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Jerry Jeff Walker and Joe Ely on stage with Ernest Tubb at the Broken Spoke in Austin, TX, 1977.

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Levon Helm in front of the sign in Marvel Arkansas.
Levon was born in the Philips County Arkansas town of Elaine.
He grew up in a tiny community called Turkey Scratch that was outside of Marvel.

The boyhood home of Mark Lavon "Levon" Helm.

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Old Turkey Scratch store.

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Levon, Levon likes his money
He makes a lot, they say

In one of his last interviews Robbie Robertson said when Levon quit the band for the last time it was because he thought he should share more in the songwriter credits & money with Robbie. He went on to say he & Levon settled their differences before Levon passed. Now Robbie has passed also.
 

billski

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Levon, Levon likes his money
He makes a lot, they say

In one of his last interviews Robbie Robertson said when Levon quit the band for the last time it was because he thought he should share more in the songwriter credits & money with Robbie. He went on to say he & Levon settled their differences before Levon passed. Now Robbie has passed also.
"Levon quit the band for the last time"
Robbie ended the band. Levon didn't quit. Very clear from many interviews Levon didn't want the band to end.

"settled their differences"
Not true either.
 

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"Levon quit the band for the last time"
Robbie ended the band. Levon didn't quit. Very clear from many interviews Levon didn't want the band to end.

"settled their differences"
Not true either.

Judging by the intro to this clip, it seems to me that they had indeed settled their differences, although maybe that was just Robbie's perspective. Either way, I thought his words were touching:

 
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billski

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Judging by the intro to this clip, it seems to me that they had indeed settled their differences, although maybe that was just Robbie's perspective. Either way, I thought his words were touching:

"indeed settled their differences"
Levon was unconscious on his deathbed.
 

billski

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I think it was pretty plain that Levon was unconscious; Robbie made that clear, and I understood what he said. What do you have to offer to confirm they didn't settle their affairs? Short of "Not true either".
Levon held great animosity / bitterness towards Robbie Robertson, rightly or wrongly. There's no evidence that that ever changed including in the clip you shared.
 

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