Levon Helm

Empire Of Dirt – Inside Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble

In tribute to the late Band legend, who died in April 2012, this week’s archive feature is a fascinating piece from October 2009’s Uncut (Take 149) – Barney Hoskyns travels to Levon Helm’s Woodstock barn for one of his Midnight Rambles, a musical hogroast-cum-celebration of the drummer’s life and legacy. “To me,” says Helm, “it’s just rock’n’roll…” ________________________________

Garth Hudson: “Levon Helm is a true hero”

Garth Hudson has paid tribute to his late collaborator in The Band, Levon Helm, in the new issue of Uncut, out Tuesday (May 22), calling him “a true hero”.

July 2012

The best I can say in pitiful mitigation of my frequently poor behaviour at the time is that in those days I was not easily embarrassed and usually up for anything, a sorry mix. Anyway, it's October 1976. Patti Smith's just released her new album, Radio Ethiopia.

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