I’m afraid that this might be a regular thing but I feel that I owe something. As most are aware, Levon Helm passed away recently. Helm and the other members of The Band were unique in their connection to the history of North American popular music. The level of musicianship and musical knowledge elevated their performance to seminar status. Helm’s simple and reliable consistency (and the wood finish of his drums) was a pleasant hiatus from Led Zeppelin etc., and I heartily recommend that everyone install “The Last Waltz” in their library. Levon Helm will be sorely missed.