Post by mjbrathwaite on Apr 22, 2012 18:30:47 GMT -5
He certainly was one of the greats. I'm not sure it even got reported in New Zealand, although he's well known here. I saw him with Ringo too in 1989 when I was in America. It was the closest I got to seeing the Band perform "The Weight" in person.
Post by Paul Sylvain on Apr 22, 2012 19:50:59 GMT -5
It's funny but I never really listened to The Band. I mean, I was aware of a couple of songs, but never bought or listened to their albums. No reason, really, but probably because The Band's music was way different than what I was listening to at the time. That is not to say that Levon's passing loses its meaning on me. The Band was hugely influential in its day and Levon's voice was a signature part of the band's sound.