Levon Helm was voice of an earlier America
Thursday, April 26, 2012
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While Levon Helm’s death hit hard anyone who loved rock ’n’ roll, the sadness may feel universal but also very specific. Everybody of a certain age (mine, and younger) remembers the first impact of that voice. It seemed to emanate from deep in the past and wield a strange healing power, especially as it hit us all at a bad moment of national torment....