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Unchained melodies: “Don’t do it (Don’t you break my heart)”

“My biggest mistake was loving you too much — and letting you know.”

“Why do the best things always disappear?”

“Yeah, yeah, you know I sure wish I could yodel like Yoko!”

I was a teenage photo geek, and I used to spin up side two of “Before the Flood” and play it all night in the darkroom. The three voices of The Band — Levon Helm, Rick Danko and Richard Manuel — have been ringing through my head for most of my life.

“They should never have taken the very best.”

 

Further notice: The man behind the drums has left life’s stage.

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  • 3 comments

    3 Comments so far

    1. Dan Connolly April 19th, 2012 8:20 pm
    2. Greg Swann April 19th, 2012 8:44 pm
    3. Frank Ortega April 26th, 2012 8:25 am

      A great voice silenced. RIP Mr. Helm.