Twanged on 6music this evening to hear the great live version of 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down' by The Band - not just a great version of this particlular song but a great live performance and recording of any song. On finishing, Gideon Coe remarked that it had been played as part of a tribute to The Band's singing drummer who'd died after a long battle with cancer, which I was unaware of. I'm a late convert to The Band and am still catching up, but this quick post is for Mr Helm. If you're interested in watching Levon & The Band performing the song live then click here (link good at time of post).
Back in the day when I started up this blog, the above image was my header. Doesn't do justice to the baby blues that the owner normally peered through, but they're still the coolest...Original image - acrylic paint on canvas board