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  posted on 5/29/2013 at 01:01 PM
http://www.levonhelm.com/roadtrek.htm Id love to own this bad boy.

 

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  posted on 5/29/2013 at 02:34 PM
Very sweet ride.....I think I'll buy a lottery ticket on the way home tonight.
 

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  posted on 5/29/2013 at 02:45 PM

 

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  posted on 5/30/2013 at 10:43 AM
I donít want this to come off as rude or inconsiderate but it blows my mind a little bit how the Levon Helm estate is struggling so much monetarily. This guy was in the friggin Band and toured up until the point he got very sick.
The love for levon show was also a benefit show to raise money to save his ranch.
What did this guy do to blow through all his cash in his lifetime? He never struck me as a lavish guy. Canít imagine he was driving around in 300k ferrariís, throwing million dollar parties etc.

 

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  posted on 5/30/2013 at 11:18 AM
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I donít want this to come off as rude or inconsiderate but it blows my mind a little bit how the Levon Helm estate is struggling so much monetarily. This guy was in the friggin Band and toured up until the point he got very sick.
The love for levon show was also a benefit show to raise money to save his ranch.
What did this guy do to blow through all his cash in his lifetime? He never struck me as a lavish guy. Canít imagine he was driving around in 300k ferrariís, throwing million dollar parties etc.

First off, he got no royaltys from [The Band] robertson wrote the songs. second, he battled throat cancer for 10 years. that had to take a toll on his finances.

 

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  posted on 5/30/2013 at 11:29 AM
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I donít want this to come off as rude or inconsiderate but it blows my mind a little bit how the Levon Helm estate is struggling so much monetarily. This guy was in the friggin Band and toured up until the point he got very sick.
The love for levon show was also a benefit show to raise money to save his ranch.
What did this guy do to blow through all his cash in his lifetime? He never struck me as a lavish guy. Canít imagine he was driving around in 300k ferrariís, throwing million dollar parties etc.

First off, he got no royaltys from [The Band] robertson wrote the songs. second, he battled throat cancer for 10 years. that had to take a toll on his finances.


Wasnt aware he got no royalties from the band, i assumed he still would as a performer even tho he did not write the tunes.

 

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  posted on 5/30/2013 at 11:32 AM
Robbie didn't do the right thing for any of his fellow bandmates.
 

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  posted on 5/30/2013 at 12:50 PM
Im sure the documentary will shed some light into Levon's post "band" troubles, especially the last decade of his life.

 

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  posted on 5/31/2013 at 09:17 AM
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I donít want this to come off as rude or inconsiderate but it blows my mind a little bit how the Levon Helm estate is struggling so much monetarily. This guy was in the friggin Band and toured up until the point he got very sick.
The love for levon show was also a benefit show to raise money to save his ranch.
What did this guy do to blow through all his cash in his lifetime? He never struck me as a lavish guy. Canít imagine he was driving around in 300k ferrariís, throwing million dollar parties etc.



Life Insurance could have taken care of a lot of the estate's problems.

 

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  posted on 5/31/2013 at 11:25 AM
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Im sure the documentary will shed some light into Levon's post "band" troubles, especially the last decade of his life.


If you're talking about "Ain't In It For My Health", I watched it, and I guess it sheds some light on his post-Band troubles, but not much more than you already know: he wasn't raking in tons of money off The Band, he fought cancer in the last years of his life, and he threw some killer concerts at his homestead. He also smoked pot right up until the end. It's cool to see him hanging out with Billy Bob Thornton (a rare celebrity that I'd love to have a few beers with) and his neighbors and family. I'll always wish I could have made it up there for one of those Rambles.

 

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  posted on 5/31/2013 at 11:40 AM
Cool, browsing the web they are about 99k new, used with 20k miles around 75k. That should cover alot of bills.

 

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  posted on 5/31/2013 at 12:05 PM
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Robbie didn't do the right thing for any of his fellow bandmates.


This is the point of eternal conflict for Band lovers who take opposite sides. Surely JRR was not magnanimous; but I don't think any Lennon-McCartney songwriting royalties go to Ringo. Was JRR taking advantage of "naÔve" band members who helped mold the songs or was he truly the only creative writer in the bunch? We will never know. The lesson to be learned is always get your writing credit in writing.

One thing is for certain - Levon was a very proud many. Supposedly Bruce Springsteen was ready to open up his checkbook to the tune of a few million to clear off the debts - and Levon informed him he would work it off himself. Hence the rambles. Too many years of poor health and too little income just made it impossible for him to catch up. Most Americans are merely a serious illness away from bankruptcy

 

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Robbie didn't do the right thing for any of his fellow bandmates.


This is the point of eternal conflict for Band lovers who take opposite sides. Surely JRR was not magnanimous; but I don't think any Lennon-McCartney songwriting royalties go to Ringo. Was JRR taking advantage of "naÔve" band members who helped mold the songs or was he truly the only creative writer in the bunch? We will never know. The lesson to be learned is always get your writing credit in writing.

One thing is for certain - Levon was a very proud many. Supposedly Bruce Springsteen was ready to open up his checkbook to the tune of a few million to clear off the debts - and Levon informed him he would work it off himself. Hence the rambles. Too many years of poor health and too little income just made it impossible for him to catch up. Most Americans are merely a serious illness away from bankruptcy


The subject of royalties has been often discussed here. I'm not sure the average person realizes how complicated it is when it comes to famous artists and their music. What we're talking about here is songwriting. Songwriting royalties are paid to the songwriters, publishing royalties are paid to the publishers. It is in a songwriters best interest to own or have some ownership in the publisher of their own songs... to use Ringo as an example, he did have a very small percentage in Northern Songs (who published Lennon/McCartney songs in England at the time). So he was not making the same publishing royalties John & Paul made, but he was making some money off of their songs. That is not common in bands. But the Beatles also had other contracts set up that have always paid them something for the music they made... It's complicated and most bands don't necessarily have that set up that way.

In the case of The Band, the songs written by Robbie Robertson, I'm sure have nothing paid to anyone else involved in the recording of those songs... Likewise, when someone like Rod Stewart covers a Robbie Robertson, he will get royalties for that.

I'm not sure how any other aspect of The Band's contracts and legalities were setup. But knowing the way most things went for band's at the time, I could see how Levon probably got some money for his work, but nothing compared to what most people would think it is or should be in their own minds.

And for that matter, 10 years of cancer could deplete the richest of men's bank accounts depending on exactly what is needed to be done... He probably had no health insurance, that seems to never be included in a musician's salary...

 

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  posted on 5/31/2013 at 02:52 PM
i'd like to plug Randy Poe's "Chasing the Red Headed Stranger" here. Randy goes into deep and interesting depth on royalities, mechanical royalties and subjects of this matter. buy the book, read the book and learn how the business works.

and it is one heck of a story!

 

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  posted on 5/31/2013 at 03:12 PM
I think Robertson read it...

 

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