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  • Levon Helm dies at 71; drummer and singer with the Band

    Levon Helm dies at 71; drummer and singer with the Band
    Levon Helm is most widely known for the songs he sang that found their way onto the pop charts during his long tenure as drummer and singer for the Band: "Up On Cripple Creek," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Don't Do It," earthy and infectious conglomerations of gospel, country, blues, folk and rock music.
  • Levon Helm 'one of the last true great spirits,' writes Bob Dylan

     
    Bob Dylan, who asked multi-instrumentalist Levon Helm and his band, the Hawks, to join him when he decided to “go electric” in the mid-'60s, has posted a short note on his website about Helm, who died after a long struggle with throat cancer...

    Levon Helm: Joe Henry remembers 'a deacon who spoke our gospel'

     
    Levon Helm: Musician, songwriter and producer Joe Henry writes an appreciation for Levon Helm, drummer and singer with the Band who died on Thursday.

    Levon Helm, singer and drummer for the Band, dies at 71

     
    Levon Helm, the widely respected and influential singer and drummer with the Band, whose Arkansas drawl colored the group's signature hits, including "Up on Cripple Creek" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," died Thursday in New York of throat...

    Levon Helm, singer and drummer for The Band, in final stages of cancer

     
    Singer and drummer Levon Helm is in the final stages of cancer, his family says. Best known for his work in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group The Band, Levon Helm was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1998.