music from Big Pink. The song … Continue reading

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